The Latest Great Awakening (a.k.a. A Return to Common Sense)
Analogous to one of the Great Awakenings, a segment of Western nations continues to awaken to the necessity of its physical and sovereign redemption. Our awful situation compels us to warn and persuade others. At times it feels like our neighbors and leaders need to be kicked and shaken out of bed to wake up. Here’s a kick-in-the-pants, splash of cold water and packet of smelling salts for our friends.
Three events occurred this week to prove that the momentum for safe drinking water continues to be a national (although it’s certainly alive in all Western-influenced nations) phenomenon:
- Fluoride Action Network and Dr. Joseph Mercola have together declared the week of August 8th – 13th Fluoride Awareness Week
- Philomath (Oregon) City Council stood its ground in reconfirming their decision to discontinue hydrofluorosilicic acid in the town’s drinking water. We applaud their decision and ask that you let them know you appreciate them. Please note that the council was ready to withdraw its decision before safe water advocates came out in support of them. According to eyewitnesses, Mayor Schaudt gave a Top Ten list of reasons for the reaffirmation (thanks SW and BM):
1. “Freedom of choice is precious to all Americans. Its value must be protected. Putting fluoride in our water supply; some people refer to it as unethical because individuals are not being asked for their informed consent prior to medication. That’s true, we’re not. We’re not asking everybody if they want fluoride in their water. I think that’s an injustice.”
2. “FDA confirms that fluoride meets the legal definition of a drug and has approved its topical in toothpaste and mouthwash but the FDA has not approved fluoride compound ingestion for the purpose of carries reduction. Fluoride compounds such as hydrofluorosilicic acid used in Philomath’s drinking water never received approval from the FDA. That’s a strong reason, that’s why it’s #2 on my list. The EPA does regulate fluoride in the water…as a contaminant.”
3. “The Fairbanks Alaska city council 54 page document.”
4. “The contamination of fluoride going back into the environment.”
5. “The ineffectiveness of delivering fluoride to citizens. If this (was) evaluated as a method of delivery and the waste of public dollars on the inefficiency of a delivery system this one probably has to take the cake in a lot of municipalities across the country….one estimate is that people only drink one half of 1% of water used municipally.”
6. “Philomath already has naturally occurring fluoride on a level of 0.2ppm”
7. “The potential of unknown health concerns (of) fluoride impacts to all citizens.”
8. “The [JR Simplot] hydrofluorosilicic acid product label has no warranties & no guarantees. There is no one standing behind this product and the effects it will have on us currently, and I don’t see anyone standing behind it in the future. That’s a concern to me. ”…we had confidence in it [H.A.]…but they [JR Simplot] don’t have the confidence in it to give us a warranty or guarantee. And to me that’s a sign.”
9. “We do not put fluoride in the water here in Philomath. We put hydrofluorosilicic acid, obviously it’s diluted, into our water system….this is a toxic agent, no question”.
10. “The level of fluoride ingested is a legitimate health concern” (Schaudt references a tube of toothpaste which has the warning ‘call poison control center’). The ADA is now approving non-fluoridated toothpaste.
- A lawsuit was filed on Tuesday (press release and here) against Metropolitan Water District of Southern California “citing that MWD of SoCal has made claims of safely and effectively treating and preventing dental disease in recipient consumers, while selecting and delivering a hydrofluosilicic acid drug through their water system that has never been approved for safety and effectiveness, nor in the expected dosages delivered by MWD through retail water districts, either topically, systemically through ingestion, or trans-dermal exposures through baths and showers.”
“At this late hour, living on the brink of world catastrophe, there is no footnote that will persuade. Public opinion has so hardened, and is so determined to enforce an erroneous view of (hydrofluorosilicic acid and any of its variants), that only a fool would step forth and risk his peace of mind by challenging the error. Thus, my own foolishness appears. What began as an attempt to wake the town and warn the people ends as an academic exercise in sociology.” (J. R. Nyquist, Origins of the 4th World War) Editor’s note: I added the paranthetical words to fit our situation