The Blue Man, To Be Blue or To Be Dead? By Ben Taylor
The major media from Fox to CNN to ABC are again running what amounts to a propaganda blitzkrieg against colloidal silver with stories about a man, Paul Karason of Madera California, who developed a cosmetic condition called Argyria, from using large quantities of homemade colloidal silver. As usual, they have to dredge up "old news"; as with this case from fourteen years ago. Seldom do they ever give any substantial background to such stories, leaving in the minds of their viewers and listeners images of people turning blue from using almost any amount or any kind of colloidal silver.
Beyond the intent of mainstream media to discredit the use of silver, this story is not only about Argyria if some kinds of "colloidal silver" are used in excessive quantities, but is unintentionally a story about the life saving ability of silver. Paul started making and taking colloidal silver because of life threatening and debilitating diseases, Arthritis, Diabetes and an unspecified liver condition, possibly Hepatitis. It is his claims of the living saving benefits of colloidal silver that the media just skims over and in most cases completely leaves out of printed stories. He specifically credits colloidal silver for saving his life and says he had rather be blue than dead. Not a difficult choice for him when the efforts of mainstream medicine apparently failed. Not only is he alive, but he is apparently healthy and happy.
The cosmetic condition Argyria is an extremely rare phenomenon where silver accumulates in the tissue under the skin causing a blue or grayish tint. Even then, it isn't life threatening and there are very few cases repeatedly cited in the anti-silver propaganda. One is a lady who presumably developed Argyria in the 1950s from taking large amounts of silver nitrate (not silver in de-ionized water) over a long period of time; another is a man who reportedly consumed large quantities for a prolonged time of a product he made in tap water with salt. I know of many people who have supplemented with silver in de-ionized water for years using many times the suggested serving, including myself, with no hint of any ill effects, much less blue skin. The only noticeable effect for me has been that my winter illnesses are far and few between and when I do get a "bug" it is generally mild compared to those around me.
What the controlled media doesn't tell you is that these "blue people" always use one of several "kinds" of colloidal silver to excess, drinking upwards of a quart or more a day for long periods of time. If you take any "patented drug", "mainstream medicine", or "over-the-counter-medication" and use any of them to a similar excess, you will not be alive to go before the news media and talk about it. The blueness or grayness you experience may well be that associated with being in a horizontal position, six feet under.
In fact, thousands die each year from simply using the recommended or prescribed doses of many patented drugs. This is what actually happens to tens of thousands of people using such drugs every year. (Read Death by Medicine, by Dr. Gary Null) This list of death causing drugs range from aspirin to Tylenol to antibiotics, but you will never see a media blitz about it. If silver were even indirectly attributed to one death, there would be SWAT teams ready to pounce and shut down the manufacturers and sellers. Instead the worst they have is a rare cosmetic condition that doesn't even cause death.
The current "blue
man" admits to consuming homemade ionic silver in large and frequent
quantities for a long period of time and as a result eventually developed
Argyria. Without any doubt he would make a very convincing Papa Smurf for a
television movie and he wouldn't need any makeup, but he is not at all
representative of a typical colloidal silver user, even one who uses silver
every day. I can personally attest to that; I have averaged using from a
tablespoon or so per day to occasionally using several ounces a day for a few
days when I felt a bug coming on. Supposedly it is the heavy silver use and
exposure to sunlight that triggers the condition. Well, I am an extraordinarily
active man who is out of doors in the sun as much as I am indoors and as you can
see in a recent picture on http://utopiasilver.com/about.htm;
I am certainly not blue.
The biggest problem with such stories as this hyper-sensationalized "Blue Man" is the fact that it keeps the public attention, whether intentionally or inadvertently, away from potentially pandemic diseases and problems caused directly by the use of antibiotics. Super-germs attributable to the use and overuse of antibiotics caused an estimated 40,000 deaths and possibly many times more in North American alone and are in the hundreds of thousands, possibly millions worldwide. It is very disturbing that although mainstream medicine and mainstream media coverage have addressed this issue somewhat, they almost always leave out the number of deaths because it is so shockingly large. They would never cover-up such numbers or even "a death" if it involved colloidal silver. I think that if someone drowned in a vat of colloidal silver, it would be reported as a colloidal silver "caused" death.
The disingenuity of the mainstream media has made statements related to Paul Karason saying such things as, "While it is true that microscopic silver particles have some germ-killing properties, they've since been replaced by much more effective and safer drugs." While grudgingly admitting some benefit of silver, they always overstate the positive aspects of "patented" drug use. One can only wonder where these safer and more effective drugs are. The popular antibiotic erythromycin reportedly causes six deaths for every 10,000 people taking it in conjunction with other drugs and this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Just remember, there is often an agenda associated with stories that are regularly "planted" in the mainstream media about "colloidal silver" and other alternative healthcare products. That ultimate agenda is to bring all "healthcare" under the regulatory authority of "government" agencies such as the FDA and sooner than later under the authority of CODEX (http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web/index_en.jsp), which is simply a giant step into the integration of our society into the advancing International Federalist Governance (The Novus Ordo Seclorum).
Here is side note that I will
elaborate on in a later article:
Further proof that the FDA has a very narrow and limited authority as do all "federal" agencies can be found in the 18th and 21st Amendments to the Constitution, where alcohol was initially "outlawed" and then later was purported to have been "re-legalized". In fact, what was done with the 21th Amendment was to bring the 18th Amendment "the alcohol prohibition amendment" back into compliance with the Constitution. The 18th Amendment had overstepped the boundaries of the federal government regulatory authority; the 21st corrected that Constitutional violation. I will detail this in a later editorial/opinion piece that will give you some insight into the truth about many of our so-called laws used by Federal agencies to treat us as mere cattle/animals and beat us into submission.
We must all be independent-thinking Men and Women and not allow ourselves to be controlled, coerced, and manipulated by forces that have hidden agendas for our lives. Our lives belong to us, not to the government and not to the mega-corporations. We all (you and I) have certain God-given unalienable Rights, including, but not limited to, the Right to determine how to best care for our health, without restriction, but if we don't make the decision to keep it regardless of the consequences, we will lose that Right along with all other Rights of self determination.
Read a related article called "Colloidal Silver Has Mainstream Medicine Singing the Blues", by Silver Bulletin contributing health author Tony Isaacs