Your Weekend Message From The Master

Kent Anderson
The Left Is Right
Published in
7 min readMay 11, 2024

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May 11, 2024

A great deal of fun has been had by all with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s revelation that a dead worm had been discovered calcified in his brain. This came from a lengthy piece in The New York Times on Kennedy’s medical history, much of it based on depositions he gave during a divorce action.

The doctor believed that the abnormality seen on his scans “was caused by a worm that got into my brain and ate a portion of it and then died,” Mr. Kennedy said in the deposition…For decades, Mr. Kennedy suffered from atrial fibrillation, a common heartbeat abnormality that increases the risk of stroke or heart failure. He has been hospitalized at least four times for episodes, although in an interview with The Times this winter, he said he had not had an incident in more than a decade and believed the condition had disappeared. About the same time he learned of the parasite, he said, he was also diagnosed with mercury poisoning, most likely from ingesting too much fish containing the dangerous heavy metal, which can cause serious neurological issues. “I have cognitive problems, clearly,” he said in the 2012 deposition. “I have short-term memory loss, and I have longer-term memory loss

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Kent Anderson
The Left Is Right

Purveyor of Truth and Facts. Lifelong Detroiter. Journalist. Loves good TV, sports, friends and family. Mostly. Also: https://rollingwheelie.substack.com/