Fluoride Action Network

A Symphony of a Thousand

Fluoride Action Network | Bulletin | April 5, 2018

What piece of music will you play when we end fluoridation? Paul discusses his choice below, but before we get to that, here is an update on our fundraiser for our TSCA lawsuit to force EPA to end water fluoridation.

As of April 4, we have raised $41,775 from 250 supporters. Our goals are to raise $75,000 by May 31 to receive pledges that will triple it to $225,00. The second goal is to get 1,000 donors. Any donation makes you part of our team to end fluoridation.

Help us make that team a thousand strong.

How to donate

  • Online at our secure server.
  • Or by Check, payable to the Fluoride Action Network. Send your check to:
    Fluoride Action Network
    c/o Connett
    104 Walnut Street
    Binghamton NY 13905

A Symphony of a Thousand

In the 1960s while teaching chemistry in Surrey, England, I and a few colleagues traveled up to London and went to concert at the Royal Albert Hall. It wasn’t any old concert – in fact it turned out to be the most exciting classical music concert I had heard up to that point – or in the many years since. It was a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony number 8, otherwise known as the Symphony of a Thousand. It featured eight vocal soloists, the four training orchestras in London, several choirs and the organ – all conducted by Sir Adrian Boult.

For Mahler this was a gigantic acclamation of faith and love. The range of sound was amazing: it went from a single flute to all four choirs, soloists and orchestra blazing away. I sat in the third level in the balcony. It felt like being in a massive centrifuge with the sound pushing me back in my seat. As we approached the end of the finale the sound got louder and louder, and being pushed so far back in my seat became almost frightening – and just as I thought it couldn’t get any louder the massive organ came in. There are many video versions of this available online but the one that comes closest to that unforgettable experience in 1960’s is a version at the Albert Hall from 2010 (see it HERE–fast forward using the cursor to 1-hour and 12 minutes to get to the last ten minutes).

So when we beat fluoridation I will open up my windows, put a recording of this symphony on the turntable and blast the finale out to the world in order to say thank you to all our supporters who achieved this “impossible” victory.

Meanwhile, we can get a mini-version of that victory by getting 1,000 supporters to donate to support the lawsuit that could give us an amazing mini-victory. Any donation – large or small – will make you a part of that magnificent sound of 1000 supporters cheering. After you have made that donation please email us and tell us what music you will play when we win.

If you can’t think of anything then try this  great anti-fluoridation song by Alex Wilson.

Thank you for reading. Thank you for donating.

Paul Connett, PhD.
Executive Director

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