Plants over vaccines

In response to “Scrap the Conspiracy Theories” from Sept. 16, I’ll say there are more points of view about what is happening in our country and on a global scale than your letter can address. I’ll respond to your point about public health mandates and whether or not they are political in nature.

Personally, I enjoy my choices when it comes to my health care and my immune system. I prefer plant medicine that comes from wild and cultivated plants. It’s not simply a hobby. It is a path I walk in my life. It is spiritual in nature. It helps me on a deeper level than modern medicine. That’s my personal experience. And I will keep practicing it regardless of what the government and its institutions are telling me what they want me to do. I am thankful I’ve had teachers who share this knowledge, which has been nearly wiped out by colonial forces on every continent through the dominating forces of people who believed themselves to be superior to those they were committing genocide against. So when you say vaccines are not political, I beg to differ.

From where I stand, it is more colonialism and acts to assimilate us into one controlled and homogenized race. And ultimately an attempt I believe will always be destined to backfire with unintended consequences. I believe human beings are born with innate intelligence, and as difficult as it may be to understand what some people do or don’t do, we are never going to experience or see everything in the same way. It’s not a conspiracy theory. It’s not even a theory. It’s an observation of history and history repeating itself. If one group believes they are right and they have the power to push their agenda onto everyone regardless of whether or not it’s wanted, it’s totalitarianism. 

I will pose a rhetorical question: When have we ever been able to trust the federal government at face value? Same with the medical industry? Some of us are making the choices we make because it’s what brings us peace. And if we’re talking about science, what about the science of natural immunity, soil health and biodiversity and how the attempts to eradicate disease will always be a futile pursuit?

Have a lovely life.

– Daniel Wilson, Durango