Bitcoin Is a Trojan Horse

By now almost everybody on the Earth has heard about Bitcoin since it’s constantly in the news, with it’s price rising rapidly.

The aim here is to give an overview of Bitcoin and then take a critical look at it.

Some common questions about Bitcoin:

“What the hell is it?

In the most general sense, bitcoin is software that forms a decentralized, peer-to-peer payment system with no central authority like the Federal Reserve or U.S. Treasury. It’s fair to call it a digital currency or cryptocurrency, but at the moment, most investors aren’t really using it as currency to pay for things. Instead, they’re using it as a speculative investment to buy in the hope of turning a profit. Maybe a big profit. (And maybe a big loss).

What backs or supports it? 

Bitcoin runs on something called blockchain, which is a software system often described as an immutable digital “ledger.” It resides on thousands of computers, all over the world, maintained by a mix of ordinary people and more sophisticated computer experts, known collectively as miners. Yahoo Finance’s Jared Blikre dabbles as a bitcoin miner, running mining software in the background on his laptop. Here’s how much bitcoin he has generated so far: 0.000000071589. At the current rate, it would take him about 1,200 years to mine one complete bitcoin. That gives you a sense of how complex it is to mine bitcoin, and how much processing power it takes: These computerized mining rigs throw off so much energy that they can heat your home.







Who’s running the show?

Bitcoin is decentralized, which means there isn’t one arbiter, central party or institution in charge. Blocks of transactions are validated on the blockchain network through computing “consensus,” which is a feature of the software. Bitcoin was created by someone in 2009 using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, but it isn’t known who that was, and that person or group doesn’t have control over bitcoin today. [Can you say suspicious?]

What is there to value? 

The price of bitcoin fluctuates based on buying and selling, just like a stock, but there’s a ton of debate over what the price represents. In theory, the value of bitcoin should reflect investors’ faith in bitcoin as a technology. But in reality, investors mostly see bitcoin as a commodity because of its finite supply. Under Satoshi’s blueprint, the total supply of bitcoin will eventually be capped at 21 million coins. At the moment [12/19/17] , 16.7 million bitcoins have been created. A fractional amount of new coins gets created every time a miner uploads a block to the blockchain, which is a reward for mining.

Is this a scam? 

It’s not a scam, in the sense of somebody marketing a bogus product. Bitcoin is a legitimate technology. The question is how useful and valuable it will become.

Is value completely determined by the free market? 

For the most part, yes. There’s a known and limited supply of bitcoin, so when demand goes up, so does the price. Technical innovation also contributes to bitcoin’s value. It was a novelty when first created in 2009, and the market has determined (for now) that it’s an invention that’s worth something.

If it’s virtual, can’t people make duplicates?

Yes, but that’s not a problem. All bitcoin transactions are stored on that public ledger, the blockchain. You can copy the blockchain, but it’s just a record. So you wouldn’t be changing the distribution of bitcoin. To process new transactions in bitcoin, miners with powerful computers solve complex problems that add the transactions in a block to the blockchain. This is called “proof of work” and is one of the core features of most cryptocurrencies. Multiple miners verify the work, which prevents fraud.

Is this a legal tender? 

Not officially yet in the United States. “Legal tender” means the laws of a state or nation require any creditor to accept the currency toward payment of a debt. In the United States, for instance, merchants must accept the U.S. dollar, which makes it legal tender. The U.S. government allows transactions in bitcoin, but doesn’t require every nail salon, car dealership or restaurant to accept it. They do have to accept dollars. Meanwhile, Japan and Australia, among other countries, have officially recognized bitcoin as legal currency. 

What is the collateral behind bitcoin? 

Nothing! The bitcoin blockchain records the entire transaction history of all bitcoin, which is validated through proof of work. That’s not collateral, however. There’s no other tangible asset backing bitcoin, the way a car serves as collateral for a car loan or a building serves as collateral for a commercial property loan.

Who keeps track of each bitcoin? 

All of the miners who maintain the system.

How do you buy and sell it? 

There are a number of easy-to-use exchanges now where you can buy bitcoin using money transferred from a bank account, and in some cases by charging a credit card. The most popular mainstream option is Coinbase, which now has more than 13 million customers. Kraken is another one.

What are you actually buying? 

You’re buying a digital “key,” which is a string of numbers and letters that gives you a unique claim on the blockchain supporting bitcoin. You can transfer this asset to others for whatever the market price of bitcoin is, minus transaction fees.

Can it be traced back to you?

Yes. Anyone who buys or sells bitcoin on an exchange such as Coinbase must provide their personal information to that exchange. If law-enforcement agencies or the IRS need to know something about you, the exchange will have to provide the info under the same laws that govern banks or brokerages. But your personal info does not become part of the blockchain and is not visible to miners maintaining the blockchain.

Are bitcoins real money? And can I cash them in whenever I want? 

Bitcoin has value that can be converted into ordinary currency, or used to make purchases from sellers that accept bitcoin. So in that sense, it’s real money, and it will remain real money as long as there’s a market with people willing to buy it. To “cash in” bitcoin, you need to sell it to somebody, in exchange for dollars or some other currency. Exchanges that handle such transactions have experienced frequent outages that prevent some people from accessing their accounts or executing a trade for a period of time, especially when are there large movements in the price of bitcoin. So don’t assume you’ll be able to sell any time you want.  

What is the value based on, besides scarcity? 

What buyers and sellers think bitcoin is worth. In other words, a lot of psychology.

How are Bitcoins stolen? 

The bitcoin blockchain itself is very secure, but bitcoins can be stolen from an account if thieves are able to log into your account and send the bitcoin to another account they control. Once bitcoin is transferred, it can’t be recovered. Thieves typically break into other people’s accounts by stealing logon and password info. That makes it extremely important to use all possible measures to safeguard a bitcoin account, including two-factor authentication with a mobile phone. You also have a “private key,” which is a third layer of security that you might need at some point, if there are questions about who’s logging into your account. This key is typically a string of keyboard characters that should be stored where it can’t be lost or stolen or accessed through the internet.

How does bitcoin generate revenue? 

Bitcoin itself doesn’t generate revenue. It’s best thought of as a commodity, similar to gold, that has a market price but doesn’t generate economic activity, the way a business does. When the value goes up, bitcoin can create profits. But when the value goes down, it can also create losses.

Miners earn money–paid in bitcoin–for creating bitcoin, which helps cover the cost of time and computer power that the process requires. They also earn small transaction fees from bitcoin users.

What’s the difference between bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? 

That depends which currency you want to know about, and there are hundreds of them now. (Yahoo Finance recently added full data and charts for 105 of them.) Some coins, like bitcoin cash, bitcoin gold or litecoin, resulted from forks of the main bitcoin code. Then there are coins that run on their own blockchain, like ether (the token of the ethereum network) or XRP (the token of the ripple network).

Do you have to report bitcoins to the IRS? 

The IRS considers bitcoin to be the equivalent of property, with profits (or losses) taxed more or less the same as the proceeds from a sale of stock. The IRS recently won a court ruling against Coinbase that requires the exchange to report information on customers who had more than $20,000 in annual transactions from 2013 to 2015. It seems inevitable that the IRS will treat profits and losses from cryptocurrency bets the same as it treats other investment income.

How easy is it to cash out of cryptocurrencies?

Not as easy as you’d like. Bitcoin is not as liquid as other investments, in part because settlement can take more than a week, under good circumstances. Volatility and surging demand has caused frequent outages on exchanges such as Coinbase and Kraken, and you can’t sell if you can’t access your account. If such outages occur amid panic selling, some bitcoin holders might be unable to sell for a fairly long time, which could make steep losses worse as the price drops and people who want to sell, can’t. That’s one thing that could harm confidence in the asset.”(1)

Some Bitcoin History

“For those that are not already aware, Bitcoin uses the SHA-256 hash function, created by none other than the National Security Agency (NSA) and published by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).

Yes, that’s right, Bitcoin would not exist without the foundation built by the NSA. Not only this, but the entire concept for a system remarkably similar to bitcoin was published by the NSA way back in 1996 in a paper called “How To Make A Mint: The Cryptography Of Anonymous Electronic Cash.

The origins of bitcoin and thus the origins of crytpocurrencies and the blockchain ledger suggest anything other than a legitimate rebellion against the establishment framework and international financiers.

The truth is, the internet is also an establishment creation developed by DARPA, and as Edward Snowden exposed in his data dumps, the NSA has total information awareness and backdoor control over every aspect of web data.

Cryptocurrencies are built upon an establishment designed framework, and they are entirely dependent on an establishment created and controlled vehicle (the internet) in order to function and perpetuate trade.  How exactly is this “decentralization”, again?

Total Information Awareness

Total information awareness is the goal here; and blockchain technology helps the powers-that-be remove one of the last obstacles: private personal trade transactions.

Years ago, a common argument presented in favor of bitcoin was that it was “completely anonymous.”  Today, this is being proven more and more a lie. Even now, in the wake of open admissions by major bitcoin proponents that the system is NOT anonymous, people still claim anonymity is possible through various measures, but this has not proven to sway the FBI or IRS which have for years now been using resources such as Chainanalysis to track bitcoin users when they feel like doing so, including those users that have taken stringent measures to hide themselves.

Bitcoin proponents will argue that “new developments” and even new cryptocurrencies are solving this problem. Yet, this was the mantra back when bitcoin was first hitting the alternative media. It wasn’t a trustworthy assumption back then, so why would it be a trustworthy assumption now? The only proper assumption to make is that nothing digital is anonymous. Period.

Bitcoin Isn’t an Alternative to International or Central Banking

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are in no way a solution to combating the international and central banks.  In fact, cyrptocurrencies only seem to be expediting their plan for full spectrum digitization and the issuance of a global currency system.

Bitcoin could easily hit $100,000, but its “value” is truly irrelevant and consistently hyped as if it makes bitcoin self evident as a solution to globalism. The higher the bitcoin price goes, the more the bitcoin cult claims victory, yet the lack of intrinsic value never seems to cross their minds. They have Scrooge McDuck-like visions of swimming in a vault of virtual millions. They’ll only accuse you of being an “old fogey” that “does not understanding what the blockchain is.”

The fact is, they are the one’s that do not really understand what the blockchain is — a framework for a completely cashless society in which trade anonymity is dead and economic freedom is destroyed.”(2)

A Cashless Economy = Slavery

Make no mistake….the goal is to create a cashless economic system on a world wide basis.

“Despite the incredible penetration of credit and debit card transactions into economic aggregate, and the boom in internet shopping, few will comfortably admit that a cashless society is nearly upon us.

Over the years, futurists and commentators alike seemed to agree that a cashless society will be a slow creep, and would automatically phase itself in simply by virtue of the sheer volume of electronic transactions that gradually make cash less available and more costly to redeem, or exchange. This is still true for the most part. What few counted on, however, was how the final push would take place, and why. Some will be surprised by these new emerging mechanisms, and the political and sinister implications they ultimately lead to.

It has long been the dream of collectivists and technocratic elites to eliminate the semi-unregulated cash economy and black markets in order to maximize taxation and to fully control markets. If the cashless society is ushered in, they will have near complete control over the lives of individual people.

The financial collapse which began in 2007-2008 was merely the opening gambit of the elite criminal class, a mere warm-up for things to come. With the next collapse we may see a centrally controlled global digital currency gaining its final foothold. The cashless society is already here. The question now is how far will society allow it to penetrate and completely control each and every aspect of their day to day lives”(3)

“The central banks are planning drastic restrictions on cash itself. They see moving to electronic money will first eliminate the underground economy, but secondly, they believe it will even prevent a banking crisis. This idea of eliminating cash was first floated as the normal trial balloon to see how the people take it. It was first launched by Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University and Willem Buiter, the chief economist at Citigroup. Their claims have been widely hailed and their papers are now the foundation for the new age of Economic Totalitarianism that confronts us. They sit in their lofty offices but do not have real world practical experience beyond theory.

Considerations of their arguments have shown how governments can seize all economic power and destroy cash in the process, eliminating all rights. Physical paper money provides the check against negative interest rates, for if they become too great, people will simply withdraw their funds and hoard cash. Furthermore, paper currency allows for bank runs. Eliminate paper currency and what you end up with is the elimination of the ability to demand to withdraw funds from a bank.

Paper currency is indeed the check against negative interest rates. We need only look to Switzerland to prove that theory. Any attempt to impose say a 5% negative interest rates (tax) would lead to an unimaginably massive flight into cash. This was already demonstrated recently by the example of Swiss pension funds, which withdrew their money from the bank in a big way and now store it in vaults in cash in order to escape the financial repression. People will act in their own self-interest and negative interest rates are likely to reduce the sales of government bonds and set off a bank run as long as paper money exists.

The only way to prevent such a global bank run would be the total prohibition of paper money.

The Financial Times argued last year that central banks would be the real winners from a cashless society:

Central bankers, after all, have had an explicit interest in introducing e-money from the moment the global financial crisis began…

The introduction of a cashless society empowers central banks greatly. A cashless society, after all, not only makes things like negative interest rates possible, it transfers absolute control of the money supply to the central bank, mostly by turning it into a universal banker that competes directly with private banks for public deposits. All digital deposits become base money.

If all money becomes digital, it would be much easier for the government to manipulate our accounts.

Indeed, numerous high-level NSA whistle-blowers say that NSA spying is about crushing dissent and blackmailing opponents … not stopping terrorism.

This may sound over-the-top … but remember, the government sometimes labels its critics as “terrorists.  If the government claims the power to indefinitely detain – or even assassinate – American citizens at the whim of the executive, don’t you think that government people would be willing to shut down, or withdraw a stiff “penalty” from a dissenter’s bank account?

If society becomes cashless, dissenters can’t hide cash.  All of their financial holdings would be vulnerable to an attack by the government.

