It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I’m sharing the passing of Stanley Becker, one in every of our prime commenters and a long-standing icon on Mercola.com. Since becoming a member of the positioning November 12, 2012, Stanley contributed 14,724 posts, making many associates and incomes devoted followers alongside the best way.
Making a mean of 4 posts each day, the tens of millions of supportive phrases Stanley shared resonated with the Mercola.com group, members of which described him as “a lightweight” and “a treasure.” His contributions to the group can be vastly missed however not forgotten.
An Avid Reader and Scholar of Life
Upon becoming a member of the positioning in 2012, Stanley’s transient autobiography particulars his love for studying and thirst for studying as he trialed totally different strategies of consuming in the hunt for good well being and wellness:
“I’m at this second studying Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time — this tough guide has stared again at me from my bookshelf since 1973 39 years of stark and responsible attraction — I attempted to learn it earlier than however it’s model was inpenetrable — however now after a lifetime of inauspicious studying it appears fairly droll in a faintly summary manner — so far as meals is worried —
I’ve adopted many well being pioneers resembling Nathan Pritikin within the late 1970’s, early 1980’s — he carried an introductory imprimatur type Dr. Dennis Burkitt who was influential [owing to my admiration of his science], in my choice to decide to the Pritikin eating regimen —
like most devotees the fixed starvation of a fats free regime turned untenable however Pritikin was an incredible educationalist and most of the dietary concepts which have gained ascendancy as we speak emanate from him —
years later I studied Barry Sears “zone” Food plan after which I moved on to the Okinawan concept of vitamin — as we speak I’m within the Paleo theories — that about sums it up — my understanding of meals is that like air and water I’m tethered to the solar for whom I exist — my understanding of this existence is restricted by the possibilties that my continued existence makes accessible —
I strive my greatest to stay alert to the possibilties as they current themselves by maximising what consciousness enters my being and gives itself to me – in the end this state of being is non secular and humble in its closest approximation in describing it to others.”
In a 2015 replace, Stanley wrote, “I’ve learn many extra books since this date and extra importantly am three years older — presumably wiser and hopefully more healthy.” A “remaining notice” posted in 2016 detailed his continued dedication to the Mercola.com group, which continued for years thereafter:
“FINAL NOTE: — I joined the Mercola web site on the 12 of November 2012 — I contributed 5000 posts in a interval of three years and 9 months — 45 months — 1350 days — a mean of 4 posts each day — over half 1,000,000 phrases — all my phrases had been in help of Dr Mercola and his web site — the day as we speak is Wednesday the third of July within the yr 2016 —
Greetings to all these associates and associates I’ve made by contributing to this web site — thanks all — and thanks Dr Mercola.”
In Honor and Memoriam of Stanley Becker
Might 24, 2022, member Poiesis first shared the information of Stanley’s passing, writing:1
“Expensive Mercolans ~ i’m unhappy to inform that beloved Stanley Becker handed away on the weekend; he was an avid devotee of JM and took immense pleasure in making use of his magnicent thoughts information humour perception + ire to this web site … might his soul be free, lovely + glad ~ please say kaddish for him x amen x.”
Many had already begun to surprise about his absence of feedback, and tributes poured in after the announcement. Otis101 stated, “I at all times discovered Stan as one with mental knowledge, realized within the classics, frequent sense and a fighter for what he believed in. Stan and I at all times got here out in unison with the struggle in opposition to Monsanto and their CRAAP. Chemically Reprocessed Animals And Vegetation. Fly softly and excessive Stan.”
Rrealrose added, “Sensed one thing occurred as Stan … by no means missed an opportunity to remark! … Stan was largely on-target, almost on a regular basis. Actually a treasure …,” and Brianallen1 stated, “I’m undoubtedly going to overlook Stanley’s perception and wit.” All through the positioning, it was clear that Stanley had made a mark on many individuals’s lives through his common contributions, and the tributes proceed:
The7360 — “Stanley Becker handed. He will certainly be missed. I at all times loved studying what he needed to say. He undoubtedly impressed me to analysis extra and have a look at the issues extra intently. I’ll undoubtedly miss him and hope that his household is coping. My prayers exit to his household. I actually preferred him.”
Ttwdem — “Thanks for letting us know. Condolences to his family members. Though I by no means met him, I loved his feedback very a lot, and had been questioning currently if he was alright. I’ll really miss him. He put a smile on my face numerous occasions.”
Brodiebrock12 — “Oh NO…not Stan. Such a lightweight he was and IS! Ideas and prayers. God pace Stan you’re certainly FREE!”
Prune unit — “Stanley was one in every of my favourite very long time posters. Very sorry to listen to this.”
42ndenigma — “By no means engaged immediately with Stanley however vastly loved his clever, insightful, even argumentative feedback. At all times imparting information. He can be vastly missed.”
Cabochon — “Stan was an incredible music lover and we exchanged one or two posts on the topic. He despatched me hyperlinks sometimes to songs that had impressed him and stated that he loved my “lyrical abstractions” or occasional flights of fancy in my posts.
He was at coronary heart a delicate soul and can be vastly missed. Would that this world had extra personalities like him. Odd how one can decide up traces of character even by way of phrases on a web page: — “You admire the finer issues in life, Stan. Someway I doubt these can be a characteristic of life within the New World Order.
Thanks for the Hendrix tune which evokes hope that the globalist agenda constructed on lies and false foundations like castles on shifting sands will slip into the ocean on the subsequent flip of the tide.” The “thinker of tune” he admired was Jimi Hendrix, whose poem “Castles within the Sand” was an applicable instance — concepts primarily based on false foundations will slip into the ocean finally … A vivid mild gone to a greater place.”
Cbr3583 — “That’s horrible information. Stanley’s feedback had been the one feedback that I at all times made certain to learn after studying a JM article. Studying the JM articles won’t ever be as enlightening or entertaining as they’ve been with Stanley. Thanks Stanley to your contributions to our lives.”
Getsmarts — “Oh, no; I am so unhappy to listen to this information! Thanks a lot, poiesis, for sharing this unhappy information with us, so that we are going to know why he is now not leaving feedback; we’ve at all times loved studying his feedback right here on Dr. Mercola’s web site for thus a few years!”
Jharris2020 — “That is completely horrible information!!!! I believed it was unusual that Stan wasn’t commenting just lately. It is a unhappy day for us all however particularly his household. He was an exquisite man and can be missed by us all, I am certain.”
Jdrose199 — “So very sorry to see that Stanley has handed. He can be in greener fields. My ideas and prayers to his household.”
Thanks, Stanley, to your years of contributions and friendship. Your phrases won’t be forgotten.