A 2016 Declaration
Posted on January 23rd, 2016 to Blog
I have gotten many new ‘likes’ on the Facebook page since I last published anything, so I thought it was about time to write something to the new people. You may have liked the page for a variety of different reasons, but hopefully we can all agree on a few core issues. If you are interested in this idea of Rogue Herbalism, I would encourage you to scroll to the bottom of this page and read the posts in chronological order, especially the first couple articles that outline my idea of what this project is supposed to be.
In a nutshell, the idea of The Rogue Herbalist came to me after reading a paper by a man named Ayo Wahlberg, in which he essentially calls for more government control over herbalists. He uses the phrase ‘rogue’ herbalists to describe those of us who would operate outside the governmental licensing systems. This stands against everything I believe in and I hope you agree.
If you are one of these people who think that we as herbalists should conform to the current medical model, that we should create a governmental licensing structure for herbalists, that we should push for the government to insure herbalists or demand that insurance pay for herbal medicines, well, this website is probably not for you.
On the other hand, if you are like me, and you believe in health freedom and the right to choose what foods and medicines go into your body, then this is the place for you. Join me as we fight for herbal freedom. Yes, the task is huge. Most people are still blind to the fact that we are being poisoned from every angle. The food, the water, the air we breathe is all contaminated. Children are poisoned even before they are born and then they are continually assaulted after birth via circumcision, vaccination, formula that contains the most horrible of ingredients. Because parents don’t know how to feed their children, these kids suffer from a variety of nutrient deficiencies which are then diagnosed as ADD or ADHD or some other condition to which the only “cure” is psychiatric drugs. The result is a population that is slowly getting sicker and dumber with every generation. This cannot be allowed to continue.
Yes, it is quite daunting. But look on the bright side, if you are reading this, you are one of the few that have realized the problem and are trying to do something about it. So what can we do?
First of all, stop poisoning yourself if you haven’t already. Eat local and organic (as best you can). Filter your water. Exercise. Get outside and connect with nature. Give up whatever your particular vice may be. Reject pharmaceutical drugs in every form. Don’t even buy aspirin for your headache. Willow bark or Meadowsweet will do just fine 😉
Secondly, spread the message. Tell everyone you know about the mass poisoning that is happening. Talk about the collusion between the pharmaceutical industry and the federal government. Talk about the food system and how we can change it. Learn about permaculture and biodynamics. Learn as much as you can about whichever subject you are passionate about and spread that information. Learn about the history of the FDA and the AMA and how the Rockefeller family funded the rise of the current medical model and pushed out the herbalists, chiropractors, and other natural healers. Please check out the book “When Healing Becomes a Crime” for more information.
Thirdly, create something of value and put it out into your community. Make herbal medicines and give them away or sell them for cheap. You will notice I offer some tinctures on the Agora page. I have given many bottles away for free in the effort to spread herbalism to as many people as possible. I would encourage everybody to start making their own herbal medicines and labeling them “Rogue Herbalist”. Imagine a movement of herbalists making products and putting them out into their communities all under the same heading. The FDA cannot stop us all, especially when we are unified under a common cause. We must band together and demand our health freedom before it is stripped away entirely.
Enclosing, I would ask you to participate in the conversation. Post your questions, comments, thoughts, and ideas to the Facebook page and let’s get an actual dialogue going about some of these very important topics.