This would be the ultimate form of control. Because – without access to money – people couldn’t resist, couldn’t hide and couldn’t escape.”(4)

The bottom line, as the corporate parasites say, is that a cashless economy equals slavery.

“Ask yourself this: Why is it that central banks around the world (including the BIS and IMF) are investing in Bitcoin and other crytpocurrencies while developing their own crypto systems based on a similar framework? Could it be that THIS infusion of capital and infrastructure from major banks is the most likely explanation for the incredible spike in the bitcoin market?  Why is it that globalist banking conglomerates like Goldman Sachs lavish blockchain technology with praise in their white papers? And, why are central bankers like Ben Bernanke speaking in favor of crypto at major cryptocurrency conferences if crypto is such a threat to central bank control?

Answer — because it is not a threat. 

They benefit from a cashless system, and liberty champions are helping to give it to them.

The Virtual Economy Breeds Weakness in Society

The virtual economy breeds weakness in society. It encourages a lack of tangible production. Instead of true producers, entrepreneurs and inventors, we have people scrambling to sell real world property in order to buy computing rigs capable of “mining” coins that do not really exist. That is to say, we may one day soon be faced with millions of citizens expending their labor and energy in order to obtain digital nothings programmed into existence and given artificial scarcity (for now).

Real change requires actions in the real world. Removing banking elitists and their structures by force if necessary (and this will probably be necessary). Instead, freedom activists are being convinced that they will never have to lift a finger to beat the bankers. All they have to do is buy and mine crypto. The day will come in the near future when the folks that embrace this nonsense will wake up and realize they have wasted their energies chasing a unicorn and are ill prepared to weather the economic reset that continues to evolve.

To maintain a real economy in which people are self reliant and safe from fiscal shock, you need three things: tangible localized and decentralized production, independent and decentralized trade networks that are not structured around an establishment controlled system (like the internet is controlled), and the will to apply force to protect and preserve that production and those networks. If you cannot manufacture a useful thing, repair a useful thing or teach a useful skill, then you are essentially useless in a real economy. If you do not have localized trade, you have nothing.  If you do not have the mindset and the community of independent people required to protect your local production, then you will not be able to keep the economy you have built.

This is the cold hard truth that crypto proponents do not want to discuss, and will dismiss outright as “archaic” or “not obtainable.” The virtual economy is so much easier, so much more enticing, so much more comfortable. Why risk anything or everything in a real world effort to build a concrete trade network in your own neighborhood or town? Why risk everything by promoting true decentralization through localized commodity-backed money and barter systems? Why risk everything by defending those systems when the establishment seeks to crush them? Why do this, when you can pretend you are a virtual hero wielding virtual weapons in a no risk rebellion in a world of electronic ones and zeros?

In truth, the virtual economy is not legitimate decentralization, it is a weapon of mass distraction engineered to kill legitimate decentralization.“(2)

The Bitcoin Mania Bubble

You may have heard the recent Bitcoin craze referred to as ‘Tulip Mania’.

If you’re not familiar with this reference, here’s an explanation:

“Tulip mania (Dutch: tulpenmanie) was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for some bulbs of the recently introduced and fashionable tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then dramatically collapsed in February 1637. It is generally considered the first recorded speculative bubble.”(5)

“The price of a rare tulip bulb on the futures market in Amsterdam in January 1637 was equal to ten times the annual wage for a skilled crafts worker. A single bulb was reportedly exchanged for 1,000 pounds of cheese at the height of tulip mania. The market collapsed precipitously starting in February 1637, bottoming out in May 1637.

According to Economist Brian Dowd,

“By the height of the tulip and bulb craze in 1637, everyone.. rich and poor, aristocrats and plebes, even children had joined the party. Much of the trading was being done in bar rooms where alcohol was obviously involved…bulbs could change hands upwards of 10 times in one day. Prices skyrocketed… in 1637, increasing 1,100% in a month.”

Bitcoin, the original crypto-currency, was valued at $.08 in July 2010; $8100 on November 20, 2017, and $17,900 on Dec.15 2017. The sky is apparently the limit.

The danger, of course, is not just that at some point the bigger fools, the last purchasers of bit coin and the long term holders (“hodlers” in crypto-speak) will loose some or all of their money. That would be regrettable. But like straight forward pump and dump market manipulations of a stock, some will win while others loose.

But, as in 2007 and 2008, the creative greed behind global financialization is creating a bubble in Bitcoin and many other crypto-currencies, as investors pile into markets, just as they did in Holland in 1637. There is a real and, rapidly emerging threat that bit coin and its ilk could follow dynamics similar to mortgage back securities as the basis for highly leveraged and complex financial instruments, like credit default swaps that were traded in unlimited volumes with no limits based on the actual number of mortgages.

Cyrpto-currency has now entered the leveraged futures market. Speculators now can leverage futures purchases 15 to one. This means a 7% drop in the price of Bitcoin (a familiar phenomena) could wipe out an ‘investor’s’ capital, returning us quickly to the momentous margin calls of 2007-8. And there is no limit to the number of futures contracts.

Derivative instruments of more complexity and undefined risks are almost certain to swiftly appear as they did in 2007 when, for example, insurance giant AIG took enormous bets to earn premiums on credit default swaps on mortgage backed securities. And those securities were AAA rated. The sudden collapse of mortgage backed securities led to a liquidity crisis. The securities could not be sold for almost any price and the giant financial institutions on wrong side of the bets were suddenly bankrupt.

As Frances Coppola in Forbes points out,

“As more and more financial institutions with connections to the real economy pile into the cryptocurrency mania, the chances of a similar disastrous collapse rise ever higher, and along with it, the likelihood of Fed or even a government bailout.”

The intent of those driving the explosion of cryptocurrency prices is not a desire to use cryptocurrency as a low cost, reliable medium of exchange verified by a transparent block-chain, but as a magic carpet to wealth. If you’d bought $100 worth of bit coins in 2010, they would be worth $1.79 million as of Dec. 15. 2017. It is paradoxical that cryptocurrency, allegedly meant to free us from fiat currency, finds its liquidity and value in the all mighty dollar.

And Bitcoin is also seeing the transaction costs for Bitcoin transactions soar rising to $20 charged by block-chain “miners” whose computers verify transactions and at the same time create more blocks and produce more Bitcoins as part of the solution of the algorithm that verifies transactions. Far from being a means for very quick, cheap, anonymous financial transactions, bit coin is becoming slow and expensive to use.

By making cryptocurrency into an investment, which is part of a get rich quick scheme, as opposed to a free instrument of exchange and trade, it has become just another arrow in the quiver that’s making the rich richer and worsening the already grotesque distribution of income. Cryptocurrency speculation will make some people rich, as does day trading and house flipping, where many more will loose than win.

The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency bubble will not end well.”(6)


(1) “What The Hell Is It?” – 74 Cryptocurrency Questions Answered

(2) Brandon Smith Warns ‘The Virtual Economy’ Is The End Of Freedom

(3) The Cashless Society Almost Here And With Some Very Sinister Implications

(4) Why the Powers That Be Are Pushing a Cashless Society

(5) Tulip Mania

Related Posts:

A Cashless Economy = Slavery

The Federal Reserve and the New World Order

Distilled Water Is The Fountain Of Youth

If you aren’t already aware of the benefits of Distilled Water then you probably decided to take a look at this because you’re curious about the claim in the title that Distilled Water is the Fountain of Youth.

You may be thinking, “Come on, it’s just water, I’ve been drinking water my whole life, yes, I know, without water death occurs in a short time, but isn’t it actually harmful to drink water that’s been distilled? Can’t you die from drinking distilled water?

Well, unfortunately these beliefs about distilled water have been drummed into us since we were young.

And, as is the case with so many of the beliefs we’ve been programed with, these beliefs are the exact opposite of reality.

“Imagine one common possible cause for nearly all diseases! Can it be that arthritis, kidney stones, gall stones, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), enlarged hearts, emphysema, obesity, constipation, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, all stem from one common cause? Unbelievable! But possibly very true!

We all use it every day-from the baby’s first cry to the old man’s last breath. Water! The one element you need the most and suspect the least. If this shocks you, do not be surprised, as millions of Americans are still unaware of this “aging process,” and indulge in it freely. Multitudes suffer from all the above diseases, and unknowingly contribute to this cause daily. Somehow the shots, pills, vitamin capsules and balanced diets add only brief spurts to well-being.

The arthritis can get a little worse, the arteries a little harder, the gall stones and kidney stones a little larger, the eyes a little dimmer, the hearing more complex, sugar starts to appear in the urine, digestion slows down, constipation calls for stronger laxatives-and waist lines get a little larger. It’s a never-ending cycle of feeling just a little worse than the day before.

Let me cheer you up. There is good news in store for you. Happy years are now ahead of you, far into your nineties or even more. Your stiff joints may begin to loosen, arteries become more elastic, blood pressures can become more normal, heart action firmer and more powerful. Your lungs can expand with fresh air, kidney and gall stones can gradually dissolve, never to appear again. That lost appetite can also reappear, and those aggravating stomach pains somehow can vanish.

Following, are a few authenticated case histories, just to prove what has already taken place in the lives of two famous individuals.

One was an individual named Dr. Brown Landone who lived to the splendid age of 98. His patient, a Captain Diamond, lived vigorously to the fantastic age of 120 years.

Dr. Landone had a heart condition at the age of 17. Today it would have meant a heart transplant or other dangerous surgery. His doctor allotted him three months to live at the most. His heart chambers and valves were coated with mineral deposits much like his mother’s teakettle. Dr. Landone was determined to live. After devising a special treatment, he returned for his second heart examination two years later. His doctor pronounced his heart perfect. All aglow with life, young Landone enrolled in a medical college and received the degree of Doctor of Neurology. He practiced this profession for 50 years, then turned his talents to writing. His average working day was from 18 to 20 hours. At the age of 98, he could have been mistaken for a man of 50!

During Dr. Landone’s years in practice, he met Captain Diamond, who was bed-ridden with arthritis and hardening of his arteries at the age of 70.

Dr. Landone suggested his treatment. Five years later he was teaching classes in physical culture. At the age of 103 he walked from Sacramento to New York. At the age of 110 he danced all night with a 16-year-old. He died at the fantastic age of 120!

The Secret of Longevity

There are at least nine different kinds of water. Some kinds can harden your arteries, form gall stones and kidney stones, bring on early senility, and all the diseases mentioned earlier. Other kinds of water work in reverse. What one type of water carries into the system, the other carries out.

Let’s classify these nine kinds of water. They are hard water, raw water, boiled water, soft water, rain water, snow water, filtered water, de-ionized water and distilled water. All are kinds of water, but remember this: only one of these nine kinds of water is good for you.

Hard Water

Hard water is water containing excessive lime salts, that is, carbonates and sulfates of calcium and magnesium. Sodium, iron, copper, silicon, nitrates, chlorides, viruses, bacteria, chemicals, and many other harmful inorganic minerals and chemicals may also be present. Most all the water we drink comes from public water systems or private wells. These are hard waters. Any water that has run through, or over, ground is hard water to some degree. The longer it filters through the soil, the harder it gets and the more harmful it may become for you.

Soft Water

Some cities take water from rivers and lakes or mountain reservoirs. They call it soft water. But soft water from such sources is soft only in comparison to water which is harder.

Each year the earth’s rivers carry to the sea five billion tons of dissolved minerals and other unnumbered millions of tons of carbon compounds and factory pollutants. “And ocean life is on the decrease,” according to Jacques Cousteau.

There are also the hard waters which are called “mineral waters.” That is, waters from certain mineral springs, well known for their medicinal effects. Practically all kinds of “bottled” water is hard water.

The reason mineral waters have this so-called medicinal effect is because the body tries to throw off the excess minerals which invade it as intruding foreign deposits. Actually, a form of dysentery exists, as the organism tries to eliminate and expel this unusual condition. To subsist on this type of water could be detrimental.

Raw Water

Raw water is water which has not been treated in any way. It may be hard or soft-as hard as lime water, or as soft as rain water. Raw water contains millions of viruses and bacteria, and is densely inhabited in every drop. Chemicals dumped into our rivers may cause cancer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

True, properly chlorinated water kills most germs and viruses, but it can also kill the cells in our bodies. The only safe rule to follow individually is to distill drinking water, which will eliminate both chlorine and pathogenic organisms.

Boiled Water

Boiled water is advised by some health authorities. Boiling removes none of the inorganic minerals, although it does kill the bacteria in raw water if boiled at least 20 minutes. But the dead bodies of these germs are carried into the system when the boiled water is used. Such dead materials furnish a fertilized soil for rapid and lusty propagation of germs already in the body.

By drinking boiled water one may avoid live disease germs, but still takes on bacterial soil for the growth of other bacteria.

While raw water is an aquarium filled with deadly microorganisms, boiled water is a graveyard of dead germs.

Rain Water

Rain water, which has been distilled by the heat of the sun, should contain no mineral matter and no germs. But when it falls from the clouds as rain, it falls through air filled with bacteria, dust, smoke, chemicals, mud and minerals. By the time it reaches the earth as rain water it is so saturated with decaying matter, dirt and chemicals that its color becomes a yellowish-white.

If rain water is allowed to stand it becomes filthy because of the rotting animal matter in it.


Snow water is melted snow. It, too, picks up minerals, chemicals and radioactive fallout such as Strontium 90. Snow is frozen rain. Freezing does not destroy bacteria. Snow looks white and clean but it contains as many germs, minerals and pollutants as rain water. Remember the dirt left from melting snow in the spring? How the dirt of what has melted forms on top of the snow which is not yet melted! Try melting the cleanest snow, then note the filth in the water. Each snowflake contains some form of air pollution.

Filtered Water

Filtered water is water which has passed through a very fine strainer, activated carbon or some other mechanical barrier. The use of filtered water is still rather popular. Some people think that water which has passed through a filter is purified. They believe that the filter keeps the waste substances and disease germs of the water in the filter. While it is true that chlorine, some suspended substances and many synthetic chemicals are removed in the filter by filtering, there is no filter made which can prevent bacteria or viruses from passing through its fine meshes. Each pore of the finest filter is large enough for millions of germs to pass through, even those containing silver!

