I’m going to start right here by saying it deeply saddens me to feel that the image above is an appropriate representation of events that are reported below, but that’s how I see it.
For almost two years I have followed, with minimal comment, the saga of Daniel Smith of Project Green Life, who the FDA sought to make an example to discourage merchants from selling and distributing MMS.
On June 11, 2011, while Daniel was on a road trip to a yoga camp with his daughter, FDA agents — with guns drawn and protective vests in place prepared for a shootout — raided Smith’s home. “Securing” the premises, they forced his wife to sit on the curb while they ransacked the property.
When they were done, the agents had seized everything they could to undermine not only PGL as an MMS distributor, but of Smith’s ability to earn a living whatsoever, confiscating computers, hard drives, business records, private member records, product, equipment, and every penny from every bank account.
They also raided the fulfillment and bottling companies that provided the MMS product under contract to PGL.
Mind you, he had not lost his right to earn a living. He still had the right to be presumed innocent until proven otherwise. Additionally, the harm of his action needed to be self-evident. In spite of the FDA’s public statements to this effect, evidence of such harm has yet to be demonstrated, whereas the success stories remain on the rise.
Please note before I go on, that this is not to say that MMS is “a” cure, or “the” cure. The question here, is whether it is the harmful agent that the FDA claims, and whether the rights of private individuals, including Daniel Smith and you and me, can be kicked to the curb in such a callous manner by a government agency on the strength of unverified, specious, or outright false claims.
This was the culmination of a year-long “operation,” where FDA agents quietly went through Smith’s garbage, put GPS tracking devices on his cars, and had agents sign membership contracts affirming that they were not federal agents so that they could purchase MMS.
After their initial raid of PGL in August 2010, Daniel had formed a Private Membership Association. Under this framework, he could lawfully – under protections provided by the First Amendment – make products, which may be outside the venue and authority of State and/or Federal agencies (in this case, MMS), available to individuals.
As a condition of purchase, members were required to affirm that they did not represent a federal agency, and were exercising their right to use the products purchased in the manner that they, said individuals, saw fit.
As you might imagine, in the course of their information gathering, representatives from the Agency did indeed join PGL’s Private Membership Association and purchased MMS, with no compunction about misrepresenting themselves or their intent.
These tactics were used to help the Agency craft a story that would be shocking enough to a Magistrate to grant them nearly one hundred warrants so they could completely wipe Project Green Life out in a single day. The true harm that had been done by Smith, or by the particular product in question, if there were any, was never at issue.
Neither Smith’s Constitutional, nor Human rights meant anything to the Agency. MMS was the only product under any contention with regard to FDA “authority”, yet the Agency, with cold precision and little regard for humanity or truth, drew the U.S. Postal Service and a Magistrate of the Washington State Courts into the fray.
I have sat by quietly, exchanging emails from time-to-time with Daniel, as he has filed motion after motion in his own behalf. I have remained silent at his request.
A much larger MMS Community has morphed, as any idea will naturally do. While still led by the now the Archbishop Jim Humble, “the movement” has been primarily concerned with advancing its crusade through “health ministers,” via a non-religious Genesis II Church of Health and Healing.
Before there was a Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, people who saw value in what Jim Humble had brought to the public’s attention, took steps to inform (myself included), and make it available to others (e.g., Daniel Smith).
Project Green Life wasn’t the first “major player” (Global Light Network was the first) in the nascent MMS Community, but they became one because they hung in there with people. They didn’t just “sell you product.” They answered questions when others were mum. They worked with health care practitioners as well. They amassed many stories of success. Some could say that this was their ultimate downfall, but I suggest that not doing so would likely have meant much slower growth, and maybe, no FDA interference, and no Genesis II. Just “business as usual,” except more; more deaths, more stories of pain and suffering.
Today, April 22, 2012, Daniel Smith fights for his life. I don’t know what Jim, who I personally love and respect, can or will do to help Smith, but anyone who takes umbrage with how the FDA has used its power in the case of MMS (and many other instances), should consider raising their voices now.
The Agency is attempting to form a Grand Jury in its concocted case against PGL, in their claim that it is an “unapproved drug,” and supported by their bogus published claims in July 2010, that MMS was “a potent bleach”. This from the agency that APPROVES the use of mustard gas – they call it “chemotherapy” for cancer patients.
They intend to indict Smith in a kangaroo court that will only hear one side of the story – that is, the FDA’s.
The RESULTS that MMS users have gained will not be under consideration. The HARM that may or may not have occurred, or the benefits, will go unexamined. It is the lack of APPROVAL, something that from its historical pattern, the FDA has shown itself unlikely to grant at any price (an exception being VERY narrow approvals given to DMSO), that is at issue.
(This article shares many other FDA acts against distributors of nutritional or “unapproved” benign products.)
The FDA should be called to task for the RESULTS that the health care business is getting with the products that it has already approved, yet it has spent two years and who knows how many millions of taxpayer dollars to shoot down public perception about a single product, whose “dangers” have not been demonstrated by the facts.
Irrespective of what the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing does, or does not do to assist one of its precursors, Smith has put up a site by or through which individuals can voice their support:
The site’s name, “I Am Not an Animal,” is from FDA drug laws that classify Man as “animals”. Don’t believe it? Here are two:
(f) 1 The term “food” means (1) articles used for food or drink for man or other animals, (2) chewing gum, and (3) articles used for components of any such article.
(g)(1) The term “drug” means (A) articles recognized in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them; and (B) articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals; and (C) articles (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals;
Here’s a link to the entire Section:
Unless declarations are submitted and on record, the Grand Jury will ONLY hear the evils that MMS is, and the dangers that Smith, by his wonton disregard for the FDA’s “authority”, has subjected the public to. This is a sham in the making.
While “animals” don’t have the ability to nullify the FDA, humans do. It’s time they learn that there is a difference. I don’t know who or what they think they are, but their thinking, is off… way off.
If you have experience with MMS that may be helpful here, please consider going to the site above and making a declaration. You will need to print out the provided forms, fill out where appropriate, and send two copies out; one to the U.S. District Court in Spokane, WA, and the other to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, in Washington, DC.
If we don’t act responsibly in the face of such blatant tyranny, we might as well be animals.