The Canary in the Mine
by Guest Blogger, Kathryne Pirtle
Chicago was the central think tank and activism center of the world for autism and vaccination choice last week during the Autism One Conference and the American Rally for Personal Rights. The Autism One conference and the American Rally for Personal Rights were strategically connected into one week as they partnered to create a massive exchange of solutions to our most serious health issues—damage to the human body through toxic overload.
I was deeply moved by participating in the week’s events as both a speaker at the conference and a representative of the Weston A. Price Foundation. The haunting testimonies of parents whose children are permanently damaged by vaccines; the charged statements by doctors, scientists and professionals from many fields imparting a clear dictate that change must happen NOW; the many people I met who are profoundly involved in this movement called”Generation Rescue;” I cannot think of anything more important in today’s world than a total shift of consciousness about our global priorities—our children have become the canaries in the mine. We do not have forever. Our decisions and policies must be chosen according to their impact on the next seven generations.
The rally for personal rights took place in Chicago’s Grant Park. People came from all over the country and also virtually participated in every city through simulcast. Here are two videos with highlights of the day:
The declaration of the rally is based on these formative principles:
We believe in the rights to life, liberty, and personal security for ourselves and our children.
We demand the universal human rights standard of informed consent for all medical interventions. Compulsory vaccination cannot be legally and morally justified.
We affirm the sanctity of personal space, the right to be left alone, and the freedom to make personal health care decisions guided by the professionals of our choosing.
The right to decide what goes into your own body without coercion is the most fundamental of human rights and the time has come to demand that it be recognized, respected and honored!
The rally platform speakers shared powerfully urgent messages. Andrew J. Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath talked about the suppression of science and the real dangers to the universal childhood vaccination program due to the absence of free and informed consent. His work showing possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurologic injury in children has resulted in the loss of his job, his country, his career, and his medical license.
Louise Kuo Habakus, the lead organizer of the rally and emcee spoke definitively about our clear vision and purpose—that the time for change is now. She is the founder of American Personal Rights.
Abdulkadir Khalif, whose child stopped speaking after receiving vaccines, described how the autism rate is 1 in 28 in Somali refugee children because we require 3 times the number of vaccines for these children to enter our country.
Boyd Haley, PhD, explained that there has never been any scientific research showing that vaccines are effective in prevention of disease and that they are undeniably toxic.
Amy Pingel warned that her 12 year old daughter, a young, straight A and athletic student, now breathes through a tracheotomy and receives her food through a feeding tube as a result of her first dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine (Gardasil).
Captain Richard Rovet, RN, BSN, B-C (USAF ret) explained the enormous vaccine requirement of our servicemen—a governmental human experiment—and its factor in the disability claims of 300, 000 Gulf War veterans.
Here are the imperative messages of all the speakers at the American Rally for Personal Rights.
As the week of Autism One progressed and I spoke with countless heroic parents about incorporating nutrient-dense foods and the work of Dr. Weston A. Price as a partner in the treatment of their children with autism, I was grateful to have been touched by so many remarkable people. The woman who stood with her 18 year old autistic daughter, who had spent her motherhood helping her child—now a young woman whose gaze stared down at the floor, unemotional, as she held her mother’s hand while we talked for 15 minutes about nutrition that could heal the gut; the mother who’s 14 year old son—a bright, energetic and active young man who received a tetanus shot and became permanently brain damaged and now cannot remember anything past that day—
These parents and children are the symbols of the new path we must take. Canaries in the mine—they send one clear and final message…
Here is the promo video for the American Rally for Personal Rights, put together by Max Kane, documentary filmmaker:
Kathryne Pirtle is a world-class clarinetist whose career nearly ended because of performance difficulties caused by celiac disease, acid reflux, chronic inflammation and other health problems. Performance without Pain, written with Sally Fallon, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation and John Turner, DC tells the story of her trials and recovery. As a health educator, she has given more than 50 workshops around the country with Dr. John Turner and appeared on numerous radio and television shows. She has been published in the International Musician, International Clarinet, Advance Magazine (a publication for Physical Therapy) and Wise Traditions and writes a blog on her website www.performancewithoutpain.com about issues relating to building health with nutrient-dense foods. She has also just published an e-book called Acid Reflux, A National Epidemic and Precursor to Chronic Illness—Achieving Lasting Healing with Nutrient-Dense Foods.
Pirtle is executive director of the Orion Ensemble, which gives three concert series in Metropolitan Chicago, presents a live internationally broadcast series on Chicago’s WFMT-FM Fine Arts Radio Network and tours throughout North America. She is also is principal clarinetist of the Lake Forest Symphony and frequently performs with the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Grant Park Music Festival, The Ravinia Festival Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.