Moreover, decaying matter collects on the bottom of every filter. This forms an excellent breeding ground for bacteria. After a filter has been used for a few days, the filtered water often contains more disease germs than the water which is put into the filter. Bacteria are multiplied by the millions by the collected wastes at the base of some filters, and washed through with filtered water, according to Dr. Brown Landone.

You may have heard about water filtered by reverse osmosis. In this process, water is purified by forcing a portion of the raw water through a semi-permeable membrane. Reverse osmosis removes a high percentage of the dissolved solids as well as other contaminants, and when new the result often approaches the purity of distilled water. The degree of purity in any case varies widely, depending on the types and conditions of the equipment used, much as with filter equipment, and the effectiveness lessens with use. Sometimes drastically!”(1)


“Regardless of the process or the technology behind it, the main purpose of these devices is to produce the cleanest, purest, healthiest water possible. The most commonly used method for cleaning
up tap water is the carbon block filter which removes the water’s bad taste, smell, chlorine, nitrates and many chemicals. It is, indeed, the most economical form of water treatment available; however, it comes with several serious drawbacks:
It does not remove all chemicals present.
Chemicals can build up in the filter to dangerous concentrations which end up in your body if  you    don’t change the filter regularly.
A carbon filter is a breeding ground for bacteria and germs.
The filter can develop channeling from water taking the path of least resistance. Therefore, unfiltered water can pass straight through the filter, unobstructed.”(2)

De-ionized Water

“Water processed by the de-ionized method effectively removes minerals, and compares to distilled water in this respect. However, it does become a breeding ground for bacteria, pyrogenic matter and viruses. The fault in this system lies in the resin beds which can become notorious breeding grounds. Therefore it is not wise to have this possibility exist in your drinking water.

Furthermore, deionization does not remove synthetic chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, insecticides or industrial solvents.

Distilled Water! The Miracle Of All Water

Distilled water is water which has been turned into vapor, so that virtually all its impurities are left behind. Then, by condensing, it is turned back to “pure” water. Distillation is the single most effective method of water purification. It is God’s water for the human race.

In a manner of speaking, distillation is nature’s way. The weather of the world is created in the tropics, where half the heat reaching the earth falls on land and water masses. Here heat energy is stored within water vapor through the process of evaporation, nature’s distillery. When the jet streams return ocean water to inland areas, they do so without sea salts and minerals, all of which have been left behind.

Distilling water turns it into vapor, and then through condensation, back again into pure water. Rising vapor cannot carry minerals and other dissolved solids. It will not carry disease germs, dead or alive. The secret is that the vapor rises between all the suspended particles and chemicals in the air. When this condensation occurs as falling rain, it picks up airborne pollutants! Not so in a vented distiller where most of them are eliminated.

If pure distilled water is boiled in a teakettle, no calcium or minerals of any kind will collect to coat the inside of the kettle, even though you used the same kettle for ten years.

Distilled water then is water of the purest kind. It is odorless, colorless and tasteless.

As a solvent, it dissolves rocks and soil. It figures in the transport of nutrients into plant life.
In the human body, water fills similar functions. It regulates the temperature of the body by helping take off extra heat resulting from an intake of some 3,000 calories of food each day. Water keeps the body from burning up. It carries waste products from the body.

Distilled water acts as a solvent in the body. It dissolves food substances so they can be assimilated and taken into every cell. It dissolves inorganic mineral substances lodged in tissues of the body so that such substances can be eliminated in the process of purifying the body.

Distilled water is the greatest solvent on earth-the only one that can be taken into the body without damage to the tissues.

By its continued use, it is possible to dissolve inorganic minerals, acid crystals, and all the other waste products of the body without injuring tissues.

Inorganic Mineral Deposits Must Be Removed

For purification, distilled water is the solvent of choice. After mineral deposits are dissolved, gentle muscular exercise can force the dissolved poisons and wastes from the tissues into the blood so that blood can carry wastes to the excretory organs. Then, these organs can squeeze and pour the wastes out of the body.

Hard water then is your greatest enemy. It will destroy every fond hope you have by striking you down when you should be enjoying the fruits of your labors. Crippled joints, repeated surgeries, enlarged hearts, hardened arteries, gall stones, kidney stones, hearing problems, forgetful minds, all draw your activities from the great out-of-doors into creaking rocking chairs, and finally into bed-ridden old people’s homes.

Let’s trace the course of hard water. It begins in the clouds. As it falls it collects minerals and poisonous chemicals. It is good water, except for what it picks up as it falls. When it reaches the ground it is designed to do one thing, to pick up minerals. These inorganic minerals are wonderful, but only for plants. As the water picks up minerals, it distributes them evenly to plant life. Plants would never grow if these minerals were not supplied to their roots. Water then acts as a carrier of some minerals, namely anion nutrients. But chemicals have now polluted our pure air. To clean the air, and make it fit to breathe, nature designed water to absorb these poisons.

Most people are unaware that these collected minerals from the air and in the ground are all inorganic minerals, which cannot be assimilated by the body unless they are chelated into organic molecules. The only minerals the body can utilize are the organic minerals. All the others are foreign minerals and must be disposed of or eliminated. Herein lies the problem we have never suspected as the possible cause of nearly all our aging diseases.

Only Plants Need Inorganic Minerals

Water, as a carrier of minerals, is fine for the plant. The plant in turn converts the inorganic minerals to organic minerals. Then our bodies can assimilate them. We have worked this process in reverse. We consume hard water saturated with calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, silicon, not realizing the body is unable to assimilate these nutrients efficiently. So nature tucks them in the joints as arthritis, in the intestinal walls as constipation, and along the arteries, causing them to harden. The kidneys and liver roll up the mineral deposits into little stones until they get too large for the ducts. Sometimes the “filters” of the kidneys become so mineral clogged that kidney transplants become necessary.

Many Disease Conditions Can Result From Mineral Deposits

Calcium deposits in the heart chambers and valves become so cemented into place with mineral deposits that heart surgery becomes necessary. Calcium deposits in the inner ear cause deafness. Skilled surgeons can now remove these deposits and in many cases restore hearing again. Should these deposits occur on the nerve, then total deafness can result.

Since water is a carrier of inorganic minerals, harmful to the body functions, it is wise to remove virtually all trace minerals, chemicals and foreign particles through the process of distillation. Then, and only then, is water odorless, colorless, and tasteless and fit for consumption.

Clearing Inorganic Mineral Deposits Brings Renewed Health

Through the process of distilling, the water is separated from virtually everything it carries, and is now pure water. As it enters the body, it again picks up mineral deposits accumulated in the joints, artery walls, or wherever such deposits occur, and begins to carry them out. Gall stones and kidney stones get smaller and smaller until they can safely pass through their ducts. Little by little arthritic pains become less as joints become more supple and movable. Arteries gradually become more elastic as blood pressures tend to become more normal. Gradually the outlook on life becomes a little more youthful-ambitions begin to return, while the squeaking rocking chair will give way to an active lifestyle.

The startling fact to remember is that water attracts chiefly inorganic minerals. Organic minerals stay in the tissues, where they belong. X-rays of the arteries will never show unless there are calcium deposits along the artery walls.

So hard water carries inert minerals into the body, and distilled water carries them out-it’s just as simple as that.

There is then only one way you can purify your body and help to eliminate your chronic aging diseases and that is through the miracle of distilled water. A sludge-filled motor cannot operate smoothly unless the sludge is removed. Neither can a body be supple and ageless unless the joints, arteries, cells and nerve tracts are free of mineral deposits!

The Appalling Truth

The average person drinks about a gallon of water per day. Adding up the cups of coffee, tea, soft drinks, food and water, this gallon isn’t too much. Many men drink much more. At a gallon a day, the average person drinks up to 450 glasses of solids during a life span. These same solids are found in your humidifier, and in grandmother’s teakettle. Think of it-450 glasses of mineral solids in your system during a lifetime.

What does the body do with these foreign materials? Nature does the very same thing you are now thinking. It tries to eliminate them. Do you recall the water spots on your windows from your water sprinkler? Ever try to remove them? It takes lots of vinegar and lots of rubbing to dissolve the deposits.

This same reaction takes place in our bodies. It begins by putting a thin film along our intestinal walls. As soon as one film is laid, it attracts another film much easier, until it begins to build up and one of the first results is constipation, a plague to millions of people. Other deposits occur where blood flows the slowest, such as in the joints as arthritis and gout, along the arteries as hardening, in the veins as varicose, in the lungs as emphysema. It often coats the crystalline lens of the eyes with a fine film possibly resulting in cataracts. Glaucoma, the dreaded eye disease, can be another result of hard water. The tiny vessels film up with mineral deposits, which result in a build-up of pressure in the eye. There has never been a known cause for glaucoma. It might be the mineral deposits.

Heart Attacks Unknown

Bantu African tribesmen were known to have the cleanest arteries, as well as the most elastic ones. They dug no wells, but catch rain water. Although this water is contaminated with bacteria, it is still almost free of minerals. The air and water pollution, such as we have in major cities, have not yet affected them as much. This is a tremendous testimony for mineral-free water.

Even the Europeans have far less cholesterol in their arteries than we do. They of course drink more wine than we do. Wine is comprised of distilled water. All water that passes through the roots of plants, converts the inorganic minerals to organic minerals, and distills the water at the same time. When juices contain minerals, they contain them as complexed organic molecules.

The truth of drinking distilled water is not new. It is just that the public has never caught on. Today, many progressive doctors prescribe distilled water for their patients. All the kidney machines operate on the purest distilled water.

Not only should we be concerned about the minerals in our water, but we must also add the deadly nitrates and anthracenes, as well as pesticides and herbicides, along with thousands of other chemicals, which are seeping into our lakes, rivers and wells and are contained in municipal water sources. The sewer wastes, and factory pollution, detergents included, can travel upstream underground at the rate of a half mile every six months.

Officials inspect and test city water periodically, but water is never the same at all times, and neither are wells in the same locations. Water can vary every day. Sometimes chemicals in water can become excessive; at other times negligible; but at all times the minerals will be there. What is necessary for health is a mineral free and chemical-free water. This is the only kind of water our bodies demand. Only through the process of distillation can we achieve this purity.”(1)

Distilled Water Helps Burn Fat

“Distilled water not only helps to metabolize the fat stored in the body, it also will help to suppress your appetite better than any diet pill on the market today. Pure, clean water not only aids in weight loss, it also helps prevent your body from gaining weight.

When your body is dehydrated and not receiving adequate quantities of water for normal bodily functions, the body will start storing water as a protective measure, and it does so in the fat cells. When the body is starved of water, instead of metabolizing fat with the help of water, it will
start storing water and fat.

Our kidneys cannot function adequately without the proper quantity of water; consequently a portion of their load is transferred to the liver. Metabolizing stored fat and converting it into energy is the primary function of our liver. As a result, the overloaded liver cannot function properly or at full capacity by metabolizing fat; and the fat that is not used as energy is stored in the body.

If you are not supplying your body with an adequate quantity of water, it will perceive this as a threat to the body’s survival. It begins storing water in the fat cells, causing the ankles, feet, legs and hands to swell and puff up. You can actually press against the swollen area with a finger and leave a
temporary indentation. In this process the body will begin storing as much water as it is supplied, and unfortunately the water the body is storing is not being used.

Therefore the organs may start pulling water from less critical bodily functions, which can result in many serious conditions such as:

1. Heat stroke
2. extremely dry mouth and nose
3. extremely dry skin, no elasticity
4. extreme thirst & no sweat no
5. urination or dark yellow urine
6. accelerated heartbeat sunken eyes
7. accelerated breathing
8. no tears when crying fever & possible delirium or even

The only way to rid the body of these symptoms is to drink plenty of water. The body will stop storing water and begin supplying it with much needed hydration. Then the stored water will be released. If you feel you are drinking an adequate amount of water and yet seem to be retaining it due
to swollen feet, ankles, legs, arms or hands, this may be the result of ingesting too much salt.

Your system will attempt to dilute excess quantities of salt which results in swollen tissues. To solve this issue, simply drink plenty of water, preferably distilled or reverse osmosis.

The larger a person is, the more water they require for their metabolic processes. So an overweight person obviously would need to drink larger quantities of water for their metabolism than would a thinner person. If you seem to have frequent muscle cramps, it is a sign that your muscles are
not receiving enough water to stay elastic and maintain proper muscle tone.

Ridding the Body of Waste

Another major function of water is to help rid the body of waste material. As the body starts shedding fat cells after receiving an adequate supply of water, these metabolized fat cells along with residual waste material must be eliminated. It is therefore important that the body received plenty of
water in order to help flush the waste material from the body.

Move Waste Material through the Colon

To move waste material through the colon, it needs a continual supply of water for this process, and if that does not happen you will become constipated. If you are not drinking enough water, the colon is one of the first organs to be deprived of its share. When this happens, you simply
need to drink more water, not take medication.

How Much Water Should Be Consumed Daily

The average person should be drinking 3 to 4 quarts (a bit less than 3 to 4 Liters) of water daily to adequately supply all of the body’s needs and to flush waste and toxins from the colon, kidneys and bladder. The best way to accomplish this is to have a bottle of water close by throughout the day and drink a little bit often. This will assure that you will not only stay hydrated, the water in your stomach will help suppress hunger.

When the Body Is Properly Hydrated

When the body is properly hydrated, every organ will function properly. You will also prevent water retention and any stored water will be released. The liver will properly metabolize stored fat and this fat will be used as fuel and burned up. Then you will again have normal thirst and normal hunger.”(2)

Doctors and Experts With the Courage to Tell the Truth About Distilled Water


“You should DRINK AT LEAST ONE GALLON of purified water a day. Most of us drink only at mealtime and when we’re noticeably thirsty. Wrong. You can develop a habit of NOT drinking water and walk around being 66 or 67 percent water, instead of 74 percent, which is what your body needs.

When you don’t have the water in you, you won’t ever have the energy you need. The very first thing I do to get people’s energy up is to increase the amount of water in their diet. Immediately, their energy goes up.

When someone has dementia, the first thing I do is give them lots of cold water all day, every day. About three weeks later, I start to see their dementia dissipate because they have rehydrated their brains. Unfortunately, your brain actually shrinks as you dehydrate. By DRINKING LOTS OF PURE WATER, you get better neuron activity and better cellular chemistry, and you’re able to detoxify the cells with water.

Water has to be pure, free from fluoride, chlorine, and chemicals, which is why I recommend distilled water. To achieve optimum health, I recommend that you DRINK A HALF GALLON TO ONE FULL GALLON PER DAY.”

— Dr. Gary Null, Ph.D., from, “Gary Null’s Ultimate Anti-Aging Program,”  Kensington Publishing Corp., 1999, Based on the PBS Documentary, “How to Live Forever”


“USED AS A DRINK, DISTILLED WATER IS ABSORBED DIRECTLY into the blood, the solvent properties of which it increases to such an extent that it will KEEP IN SOLUTION salts already existing in the blood, prevent their undue deposit in various organs and structures, favor their elimination by the various excreta, and tend to remove these earthy compounds which have already accumulated in the body.

There is no doubt as to THE HIGH VALUE OF DISTILLED WATER USED FREELY as a retarder of the ossifying conditions which appear to constitute the condition of old age.”

— Dr. C.W. DeLacy Evans, M.D., from How To Prolong Life


” …it is important that we GIVE TO THE BODY A SUFFICIENT QUANTITY OF PURE WATER in order that the blood may be kept in its normal fluid condition, and the disease-producing effete matter eliminated.

THERE IS NO CLEANSING AGENT AS IMPORTANT AS WATER, not only for the exterior of the body, but for the interior from the crown of the head to the soles of the feet. It is a simple matter to drink a glass of water, yet the results of the act are marvelous. A very small portion of it enters the intestines, but by far the larger quantity is absorbed into the blood and enters immediately into the circulation of this life-giving fluid.”

“ONE IS ALMOST DRIVEN, if he be particular as to his water supply, TO THE USE OF DISTILLED WATER.”

— Bernarr Macfadden, from Macfadden’s Encyclopedia of Physical Culture, 1911.


“I thought if I DRANK PLENTY OF IT, I might get rid of some of the salts that were covering my sciatic nerves. I tried drinking it, and it worked like a charm. Within a short time my sciatica left me and I have been free of rheumatism from that day to this. I have KEPT UP MY DRINKING OF DISTILLED WATER and I attribute my almost perfect health largely to it.”

— Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor of the Telephone


“Distilled Water is a pure water. A lot of people have been mislead into believing that it robs minerals out of the body. Well, in my life, I’ve been DRINKING DISTILLED WATER FOR 35 YEARS. University of California Los Angeles, several years ago, told me I had the bone density of a 22 year old athlete. So, if in fact Distilled Water robbed the body of minerals, I would probably be crippled by now”

—Dr. Brian Clement, from the video, “Why Choose Distilled Water?”


“What we as scientists and the public have never realized is that minerals collected in the body from water are all inorganic minerals, which cannot be assimilated (digested) by the body. The only minerals that the body can utilize are the organic minerals (from fruits and vegetables). All other types of minerals are foreign substances to the body and must be disposed of or eliminated.”

“Distilled water then is water of the purest kind.  It is odorless, colorless and tasteless.  The divine purpose of water is to act as a solvent.  In nature, water in evaporation is so fine that your eye cannot perceive it as it is drawn up into the clouds.  Then it falls as rain, keeping the earth from being parched and burned.  As a solvent, it dissolves rocks and soil.  It figures in the transport of nutrients into plant life.

In the human body, water fills similar functions.  …Distilled water acts as a solvent in the body.  It dissolves food substances so they can be assimilated and taken into every cell.  It dissolves inorganic mineral substances lodged in tissues of the body so that such substances can be eliminated in the process of purifying the body.  Distilled water is the greatest solvent on earth —the only one that can be taken into the body without damage to the tissues.”


“Today, many progressive doctors prescribe distilled water to their patients.”

— Allen E. Banik, M.D. excerpts from, “The Choice is Clear”


“I personally have been DRINKING A GALLON OF DISTILLED WATER PER DAY for over 40 years. I fast all food for a minimum of 21 days annually. Over the years I have done three 40-day fasts on just distilled water. I fasted a year ago for 60 days: 40 days, then a break of 6 days eating only vegetables, and then continued another 20 days (for a total of 60 out of 66 days). No “early death” here, just perfect health and longevity.

I guess a man with an experience is not at the mercy of a man with an argument. Change your water and change your health. Drink distilled water purified nature’s way: evaporation and condensation.”

— Douglas Hoover, author of “Distilled Water and Health,”  Founder of Aquamedia Research Group, and


“Only distilled water, the emptiest water is allowed. Distilled water is so empty, it is like a vacuum, it is the universal solvent especially for unwanted mineral deposits. Just by DRINKING DISTILLED WATER ON A REGULAR BASIS you dissolve stones, and prevent new ones from forming…”

— Dr. Richard Schulze, N.D., M.H.  from his “Kidney Stone Dissolving Routine”


“It is Mr. Bennet’s theory that old age and ill health are caused by the collection in the arteries and about the joints of lime and clay sediments contained in drinking water. This mineral coating, he believes, interrupts the proper circulation of the blood, prevents the necessary irrigation of the skin, produces stiffness of the joints and dulls the action of the brain.”

“Distilled water and olive oil, one used internally, the other used externally, are my elixirs of youth,” declared Mr. Bennett. “They will counteract the decaying conditions in the body. You must DRINK LARGE QUANTITIES OF DISTILLED WATER, rub yourself with pure California olive oil, and take a moderate exercise. That is the secret which my friends have so long wished to learn.”

“Why, ten years ago I could not read without glasses. Today, I can read the smallest print without artificial aid of any kind.”

— Mr. Sanford Bennet, excerpted from The San Francisco Call, September 24, 1900


” …WATER, FREE FROM IMPURITIES.  Any amount of it may be taken into the system without fear of detrimental results.  Physicians know it is the best solvent of inorganic concretions in the body, …there is NOTHING MORE WHOLESOME THAN PURE DISTILLED WATER, tightly corked in clean bottles, protected from contaminations of even impure air.  PURE WATER, WELL CORKED, NEVER GETS STALE.”

— Dr. Homer Wakefield, M.D., of Bloomington, Ill., from the article, “Pure Water Not a Poison” in The National Druggist, Volumes 29-30, 1899


“I OFTEN USE my water distiller – absolutely pure DISTILLED WATER IS THE BEST THING YOU CAN DRINK. I also employ juicing – all the roots as well – and use the blender. In the blender I cut up oranges and grapefruits into small pieces, add water, and blend until liquid. The white parts of these fruits contain valuable bioflavonoids.”

—Kellie Everts, from “Campaign for Women’s Bodybuilding: Interview with the True Champion of Women’s Bodybuilding”


“…there are hundreds of case histories of people who have enjoyed success in alleviating or overcoming these health problems (arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, kidney stones, gall stones, cataracts and emphysema) when they BEGAN DRINKING DISTILLED WATER EXCLUSIVELY.”

—Dr. Clifford C. Dennison, Ed. D., an Associate Professor at Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee, and a lifelong water researcher


“I cannot emphasize enough THE IMPORTANCE OF DRINKING DISTILLED WATER FOR CLEANSING the blood stream, for reducing arthritic pain and lowering blood pressure. It has also been known to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides. In fact, the only effect on the body is health.

There are rules of thumb on how much water to drink. The rule of thumb on a normal day is one half your body weight in ounces per day. If you are sweating and exerting yourself you should drink more, not less. We have a tendency to grab pop, coffee, Kool-Aid and juices, but we need to GET BACK TO THE HABIT OF GRABBING DISTILLED WATER.

To give you an example of what this means, if you are a man and you weigh 200 pounds, you should be drinking a minimum of 100 ounces of distilled water throughout the day. There is an interesting side note for people that like to study. Job, which is the oldest book of the bible, I believe it is in the 36th chapter, said God took up the water, distilled it, and poured it out abundantly on man. The logical argument is who knows better what we need than the creator, and he gave us distilled water.”

— Dr. Chester Handley, D.C., M.D., from his article, “The Importance of Distilled Water in Aging”


“Often times the blood becomes tainted and needs to be purified. There is only one way of washing the blood and that is by means of dead water, undiluted water, distilled water which contains no life organism, chemicals or similar substances. It has to be dead water, i.e. water condensed from steam.

Distilled water, by virtue of its weight: effects a one pound pressure upon the minerals and acids which clog the bloodstream; it presses them right through the system. Even in a short time it eliminates appreciable quantities of impurities from the blood.

There is no hard and fast rule as to how to take The Cure; it may be taken quickly or slowly, hot or cold. It is left entirely to the individual to decide according to temperament and physical condition.

THE MAIN THING IS TO OBTAIN THE NECESSARY PRESSURE and to ensure that two cups are always taken at one time – A TOTAL OF SEVEN PINTS PER DAY. This is quite easy of accomplishment if the quantity is systematically regulated as follows:

  1. On awakening take two cups.
  2. Another two cups shortly before breakfast.
  3. Two cups in the middle of the morning.
  4. Two more 20 to 30 minutes before the mid-day meal.
  5. Two cups in the middle of the afternoon.
  6. Another two cups 20 to 30 minutes before dinner.
  7. The last two cups in the evening shortly before retiring.

If desired, TWO MORE PORTIONS MAY BE TAKEN one, two hours after lunch, and the other two hours after dinner. As regards to eating and drinking, it is a matter of individual choice. NOTHING IS FORBIDDEN AND THERE IS NO NEED FOR FASTING NOR PRIVATION. One may eat and drink according to individual needs. One eats only moderately after having taken two cups of distilled water. THE PRINCIPLE OF ‘THE CURE’ MUST BE MAINTAINED, I.E., SEVEN TIMES PER DAY, TWO CUPS OF WATER AT ONE TIME making sure to take two cups shortly before each meal.”

— Dr. Otoman Hanish, M.D., D.D., from “The Distilled Water Cure”


“We CONSUME A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF DISTILLED WATER.  Not only just from the glass to drink, but believe it or not, ALL OF OUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES HAVE DISTILLED WATER in them, so when we consume those, WE CONSUME DISTILLED WATER IN THEM.”

“The plant juices really are the purest water, because the roots act as a filtering system, and so it filters out the impurity, it converts the minerals that are in the ground that are difficult for the body to assimilate, into a mineral that the body can assimilate easily.”

— Ann and Paul Malkmus/Hallelujah Acres, Purified vs Distilled Water Q&A —


“People who say that Distilled Water leaches minerals out of the body are, therefore, correct only in this respect. This is only 50% of the truth. It is virtually impossible for Distilled Water to separate minerals, which have become an integral part of the cells and tissues of the body. Distilled water collects ONLY the minerals which remain in the body, minerals discarded from natural water AND from the cells, the minerals which the natural water originally collected from its contact with the earth and the rocks. Such minerals, having been rejected by the cells of the body are of no constructive value. On the contrary, they are debris which distilled water is capable of picking up and eliminating from the system.”

“How much juice can be taken safely? Just as much as one can drink comfortably without forcing oneself. As a general rule, one pint daily is the least that will show any perceptible results, and PREFERABLY FROM TWO TO EIGHT PINTS OR MORE.  We must bear in mind that the more juice we drink the quicker the results.”

—Dr. Norman W. Walker, from his books, “Water Can Undermine Your Health” and “Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices” respectively.


“The DISTILLED WATER helps clean the inorganic minerals from our body that have accumulated over the years.  It helps transport the toxins out of our body.  And we need an ABUNDANCE of this water, initially, as we are trying to help the body FLUSH these toxins out so that we do not have to deal with a lot of symptoms of detoxification from cleansing.”

— Dr. Olin Idol, N.D., C.N.C., from, “Distilled Water” —


“The Gerson household kitchen supplies: …WATER DISTILLER”

“Gerson PATIENTS NEED PURE WATER, …Most cities have bottled water businesses that DELIVER PURIFIED AND DISTILLED WATER TO HOMES.”

“If your municipal water supply is fluoridated, it is imperative that you USE DISTILLED WATER FOR ALL PATIENT INTAKE”

— Dr. Max Gerson, M.D., from, Gerson Therapy Handbook


“I just completed A 40 DAY DISTILLED WATERS FAST TO HEAL MYSELF from significant degeneration of my knees secondary to osteoarthritis. My fast was fairly simple and straight forward. My goal was to fast on 1 GALLON TO 1.5 GALLONS OF DISTILLED WATER EACH DAY. I would ‘pound a pound’ (drink a pint quickly) at least every 1-2 hours. I was able to obtain a 6 week medical leave of absence and on day one of my medical leave I began fasting on 1.5 GALLONS OF DISTILLED WATER. I am ecstatic with the results. I lost 35 pounds which was very important for my knees. My objective was to remove inorganic mineral deposits throughout my body (like years and years of arterial plaque build-up), however I PRIMARILY DESIRED TO REMOVE ALL THE MINERAL DEPOSITS IN ALL OF MY JOINTS which are greatly impacted by osteoarthritis. 7 weeks ago, I had to order a seated walker to use at work in my role as a nurse consultant. Now that I have finished my 40 day Distilled Waters fast, I can walk and stand for hours with minimal pain.


I return to work in 3 days feeling much better and able to do my work without the need for a walker. This 50 something RN is very grateful for Distilled Waters Therapies! Namaste!”

— Dr. Cheryl R. Scott, RN, PhD, IBCLC


“By using succulent fruits and vegetables in scurvy, or acidosis, MUCH DISTILLED WATER IS FURNISHED THE BODY WITH WHICH TO FLUSH OUT THE ACCUMULATED PUTRESCENCE. Fruit and vegetables contain over ninety per cent water.”

— Dr. J. H. Tilden, M.D., from IMPAIRED HEALTH, ITS CAUSE AND CURE: A Repudiation of the Conventional Treatment of Disease, 1921


“WATER HARDNESS (INORGANIC MINERALS IN SOLUTION) is the underlying cause of many, if not all, of the diseases resulting from poisons in the intestinal tract. These (hard minerals) pass from the intestinal walls and get into the lymphatic system, which delivers all of its products to the blood, which in turn, distributes to all parts of the body. THIS IS THE CAUSE OF MUCH HUMAN DISEASE.”

“Water Hardness is inorganic minerals in solution(in water). When these minerals enter the intestines in drinking water, there is an immediate reaction between them and the fats, oils and fatty acids present, causing precipitation of inorganic calcium, magnesium, iron and so on – to form new, insoluble compounds.”

—Dr. Charles Mayo of the Mayo Clinic


” …from Dr. J. H. Kellogg, the physician-in-Chief of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, …in Good Health Magazine for June, 1899, SAYS OF DISTILLED WATER:

“It is FREE FROM GERMS, FREE FROM INJURIOUS SALTS, FROM LIME and other substances with which they are found in combination, if not always of the same uniform quality.”

—from “Distilled Water and Longevity” by Elmer Ellsworth Carey, Chicago, in Suggestion magazine, Volume 10, January 1, 1903

“Still another use for water is TO DISSOLVE AND WASH OUT of our bodies, through the sweat of the skin, and in other ways, THE WASTE AND WORN-OUT PARTICLES which are no longer of any use.”

“Most waters have more or less substances dissolved in them. Water which has much lime in it is called hard water.  Such water is not so good to drink, or for use in cooking, as soft water.  THAT WATER IS BEST WHICH HOLDS NO SUBSTANCES IN SOLUTION.”

“THE PUREST WATER IS THE BEST.  Impure water causes sickness.”

— Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, from, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s Child’s Guide to Health and Hygiene


“ANYONE DRINKING DISTILLED WATER EXCLUSIVELY WOULD EVENTUALLY RETURN TO NORMAL WEIGHT. The reason, hard water film imprisons the cells so tissues become water-logged. Retention of fluid is the chief cause of obesity. Distilled water again breaks the cell barrier and the body weight returns to normal. Weight watchers will lose weight, regardless of present diet if they include 4-6 glasses of distilled water each day taken a half hour before each meal”

— Dr. Brown Landone, neurologist,



—Raymond H. Bishop, Jr. M.D. Major General, Commander – Medical Corps. Department of the Army, U.S. Army Health Services Command


“DISTILLED WATER IS THE ACME OF PURITY. Nothing can be purer than that which is absolutely pure. For medicinal purposes, the highest authorities are agreed that PURE WATER IS PREFERABLE TO THE SO-CALLED MEDICINAL SPRING WATERS. The latter all contain more or less impurities in the form of earthy salts or organic matter, which is not the case with distilled water. For flushing the kidneys, stimulating the sluggish liver, eliminating waste matter from the system; indeed for all affections in which medical waters are believed to be efficacious, PURE DISTILLED WATER FURNISHES THE LONG SOUGHT DESIDERATUM.”

— Dr. R. N. Tooker, Chicago, from “Distilled Water and Longevity” by Elmer Ellsworth Carey, Chicago, in Suggestion magazine, Volume 10, January 1, 1903


“LIQUID WATER IS THE BEST KNOWN SOLVENT IN EXISTENCE. In fact, it is commonly referred to as the universal solvent. This means it can dissolve more of the greatest number of substances than any other liquid.”

“WATER MOLECULES, in contact with foreign substances, have been compared to cowboys cutting cattle from a herd — they FORCE THEIR WAY BETWEEN CLUSTERS OF PARTICLES, BREAK THEM APART AND HOLD THEM AT BAY.”


— Eldon C. Muehling, excerpts from “Pure Water Now: It’s Time for Action”


“When one drinks impure, dirty water, the body acts as a filter, trapping a percentage of the solids suspended in the water. A filter eventually becomes clogged and useless – fit only to be thrown away. The human body might well face the same fate.

But the basic point – that ONLY DISTILLED WATER AVOIDS MINERAL BUILDUPS IN THE BODY – is an inarguable one. The deposits, which build up in a teakettle from repeated use, are traces of minerals left behind as the water evaporates. DISTILLED WATER LEAVES NO SUCH TRACES – in a teakettle or in the human body. It is true that in most hospitals distilled water is used for newborn infants; distilled water is prescribed for heart patients in many cardiac wards. And it is true that kidney stones and other mineral-like buildups in the body are much more common in the areas where the drinking water has high levels in inorganic minerals – and distilled water has none of those at all.

IT IS WITHOUT DOUBT THE BEST WATER AVAILABLE TO MAN – and the only truly pure water available in our waste-laden society.”

—Dr. Paul Conn, from “Not A Drop To Drink”


“DISTILLATION IS EFFECTIVE BECAUSE IT REMOVES THE WATER FROM THE CONTAMINANTS, RATHER THAN TRYING TO REMOVE THE CONTAMINANTS FROM THE WATER. Distillers have several major advantages over other purification systems. A good distillation system pretty much eliminates the need to ever have your water tested. It’s the only purification system I know that removes every kind of bacteria, virus, parasite, and pathogen, as well as pesticides, herbicides, organic and inorganic chemicals, heavy metals (dissolved or otherwise), AND EVEN RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINANTS.”

— Dr. David Williamson, D.C., from “Why You Should Drink Distilled Water”


“Interestingly, studies examining the role that cholesterol may play in plaque formation have shown that the 42-amino acid form of beta- amyloid builds up more easily in the brains of rabbits given tap water than it does if these animals drink distilled water.


— Dr. Harold D. Foster, from “What Really Causes Alzheimer’s Disease”


“And the ‘Matchless Sanative’ –who has not known of its marvelous cures? Twenty-five or thirty years ago it was all the rage in some places. I have seen many chronic invalids who had worn out half a dozen regular physicians, and swallowed the whole round of patent nostrums; but nothing ever did them so much good as the ‘Matchless Sanative.’ Well, IT WAS A MATCHLESS MEDICINE. It was the very best remedy, as a universal panacea, ever sold to an afflicted mortal at an extravagant price, for IT WAS PURE WATER, AND NOTHING ELSE”

— Dr. Russell T. Trall, M.D., from, “THE TRUE HEALING ART: Or, HYGIENIC vs. DRUG MEDICATION,” An Address Delivered at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., 1862


“Water is so valuable to the entire system of the human body that it is wise to use only the best. USE PURE STEAM DISTILLED WATER FOR HEALTH AND WELL BEING.”

—Dr. John R. Christopher, from “Regenerative Diet”


“THE ONLY TYPE OF WATER THAT SEEMS TO BE FIT FOR CONSUMPTION IS DISTILLED WATER, which is water that is absolutely free of any minerals or chemicals. Distilled water is made pure by first being heated to the point of vaporization, so that all of the ‘impurities’ are left behind. Then, the water vapor is condensed. The process results in water that is in its purest form. DISTILLATION IS THE SINGLE MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD OF WATER PURIFICATION.”

—Peter A. Lodewick, M.D., from ‘A Diabetic Doctor Looks at Diabetes’



— John Yiamoyuiannis, Ph.D., from ‘Fluoride: The Aging Factor’


“If you decide on bottled water, make sure it’s distilled, (however), in the long run you’ll save money if you clean your water at home. It’s more convenient than hauling gallon jugs from the store. THE ‘GOLD STANDARD’ FOR PURIFYING WATER IS A SYSTEM THAT DISTILLS YOUR WATER and filters it. You have the comfort of knowing there is no chlorine, fluoride, bacteria, viruses, pesticides, or lead. YOU GET NOTHING BUT H2O.”

—Robert D. Willix, Jr., M.D. from ‘Maximum Health’



— Dr. Van Den Burg, of New York, from, ‘Hygiene’ in Suggestion magazine, Volume 10, January 1, 1903


“You can try drinking bottled distilled water if you like. It’s water that has been turned into steam so its impurities are left behind. The steam is then condensed to make pure water. The process of distillation kills and removes virtually all bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, and other organic and inorganic contaminants. Once distilled, the water is as pure as water can reasonably be.”

“As far as acidity goes, distilled water is close to a neutral pH and has no effect on the body’s acid/base balance. Distilled water is safe to drink, and the kind of water I use myself.”

— Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.,


“Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers are instructed to DRINK DISTILLED WATER.”

—Dr. Edward M. Wagner, from “How to Stay Out of the Doctor’s Office”


“The evidence that DISTILLED WATER ACTS AS A SOLVENT within the body, dissolving the inorganic mineral deposits, is very important. A growing body of evidence suggests that distilled water dissolves AND REMOVES THESE DISEASE-CAUSING MINERALS AND FLUSHES OUT THE HUNDREDS OF DANGEROUS CHEMICALS that have been taken into the body as well. Distilled water is not only free from pollutants, but it apparently helps remove them as well from the cells of the body, thus PURIFYING THE BODY SO THAT IT CAN FUNCTION AS IT SHOULD.”

—Dr. Robert W. Flinchbaught, from “Pure Water is Life”



—Vicki Glassburn, from “Who Killed Candida?”


“DISTILLED WATER IS ‘empty’ water – a hungry water, A WATER CAPABLE OF ABSORBING BODY POISONS. You have had the experience of trying to use an old post office blotter on the desk. Everybody had used it and it is so full of ink that it will not suck up any more. So it is with a ‘full’ water, a water full of chlorine, aluminum, etc. Such water does not have the capacity of absorbing body impurities.”

—Dr. Charles McFerrin, writing in the July 1955 issue of Nature’s Path


“The late Dr. Lambe, of London, was so thoroughly convinced of the IMPORTANCE OF THE PUREST WATER in the treatment of Cancers, Scrofula, and Cachexias generally, that HE RESTRICTED HIS PATIENTS TO THE USE OF DISTILLED WATER.  And his success was remarkable.”

—from Herald of Health, Volume 2, in the article, “The Hygiean Home” by  Russell T. Trall, M.D.


“Instead of drinking the hard water of springs or the chlorinated water of the cities, it will be TO OUR ADVANTAGE TO DRINK DISTILLED WATER …to prevent calcification of the body.”

— Dr. Teofilio de la Torre


“THERE IS ONLY ONE WATER, AND THAT IS CLEAN, STEAM DISTILLED WATER. No other substance on our planet does so much to keep us healthy and get us well as water does.”

— Dr. James Balch, M.D., from Dietary Wellness


“Distilled Water: AN ULTRA-PURE FORM OF WATER with potential antineoplastic activity. Derived by boiling impure water and condensing the resultant steam in a sterile container, DISTILLED WATER HAS BEEN SHOWN TO KILL BLADDER CANCER CELLS in vitro through osmotic lysis (cytolysis).”

— National Cancer Institute,


“The greatest damage done by inorganic minerals (hard)—plus waxy cholesterol and salt—is to the small arteries and other blood vessels of the brain (75% water). Hardening of the arteries and calcification of blood vessels starts on the day you start taking inorganic chemicals (and minerals from tap water) into our bodies.”

“WHEN DISTILLED WATER ENTERS THE BODY, IT LEAVES NO RESIDUE OF ANY KIND. It is free of salts and sodium. It is the most perfect water for the healthy functioning of the kidneys(83% water). It is the perfect liquid for the blood(83% water), the ideal liquid for the efficient functioning of the lungs(86% water), stomach, liver(85% water) and other vital organs. Why? Because it is free of all inorganic minerals. IT IS SO PURE THAT ALL LIQUID DRUG PRESCRIPTIONS ARE FORMULATED WITH DISTILLED WATER.”

— Dr. Paul Bragg, N.D. Ph.T., from “The Shocking Truth About Water”



“It is not possible in the very nature of things —in the organization of our bodies and in its relations to external objects— to improve upon pure water, neither as a circulating fluid conveying nourishment to the tissues of our bodies, nor as a quencher of thirst.”

“PURE WATER CIRCULATES THROUGH THE MOST DELICATE TISSUES, WITHOUT THE LEAST PERCEPTIBLE FRICTION OR IRRITATION, without the least perceptible disturbance to the senses, except by its temperature, as it may be warmer or cooler than the tissues; and when applied to an abraded surface, it falls on it AS HARMLESSLY AND BLANDLY AS FALLS THE SNOWFLAKE ON THE RIVER.”

— Dr. J. G. Webster, M.D., from “THE TWO SYSTEMS” an article in The Herald of Health, Vol. 2 – No. 5, New York, November, 1863



“Distilled water has the inherent characteristics of a magnet, which picks discarded minerals and with the assistance of the blood and the lymph, transports them to the kidneys for elimination. IT IS THIS KIND OF MINERAL ELIMINATION THAT IS ERRONEOUSLY REFERRED TO AS LEACHING.THE NOTION THAT DISTILLED WATER LEACHES MINERALS FROM THE BODY IS INACCURATE; IT DOES NOTHING OF THE SORT. Distilled water collects and removes inorganic mineral that have been rejected by the cells and tissues and which, if not evacuated, can cause serious damage.

Odorless, colorless and tasteless, distilled water contains no solid mater of any kind, no minerals, organic or inorganic and is made solely of the two gases, hydrogen and oxygen. It can be used as a drinking water, for cooking, for electric irons and batteries; and it is so pure that it is used for intravenous feeding, inhalation therapy, prescriptions and baby formulas. ENJOY A GUARANTEED CLEAN GLASS OF DISTILLED WATER THE NEXT TIME YOU NEED SOMETHING TO DRINK AND RELAX.”

— Dr. Wayne Pickering, from “The Distilled Water Myth”


“THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT DISTILLED WATER THAT WOULD MAKE IT HARMFUL FOR THE BODY. It may be helpful to remember that distilled water is the only water available for crews of Naval vessels at sea.”

—Frank N. Hepburn, Chief, Nutrient Data Research Branch, United States Department of Agriculture, Consumer Nutrition Division


“Distilled water is water which has been heated to the boiling point so that IMPURITIES ARE SEPARATED FROM THE WATER which itself becomes vapor or steam. It is then condensed back into pure liquid form. THE IMPURITIES REMAIN IN THE RESIDUE which is simply thrown away. Distilled water contains no solids, minerals or trace elements, and has no taste. Distillation removes the debris, bacteria, and other contaminants.

DISTILLED WATER HAS BEEN A WATER PURITY STANDARD in analytical labs, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and many other industries for many years and more recently A GOLD STANDARD FOR DRINKING. Distillation duplicates nature’s hydrologic cycle. The sun’s heat vaporizes the water and draws it from the earth’s surface into the atmosphere. The impurities remain. As the vapor cools, it falls back to the earth as rain, snow, and other precipitation. As it leaves the clouds, the precipitation is pure but as it makes is descent to the earth it picks up the various forms of pollution found in the air. Then, as it reaches the ground, the water continues to pick-up contaminants on its way back to the various bodies of water on the earth. In mechanized distillation, water is boiled in a distiller, which creates steam that rises and leaves virtually all contaminants behind in the boiling chamber. Steam is then collected and condensed into pure, clean distilled water leaving the impurities behind to eventually flush down the drain. Because of the heat involved in the process of creating steam, all forms of bacteria and all water borne diseases are destroyed. DISTILLED WATER IS THE ONLY FORM OF WATER, WHICH IS FREE FROM ALL CONTAMINANTS AND IMPURITIES. DISTILLED WATER IS THE ONLY CLEAN WATER. VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING IS REMOVED FROM THE WATER BY STEAM DISTILLATION”.

— Dr. Michael Colgan, from, “Optimum Sports Nutrition”


“Now as to the argument that distilled water leaches out minerals. This is true, and this is exactly what we want it to do. The minerals it leaches out are of the unusable, ionic form and we want these to leave the body rather than be deposited and cause disease. Distilled water does not leach out significant amounts of biologically available minerals because these are quickly taken up by the body on an as needed basis. If they are present in excess then they are filtered through the kidneys and this is exactly what needs to happen with all things which are in excess in the circulation. DISTILLED WATER CLEANSES THE BODY through promoting healthy kidney function.”

— Dr. Ron Kennedy, M.D.


“DON’T TAKE UNNECESSARY RISKS, DRINK HEALTHY, DRINK DISTILLED. To be Sure, several drinks of local tap water will not kill you, but common sense will tell you that YOUR BODY CANNOT FUNCTION AND SURVIVE WITH DAILY INGESTION OF POISON.”

— Dr. Ian Shillington N.D., from, “The Importance of Distilled Water”


“DISTILLED WATER REMOVES POISONOUS SUBSTANCES and inorganic mineral matter from the human body. This process will be impeded if the water you drink is already contaminated.”

” …only distilled water produces a completely negative ion reaction in the system. Negative ions are alkaline-forming. These negative charged ions draw the positively charged acid waste products, flushing them into the elimination channels of the body for excretion. So even though distilled water tests slightly acidic, because of its negative charge, A MORE ALKALINE INTERNAL SYSTEMIC ENVIRONMENT IS CREATED WHEN DISTILLED WATER IS CONSUMED.”

“Your body is 60-80 % water; water is the chief catalyst and medium for all the energy reactions that take place. Using higher energy, wet, DISTILLED WATER ASSURES THAT THE BODY’S METABOLIC ENVIRONMENT IS AT ITS BEST HYDRATION.”

— from “Why Distilled Water?” by Dr. Varah Siedlecki. DOM, DN, PH.D.


“First of all DISTILLED WATER IS A HIGH ENERGY WET WATER. In order for it to end up high energy wet water it is going to have to become cationic. Remember, cations can have anywhere from 500 to 999 milhouse units of energy. The closer the distilled water is to 999 the higher energy and wetter it is going to be. Therefore, being highly cationic means it is also going to have a pH on the cationic side of the physiologic “neutral” point of 6.40. In other words, all distilled water is going to test cationic (acid).

This is not a problem, first because water is not to be a source of mineral nutrition — it is to be water and high energy water alone. Second, it has to be converted to the body’s frequency just like food energy. The “electron press” (anions against cations) that causes the resistance for this process to happen is not effected by the pH of the distilled water because there is no mineral base to react .”

— Dr. Alexander F. Beddoe, DDS, Advanced Ideals Institute


“Tissue acid wastes, which lead to an unwholesome death, are positively charged. DISTILLED WATER, BEING NEGATIVELY CHARGED, DRAWS TO IT THE POSITIVELY CHARGED ACID WASTE PRODUCTS and flushes them into the elimination channels.

Even though most distilled water tests acidic, critics of distilled water must understand that BECAUSE OF ITS NEGATIVE CHARGE, A MORE ALKALINE ENVIRONMENT IS CREATED IN THE BODY when imbibed.”

— from “Alkalize or Die” by Dr Theodore A Baroody


“I am often asked about distilled water versus spring water. Distilled water is pure H20. CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, OUR BODIES DO NOT ASSIMILATE THE INORGANIC MINERALS THAT ARE IN SPRING WATER or any other type of water other than distilled water. Rain water is distilled water also but in a polluted environment may uptake some of the environmental pollution.

The job of fruits and vegetables is to convert the inorganic minerals in the earth to organic minerals which our body can assimilate. IF WE COULD ASSIMILATE INORGANIC MINERALS WE COULD SUCK ON RUSTY NAILS TO GET OUR IRON REQUIREMENTS or eat dolomite and stones to get calcium and magnesium. IN FACT, THE INORGANIC MINERALS IN NON-DISTILLED WATER ARE STONE-LIKE AND LEAD TO DEPOSITS IN THE JOINTS which cause stiffness and plaque in the vascular system which causes arthrosclerosis.

After making 5 gallons of water my distiller has about a tablespoon of stone like material left behind…better in the distiller than in my body. THE AVERAGE PERSON CAN EASILY TAKE IN SEVERAL POUNDS OF STONE-LIKE MATERIAL IN A TWENTY TO THIRTY YEAR PERIOD OF TIME.


— Dr. George Cromack,  from, “Distilled Water vs. Spring Water” —



(NOTE: DISTILLED WATER falls under the category of “LOW TDS WATER.”  The term “LOW TDS WATER” means water with a low Total Dissolved Solids count. Distilled Water is in the category of “LOW TDS WATER” because it generally has a count of zero parts per million of dissolved solids.)


“The scope of this paper is limited to answering whether low TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) water contributes to the loss of minerals from body tissues, producing associated harmful side effects.”

“evidence is presented to demonstrate that THE CONSUMPTION OF WATER WITH LOW LEVELS OF MINERALS IS SAFE.”

“it is common for submarines TO PROVIDE NOTHING BUT PURIFIED WATER FOR MONTHS AT A TIME, all with no reported ill effects.  This was confirmed with separate sources at the David Taylor Research Center in Annapolis, the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and the Navy Environmental Health Center.  Finally, the Surgeon General directed the Navy to address the subject formally in 1972.  The conclusion was that DRINKING DISTILLED WATER IS NOT HARMFUL.”


“There are NO KNOWN DOCUMENTED EXPERIENCES WHICH SHOW that consuming low Total Dissolved Solids water will create ANY LONG-TERM HEALTH EFFECTS.”

“thousands of private wells, as well as numerous small municipal systems in the U.S., produce low Total Dissolved Solids water. NO KNOWN HEALTH EFFECTS OR PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN REPORTED as a result of this widespread practice.”

In a field test in Boulder, Colorado with about 50 families, an experimental, zero discharge water system provided drinking water containing about .05 parts per million TDS. NO ILL HEALTH EFFECTS WERE CAUSED AS A RESULT OF DRINKING THIS WATER.


— Dr. Lee T. Rozelle and Dr. Ronald L. Wathen, M.D., from “CONSUMPTION OF LOW TDS WATER” by THE  WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION


“I am NOT AWARE OF ANY DATA adequate to support the conclusion that water with low levels of minerals is unsafe.”

— Dr. Edward V. Ohanian, Chief of Human Risk Assessment Branch, United States Environmental Protection Agency, from “CONSUMPTION OF LOW TDS WATER” by THE WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION



— Dr. Galal-Gorchev, World Health Organization, from “CONSUMPTION OF LOW TDS WATER” by THE WATER QUALITY ASSOCIATION


When you read the different doctors describe how distilled water melts garbage inside of you, make sure you understand that this translates into real world events. As in, garbage WILL start to pour out of you! It has to come out! But better out than in, right? So this means, you WILL have detox symptoms. And everybody is different as to how they detox, where they detox, and what they detox. It all depends on what YOU have ingested and inhaled your whole life and what routes your body chooses to eject the garbage.

Know that these symptoms are only temporary. They can only last as long as you still have garbage inside of you. You can dial in the speed too. If it’s too much detox for you, back off on the distilled water, eat healthy, consume more raw fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts and seeds and then come back to it again when you feel stronger.

Here is a link to a short audio clip specifically about detox symptoms…

Distilled Water Detox Symptoms

Remember, when they say this is the greatest solvent known to man, THEY’RE NOT KIDDING!!!


(1) The Choice Is Clear

(2) Distilled Water and Health

Capitalism is the Problem

Let’s face it.

Unless you’re part of a small minority of the world’s population, capitalism is the problem.

I know…’ve been told your whole life that capitalism is the best economic system in the world.

But you’ve been told that by either people that don’t understand capitalism or by the small number of people who reap the benefits of a capitalistic economy…..The Capitalists.

It’s time to shed some light on this system, and expose it for what it actually is…..a parasitic economic system that, like all parasites, will ultimately devour its host, which includes the Earth’s resources and the vast majority of people on the Earth.

Markets plus Free Enterprise?

“Most business leaders, mass media, politicians and academics keep defining capitalism, the main economic system in today’s world, as markets plus private (“free”) enterprises. That definition is wrong. Definitions matter more now than ever as people increasingly question, challenge and want to move beyond capitalism.

Consider the 20th century revolutions that overthrew a capitalism they defined as markets plus free enterprises. In Russia and China, they replaced private, free enterprises with socialized (state-owned-and-operated) enterprises and replaced market mechanisms of distribution with central state-planned distribution. They called that “socialism,” thinking they had abolished and gone beyond capitalism. However, their socialism proved unable to sustain itself and mostly reverted back to capitalism.

One reason those revolutions failed to go beyond capitalism was those revolutionaries’ definition of capitalism and socialism. That definition crucially shaped their strategies for and very conceptions of revolutionary social change. Since that definition still shapes debates over and strategies for social change today, it urgently needs to be criticized and set aside.

A Market System?

Because capitalism is so regularly defined as “a market system,” we may consider first the actual non-equivalence of capitalism and markets.

Capitalism became the dominant economic system in England in revolt against feudalism there in the 17th century. Capitalism spread from England to the western European mainland and thereafter to the rest of the world. However, capitalism was neither the first nor the only system to utilize markets as its means of distributing resources and products.

In the slave economic systems that prevailed in various times and places across human history, markets were often the means of distributing resources (including slaves themselves) and the products of slaves’ labor. In the pre Civil War United States, for example, masters sold slaves and cotton produced by slaves in markets.

Thus, the presence of a “market system” does not distinguish capitalism from a slave system.

So…..Whatever distinguishes capitalism from such other systems as slavery and feudalism, markets and free enterprises are not it.

Feudalism and Markets

The same logic applies to feudalism. In many times and places across European feudalism, for example, products of feudal enterprises (called “manors”) were sold in markets to serfs and lords of other manors. During the 20th century, for example, feudal latifundias in Latin America sold their products on world markets. The presence of a “market system” does not distinguish capitalism from feudalism. Even the presence of a particular market – e.g., for wage labor – is no definite marker of capitalism’s presence. Economic history displays various examples of slaves and serfs having some or all of their labor power exchanged in markets for money or other commodities.

Likewise, capitalism has persisted when markets were subordinated to other mechanisms of distribution. For example, during World War 2, ration cards distributed by the US government fundamentally displaced the market system for distributing many goods. Capitalism also can and has coexisted with “unfree” enterprises. In August, 1971, President Nixon took away the freedom of capitalist enterprises to set prices or wages. Capitalism elsewhere has often continued despite markets and enterprise freedoms being variously abrogated or suppressed for differing lengths of time.

What About Competition?

Whatever distinguishes capitalism from such other systems as slavery and feudalism, markets and free enterprises are not it. Nor will competition or the extent of government intervention serve to differentiate capitalism from other systems. The competition among capitalist enterprises had its parallels in competitions among slave plantations, feudal manors, feudal guild workers and so on. Competition varies in its forms and intensities among capitalist enterprises depending on the context and conditions of each industry across time and space. The same is true for competition among non-capitalist enterprises.

Government Intervention

Finally, government intervention into an otherwise “private” sector of the economy has also been a variable feature of all economic systems. In some slave systems, slaves were chiefly privately owned, while in others, states owned and worked many slaves. In Europe, the absolute monarchies toward the end of feudalism were states owning huge numbers of subordinated serfs alongside the privately run feudal manors of such kings’ subjects. Shifting constellations of private versus state production units characterize non-capitalist as well as capitalist systems.

Production, Appropriation and Distribution of Surplus

So then how should we define capitalism to differentiate it from alternative economic systems such as slavery, feudalism and a post-capitalist socialism? The answer is “in terms of the organization of the surplus.” How an economic system organizes the production, appropriation and distribution of its surplus/profit, neatly and clearly differentiates capitalism from other systems.

Under Slavery

In slavery, one group of persons, the slaves that are others’ property, performs the basic productive labor. Slaves use their brains and muscles to transform objects in nature into what masters desire. Masters immediately appropriate their slaves’ total output, but they usually return a portion of that output for the slaves’ consumption. The excess of the slaves’ total output over what they get to consume (plus what replaces inputs used up in production) is the surplus/profit. The masters take that surplus and generally distribute it to others in society (e.g., police and army, church, etc.) who provide the conditions (security, belief systems, etc.) needed for this slave organization of the surplus to persist through time.

Under Feudalism

Feudalism displays a different organization of the surplus. Serfs are not property as slaves are; lords do not immediately and totally appropriate what serfs produce. Instead, serfs and lords enter into personal relationships entailing mutual obligations (in European feudalism: fealty, vassalage, etc.).

In medieval Europe, lords assigned land parcels to serfs, whose labor there yielded outputs. Feudal obligations typically included either 1) serfs’ laboring parts of each week on their assigned plots and keeping the proceeds and laboring other parts of the week on the lord’s retained land, with the lord keeping the product of that labor (“corvée”); or 2) the serf delivering to the lord as “rent” a portion of the product (or its monetary equivalent) from the land assigned to and worked by the serf. Corvée and rent were forms of Europe’s feudal surplus.

Under Capitalism

Capitalism’s organization of the surplus/profit differs from both slavery’s and feudalism’s. The surplus producers in capitalism are neither property (slavery), nor bound by personal relationships (feudal mutual obligations). Instead, the producers in capitalism enter “voluntarily” into contracts with the possessors of material means of production (land and capital). The contracts, usually in money terms, specify 1) how much will be paid by the possessors to buy/employ the producer’s labor power, and 2) the conditions of the producers’ actual labor processes. The contract’s goal is for the producers’ labor to add more value during production than the value paid to the producer. That excess of value added by worker over value paid to worker is the capitalist form of the surplus, or surplus value.

While the capitalist, feudal and slave organizations of the surplus differ as described above, they also share one crucial feature. In each system, the individuals who produce surpluses are not identical to the individuals who appropriate and then distribute those surpluses. Each system shares a basic alienation – of producers from their products – located at the core of production. That alienation provokes parallel class struggles: slaves versus masters, serfs versus lords, and workers versus capitalists/employers.

Marx used the word “exploitation” to focus analytical attention on what capitalism shared with feudalism and slavery, something that capitalist revolutions against slavery and feudalism never overcame.”(1)

In other words, what capitalism shares with slavery and feudalism is that all three are parasitic systems, with capitalism utilizing the most deceptive veneer of freedom.

Under Socialism

“The concept of exploitation serves also to differentiate socialism clearly from capitalism, feudalism and slavery. In a socialism defined in terms of surplus organization, the producers and the appropriators/distributors of the surplus are identical; they are the same people. In such socialist enterprises, the workers collectively appropriate and distribute the surplus they produce. They perform functions parallel to those of boards of directors in capitalist corporations. Such “workers’ self-directed enterprises” (WSDEs) are unlike slave, feudal and/or capitalist enterprises. WSDEs represent the end of exploitation/parasitism.

Under Soviet Socialism

Significant conclusions follow. Soviet socialism from 1917 to 1989 did displace private in favor of social ownership of means of production and markets in favor of central planning. It did not displace the capitalist organization of the surplus in favor of WSDEs; surplus producers and appropriators in state enterprises were not made identical.

Workers produced and others – the USSR’s Council of Ministers and their appointed state officials – appropriated and distributed surpluses generated in state industrial enterprises and on state farms. The Soviet definition of socialism did not focus on the organization of the surplus. Most socialists over the last century, pro- and anti-Soviet alike, used the same definition. In the 19th century, Marx and Engels saw the seizure of state power as a means to transition from capitalism to socialism. In the 20th century, state ownership of the means of production and state central planning became the definition of socialism itself: the end, not just the means. That problematic definition of capitalism and its difference from socialism remains prevalent to this day.

The 20th century’s major experiments to establish socialism would have ended differently had organizers defined capitalism and socialism differently. Their policies might then have replaced not only private with social property and markets with central planning, but also exploitative with nonexploitative organizations of the surplus. As ground-level organizations, WSDEs might have secured a democratic accountability of socialist governments and thereby the survival and development of socialist economies.

Worker Cooperatives

The surplus-focused definitions of capitalism and socialism are available to social movements today as they engage and contest economic systems. Or those movements can stay enmeshed in old, endlessly recycled debates between more (Keynesian and welfare statist) versus less (neoliberal) government intervention in capitalist economies. Will the movements keep limiting their goals to expanded government regulation of, and intervention in, economic systems where capitalist organizations of the surplus continue to prevail?

Or will social movements – increasingly facing a hostile global capitalism – seek alliances with advocates of system change via establishing enterprise democracy through WSDEs? Such political questions become urgent as more people than ever question capitalist globalization and capitalism generally.

Cooperatives of all kinds, including worker cooperatives, have a long complex history. In many parts of the world today, they have carved out an acceptable – on condition of remaining a relatively small – place in otherwise capitalist economies. They rarely confront capitalism as an alternative economic system, likely fearing capitalism’s probable reaction.

Confrontation – putting WSDEs forward as a systemic alternative to capitalism – could take may forms. For example, labor unions could add the establishment of worker coops to their strategies vis-à-vis capital. When employers demand concessions by threatening to close enterprises, move them abroad, etc., unions could refuse and proceed instead to establish workers coops if and when the employers actually abandon enterprises. To take another example, localities could campaign for use of eminent domain to address both unemployment and poverty by organizing and supporting worker coops. The successful Mondragon Cooperative Corporation was born in a poor and unemployment-ravaged part of 1950s Spain. High school, college and university curricula could include both abstract discussions on how the US might do better than capitalism and practical courses for establishing worker coops.

Most important would be if progressive political forces saw gains from allying with, helping to build, and undertaking mass political and ideological support for worker coops. The latter could then provide a crucial communication bridge between the left and the daily struggles of workers in their enterprises, both those still capitalist and those that are WSDEs or becoming so. Workers already in WSDEs and those working for transition to WSDEs could also provide economic and political supports to left political initiatives and campaigns. In return, the left could mobilize for legal and other changes to provide worker coops with the needed legislative framework, capital and markets. Mass political campaigns eventually secured the Small Business Administration for small businesses and various levels of political supports for minority and women-owned businesses. WSDEs could benefit from parallel administrations assisting them.

Eventually, when WSDEs had become widespread enough and an allied left had grown enough, they jointly could offer the American people a real choice never before available. They might choose an economy based on capitalist, top-down hierarchical enterprise organization or one based on WSDEs, or some mixture of both.”(1)

Top 10 Reasons to Hate Capitalism

  • “Capitalist corporations suffer from a personality disorder characterized by enduring antisocial behavior, diminished empathy and remorse, and are rewarded by shareholders for acting that way. If corporations could be sent to a criminal psychologist’s office they’d be diagnosed as psychopaths and locked away forever.

  • Capitalism encourages greed. But greed is only good for capitalists. For normal people it is anti-social and soul destroying, not to mention very bad for our communities, which rely on altruism, compassion and a generalized concern for others.

  • Capitalism is a system of minority privilege and class rule based on the private ownership of means of livelihood. This gives a few rich people the power to buy and sell jobs, which means they can build or destroy entire communities that depend on those jobs.

  • Capitalists praise freedom and individualism, but they destroy freedom and individualism for everyone but themselves. The vast majority of us who work for a living are daily asked to uncritically follow orders, to act as if we are machines, and limit our creativity to what profits our bosses.

  • Capitalists denigrate cooperation and collectivism, but create mass production processes that rely on both from workers. Their system requires us to be cogs in a giant profit-making machine, but because they fear the power this gives us we are told working together for our own interests is illegitimate and bad. Thus capitalists undermine unions and other organizations that encourage workers to cooperate with each other and act collectively.

  • Capitalism requires the largest propaganda system the world has ever known to convince us it is the only system possible. It turns people into consumers through advertising, marketing, entertainment and even so-called news. Millions around the world are employed to use their creativity to twist our feelings of love, desire, human solidarity and fairness into tools of manipulation, so that ever more profits can flow into the hands of a tiny minority.

  • Capitalism is a system in which the principle of one dollar, one vote, dominates that of one person, one vote. Those who own the most shares (bought with their dollars) control giant corporations, many of which are more powerful than all but a few governments. Rich people also use their money to dominate the elections that are supposed to give us all one, equal vote. Under capitalism those with the most money are entitled to the most goods and services as well as the most say in directing our governments and our economy.

  • Capitalism proclaims the virtue of naked self-interest, but self-interest without regard for morality, ecology or common sense leads to environmental degradation, destruction of indigenous communities, colonialism, war and other forms of mass destruction. Self-interest leads capitalists to seek profit absolutely everywhere, regardless of the damage done to other people and the health of the planet’s ecosystem. Self-interest leads capitalists to destroy any rival economic system or way of thinking (such as indigenous communal land use and respect for nature) that can be a barrier to their endless quest for profit.

  • Capitalism is not a friend to democracy but ultimately its enemy. When pushed, capitalists choose capitalism over democracy. If people use democracy to weaken the power of capitalists the rich and powerful turn to various forms of fascism in order to keep their privileges.

  • Capitalism is a cancer taking over our planet. Capitalists make profits from global warming, from destroying our oceans, from pumping ever more chemicals into the atmosphere and from patenting everything they can, including life itself. Only by getting rid of capitalism can we rescue our environment.”(2)

“Capitalists as individuals may or may not be obsessively greedy, but the system of competitive capitalist entitlement compels them to maximize profits. Capital with higher returns gains value; capital with lower returns loses value. Enterprises losing relative value are threatened by takeover, or being broken up and sold off in pieces, or being forced into bankruptcy.

Competition to maximize profits explains why capitalist enterprises cut employment and wages with little or no regard for the effect on working people. It explains why corporations and the wealthy campaign to cut the taxes they pay, and demand cuts to public services and public employment.

The competitive drive to maximize profits and the private ownership of social means of livelihood are at the root of recurring booms and busts. Real capitalism (as opposed to theoretical) is inherently unstable.

Individual enterprises can increase profits by cutting employment and wages, but when enterprises generally cut employment and wages, consumer income falls, markets stagnate and decline, overall profits decline.

Selling shares that are losing value and buying those with higher rates of return can drive stock market booms, but writing off the value of real means of livelihood leads to unemployment and the decline of economies.

Supporters of capitalism look to new technologies to bring economic crises to an end. In the past, periods of decline were transformed into booms by new technologies such as steam-powered industrial machinery, the building of railways, electrification, the shift from coal to petroleum, plastics, mass automobile use and air travel. But the impact of new technology is unpredictable. The latest new technology, computerization, has actually been accompanied by declining real wages, stagnating global markets and lower rates of investment in real means of livelihood.

To revive markets, capitalists rely more on militarism and war. Purchased by governments, military manufacturing does not flood markets and drive down profitability as occurs with additional production of consumer goods. Military production — typically cost-plus and protected from careful public scrutiny — generates higher than average profits.

War or its threat can justify massive government expenditures on research and development, which can give corporations access to profitable new technologies. When war destroys other countries’ means of livelihood, it eliminates competition. It can give victors control of new markets and cheaper sources of supply.

Capitalists may increase their profits, but for most people war is anything but beneficial. For countries invaded and occupied, wars are catastrophes of death and destruction. For countries that have not become battlefields, war means repression, shortages, rising food prices, loss of trade relations, unemployment, conscription, the maiming and death of brothers, sons, daughters.

From the 18th to the middle of the 20th century, war often appeared to benefit people in Europe, North America and the former British dominions. Control of the markets, supplies and surpluses of other countries made it easier for capital in the imperial centers to make concessions to unions and the poor at home.

But now that capitalist property relations have been established in nearly all countries, war can have no net benefits. Since the 1940s every war and occupation, from Korea, to Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti and Libya, have come with costs that far exceeded benefits. Of course most of the costs have been borne by the people who were invaded or occupied, but the U.S. and its allies also suffered unacceptable casualties, faced growing hatred and accumulated trillions in public debt. The only tangible benefit went to capitalists who profited from provisioning the military.

The capitalist drive to maximize profits also explains the externalizing of environmental costs. Capitalism is a system that allows small minorities to profit at the expense of others. Private ownership of what are social means of livelihood allows capitalists to pass the real costs of industry to communities, workers, future generations and other species.

Capitalism began with enclosures, the dispossession of rural populations, the genocidal destruction of indigenous communities, as well as the near total destruction of walrus, sea otters, whales, North American bison and many other species.

Twenty-first century capitalism is a world of private automobiles, sprawling suburbs, planned obsolescence and disposable products. Packaging often costs more than the products. Marketing budgets dwarf research and development. The manic, ever-expanding production and distribution of more commodities, the waste of labor and natural resources are systemic. Financial speculation generates more income than real innovation.

The working class now has the objective capacity to replace capitalism with economic democracy. Wage and salary workers are majorities nearly everywhere, but organized opposition to capitalism is largely non-existent. While we focus on single issues — wage rates, poverty, disparities, racism, sexism, or looming environmental crises — capitalist entitlement, the source of these problems, is left unchallenged.

Working people will remain an incoherent mass so long as we divide ourselves by occupation, industry, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, language, country and mutual competition.

No matter our occupation, our country, or our language, capitalists are in an unrelenting quest to maximize their profits by cutting our pay, employment, social entitlements, our rights to pensions, education and healthcare.

To make matters even worse, capitalists continue to externalize environmental costs, threatening the future of our children and the livability of our planet.

Economic Democracy

But criticizing capitalism is not enough. We need an alternative that will better serve the interests of humankind. That alternative is economic democracy. When economic democracy is seen to be the alternative, we will have no need to look abroad for an already existing system to mimic. We can look within, to the already existing working class. The working class, already doing everything necessary for economic well being, has the capacity to replace capitalism with economic democracy.

Economic democracy means replacing corporate ownership with social ownership, replacing capitalist title with equal human entitlement, and replacing master-servant relations with workplace democracy.

Replacing corporate ownership with social ownership means ownership by our communes — the counties, towns, cities, regions, provinces, states, nations and international communities we live in.

The aim is to bring possession of enterprises as close to local communities as is practical. Residents would replace shareholders as the beneficial owners of enterprises. One person, one vote would replace voting based on the number of shares owned. All levels of governance — towns, cities, regions, states, provinces, federal governments and the international community — would engage in transparent economic planning.

Equal human entitlement means the right of all inhabitants to participate as equals in their communities’ economic decisions. Replacing capitalist title with equal human entitlement would end the priority now given to private profit. Social planning would be motivated by employment opportunities, fair wages, social services and environmentally sustainable industrial activity.

When everyone — including people working in tourism, organic farmers, mushroom pickers, parents, teachers, students, scientists, as well as industrial workers — have an equal vote in their communities’ decisions, environmental concerns will be at the top of the order paper.

With workplace democracy, workers in all occupations — machine operators, maintenance people, administrative workers, engineers and managers — would democratically direct their labor time. Divisions of labor would continue, but hierarchies of power would be brought to an end.

Communities may democratically decide that everyone who works regular hours should be paid the same. Or they may decide that wage differentials are needed to encourage people to further their education and advance their skills. Or they may decide that more dangerous or less agreeable tasks should be better paid. Whichever the choice, disparities will be far narrower than under capitalism.

Owning communities would control the policies and overriding practices of enterprises. They would appoint auditors and the chairs of enterprise boards. Workers in each occupation would elect their supervisors and meet with other occupations to direct day-to-day enterprise affairs. Capitalist control of means of livelihood, and minority rule more generally, would come to an end.

The supporters of master-servant relations will cry: “Who will take charge; without someone to crack the whip, people will goof off; universal laziness will overtake us.” This is a contemptible prejudice against people who actually do the work. Even under capitalism, where most work for the profit of others, people with work experience know that pretending to work is boring, stressful and mind numbing.

Once workers are entitled to participate as equals in their communities’ economic decisions, and entitled to take part in the democratic direction of their labor time, it will be obvious that people are working for their communities and themselves. No longer alienated from their labor time, workers will be committed to the work they have freely chosen to do.

An important part of what the capitalist system does is create the workers it needs. What kind of workers are these? Good consumers who think they’re stupid, only care about themselves, hate unions and are scared of their shadow. Capitalism tries hard to create those kinds of workers.

What kind of workers does economic democracy need? Pretty much the exact opposite of what capitalism needs — smart, thoughtful, creative, environmentalist, caring, willing to stand up for themselves and others. How do we create people like that? Through struggle. A critical part of economic democracy will be creating the people we need to run the system. Marx thought everyone is naturally creative, but that capitalism stunted it. For him a central point of socialism was to unleash people’s creativity and that would only happen through struggle.

With equal human entitlement in an economic democracy, everyone’s needs — food, housing, healthcare, education and basic income — will be met as a social right. Wages will provide additional income. Perhaps some will choose not to work. Why would that be a problem?

Currently, in more prosperous capitalist countries, 30 percent of working-age populations are either unemployed or not in the workforce. When social labor is seen to be a right as well as a responsibility, more people will freely choose to be employed. Social labor will become voluntary social activity.

Capitalism makes it appear that the more we consume, the happier we are. But are we? Consuming has come to be a reward for the daily humiliation, stress and bullying of master-servant relations. Consuming more is beneficial so long as it actually meets our families’ needs. But who really believes that working longer hours to make more money to purchase more disposable, unneeded and unhealthy consumer goods actually improves anyone’s quality of life?

Given the choice, many people would prefer more leisure time. When economies are organized democratically in the interests of human well being, regular working hours are likely to be shortened — perhaps to 24 hours a week, or 1,000 hours a year.

Since communities and workplaces will be directed democratically, we cannot precisely predict what decisions will be made. We can predict that unlike capitalism, which is structured to create disparities, to entitle a few and dis-entitle many, economic democracy will be structured to serve the interests of all.

When everyone has an equal right to participate in their communities’ decisions and in the direction of their social labor, general well being will take precedence. Instead of profits, communities will focus on general well being, on providing each and all with the capacity to develop and advance their skills and opportunities. Social organization will aim to meet individual and social needs, while facing ecological problems directly and transparently.

Capitalists will say that replacing capitalist title with equal human entitlement is just another name for the expropriation of private property. We reply that capital is not legitimate private property. Capital comes from the surpluses generated by social labor. It appears as private property only because capitalist law gives a minority of wealth-holders the right to claim private ownership of the gifts of nature, socially produced assets and the net values produced by social labor.

Capital as it exists today comes from generations of exploitation of human beings and the gifts of nature. Capitalism began with enclosures, the driving of people from lands their ancestors had farmed from time immemorial. More capital was accumulated through the dispossession of indigenous people in the New World and the hunting and enslavement of Africans. Capitalist fortunes were made when imperial rulers in India and China declared lands private property, reducing peasants to landless day laborers. When crops failed they were left to starve as capitalists sold their produce where prices were highest.

Regardless, the supporters of minority entitlement will say: “Capital is legally acquired private property; it is the fruit of the labor of capitalists.” That is rich. Capitalism mocks the right of people to the fruits of their labor. Under capitalism, majorities labor not for themselves, but for the profits of minorities. Those who work hardest get the lowest pay and are provided with the least for their declining years.

Yes, capitalist law recognizes capital as private property. When capitalists make the rules, those rules benefit capital. In economic democracies, legislatures and courts will make and enforce rules that benefit all. The goal is to abolish capitalist minority rule.

The neoconservatives who now dominate public policy nearly everywhere claim that private capital creates jobs and income; without capital invested in jobs, unemployment will rise; everyone will be poorer. But the truth is capitalist investment decisions are made to maximize profits, not to create jobs. To maximize profits, investment goes to labor-saving technologies or to where labor is cheaper.

Economic democracies will have surpluses and savings for investment. These will be held and allocated by community-owned financial institutions. Where proposed investments are uncontroversial, financial institutions and enterprises will bargain terms. Where there are disagreements or doubts, public hearings will be held and decisions will be made democratically. New enterprises that result will be community-owned and operated by the rules of workplace democracy.

Capitalist ideologues claim that without the focus on private profit there is no clear measure of the success of enterprises. Yes, profitability is a clear measure, but one that only benefits a small minority of shareholders. In an economic democracy communities would normally expect enterprises producing for exchange to generate enough revenue to cover costs and more, but the overriding goal will be human well being.

The measure of success of communities’ economic decisions will be based on balances: on balancing employment opportunities with available labor; on balancing imports with exports; on balancing public revenues with needed public services, and on balancing industrial activity with the carrying capacity of environments.

Such social control, capitalists insist, would be the end of free markets. But free markets exist only in the imagination of ideologues. Markets comprised of numerous equal buyers and sellers, where all equally influence supply and demand, and all are equally aware of market conditions, are a myth.

Under capitalism, markets are regulated and manipulated by dominant corporations that control marketing networks, supplies, patents, and spend massively on advertising. For capitalists, markets are free when capitalists unilaterally make the rules, when government regulations that inhibit their control are eliminated and workers are denied the right to bargain collectively. Free trade means the right of transnational corporations to direct international exchange for their private profit.

In an Economic Democracy, changes in supply, demand and prices can assist communities in deciding where to allocate labor and resources. Markets will be regulated democratically and transparently by all levels of governance. The aim will be to provide communities everywhere with access to international markets and supplies, while promoting local markets, local supplies and local employment.

The goal will also be to create new forms of community that break down the self-interest and mutual indifference that characterize capitalist exchange. The goal will be to go beyond the narrow self interest of “I’ll give you this, if you give me that” and “I only care about what I can get from you” to “From each according to their ability to each according to their need.” If we can achieve that, we will also have achieved an end to the alienation that harms us all.

Supporters of capitalism claim that economic democracy will end progress because it is capitalists who innovate. But this is rarely true. Bill Gates did not personally devise the computer operating software that made him one of the richest men in the world; he bought it for a relatively small sum. There is no evidence that capitalists are more likely to be innovators. On the contrary, individuals actually engaged in production processes are more likely to see new opportunities.

Economic democracy will inspire more people to look for innovations that are environmentally sustainable. Judgments as to what innovations are practical will not be made behind closed doors by venture capitalists, but transparently by community-owned financial institutions.

If innovators fail to convince one community, they will have opportunities to pitch their proposals to other communities. Although innovators are unlikely to become fabulously wealthy, they could receive royalties, or be provided with employment more suited to their interests. And they would have the satisfaction of being successful innovators.

The supporters of wide disparities in income claim these are the source of great culture. Without the patronage of the super-rich, the greatest architecture, paintings, sculptures, music and science would not have been produced. Yes, when a tiny minority appropriates the wealth produced by entire communities, they have the means to define culture. But when communities control the surpluses produced by their social labor the arts will no longer be dependent on the patronage or charity of the super rich.

In a system of economic democracy, the arts will flourish. Art will become part of daily living and working. Its aim will be to make life more enjoyable, inspiring and beautiful. Artists will be freed to look at the human condition from distinctive perspectives.

The elitist view that the masses will degrade culture is ridiculous. It is capitalism that has made money the only standard of value. It promotes shallow consumerism. Its culture is fast food chains, cars, action movies, video games, professional sports, commodified sexual relations and the systemic disregard for environmental integrity and beauty.

Skeptics will say: “Why such confidence in the working class? Workers side with their employers on environmental issues. They support militarism and war. More workers probably supported the Tea Party than the Occupy Movement.”

Yes, capitalism encourages short-sighted, mean-spirited, competitive self-interest. It bombards individuals with advertisements designed to convince them that consumption is the essence of existence. It produces the consciousness of the people subjected to capitalist property relations.

Does the working class have the capacity to end capitalism and build economic democracy? The working class is the overwhelming majority and does everything necessary for human well being. This question can be restated. Does humankind have the capacity to end minority rule? Are we doomed to forever being controlled by and in the interests of a tiny minority who are entitled to put their profits ahead of human well being?

People who have spent their lives under capitalism are conditioned to accept the system’s priorities. Economic democracy and movements to construct a world based on cooperation, democracy and equality will transform human consciousness.

As community and workplace mobilizations against capitalism gain momentum, as working-class solidarity deepens and broadens, capitalism will lose the capacity to produce populations in its own image.

As social entitlements expand, as democratic community ownership replaces capitalist title, as workplace democracy replaces master-servant relations, the self-centered competitiveness of capitalism will be replaced with community spirit, human solidarity, respect for nature, and the understanding that individual interest is tied to social and environmental well being. People will come to deliberately, cooperatively and democratically produce their consciousness.

The sycophants of capitalism in universities, the media, churches and advertising, claim that private ownership of capital is the source of individual freedom, democracy and human happiness. We reply that freedom for capitalists means power over others. Capitalists have opposed democratic advances every step of the way.

Despite the daily propaganda to the contrary, capitalism itself has become the greatest barrier to self-expression and creativity. Freeing all to develop their individual capacities requires more than individual will; it requires deliberate social initiatives.

For capitalism, freedom belongs to the wealthy few. It reduces freedom and value to money, to how much one makes, what is most profitable. It warps self-expression and creativity.

Human beings as a species will be freed to develop all their capacities only when basic needs have been made a human right, when all have equal access to employment opportunities, education and healthcare. All will be freed to be fully human only when everyone is entitled to a voice and equal vote in their communities’ social decisions.

Capitalism will maintain its grips on means of livelihood, politics and mass consciousness so long as the working class fails to challenge militarism and war.

Working-class opposition to capitalism is incomplete so long as militarism and war are unchallenged. Armed force remains the foundation of minority rule. The death, destruction and hatreds generated by war become barriers to the international working-class solidarity that is required to end capitalism and build economic democracy. Force used against people abroad can be turned against working people at home.

The countries we live in — our national, regional and local governments — must be our overriding political focus. But limiting solidarity to within nations is dangerously divisive. Nationalism has been used to expand social entitlements. But nationalism is also used to divide workers, to direct the anger of the impoverished, unemployed and marginalized against others — foreign countries, immigrants, ethnic minorities — instead of against the system that is responsible for our common plight.

The power of capital is global. Economic democracy cannot succeed without becoming an international movement. This does not necessarily mean that we must have an international party. It does not mean we must wait for workers in other countries before we can challenge capitalism. But it does mean that we must come to consciously identify with all humankind.

We must look for ways to act in solidarity with working-class struggles elsewhere. Where we take initiatives against capitalism, we must actively look for the broadest support. We must aim to build on working-class campaigns wherever they are.

One important lesson history teaches us is that capitalist property relations are not “natural” or inevitable. Human beings have satisfied their needs in a multitude of ways. Capitalism itself came about by replacing feudalism. The ideologues of feudalism claimed it was eternal and God-given, but it passed into history.

The supporters of capitalism claim it is the “natural” order, the source of everything good: democracy, political freedom and rising living standards. But history makes it clear that the democratic rights we have now were won by common people, by unions, the poor, women, racialized minorities and colonized people. At every step capitalists opposed these movements.

Capitalism is an economic system created by capitalists to suit their interests. Capitalists don’t want markets free from rules. They want markets with rules made by capitalists, free from interference by others. At the beginning of capitalism its main enemy was feudalism, but now it’s democracy.”(3)


(1) Critics of Capitalism Must Include Its Definition

(2) Top Ten Reasons To Hate Capitalism

(3) Workers of the World, It Really Is Time to Unite