the Health Ranger
April 01, 2010
from NaturalNews Website
This absurdity has occurred due to
bizarre operations of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office which has
handed corporations intellectual property monopolies over everything
ranging from human genes to animals and seeds.
Monsanto's "ownership" of
genetically modified seed crops, for example, was only made possible
by the patent office's willingness to grant the corporation
intellectual property ownership over seeds.
In 2007, for example, I wrote an article
Greed, Intellectual Property Laws and the Destruction of Human
Civilization" in which I argued that the granting of such
patents is a threat to not just human freedom but also the future of
life on earth.
This may sound patently absurd, if
you'll excuse the expression, but it is precisely what has been held
as true under current U.S. patent law.
These are the genes used by many doctors
to attempt to predict breast cancer risk. Of course, the very idea
that genes alone can determine your cancer risk is provably false,
but that's another story altogether. For the point of this story,
just keep in mind that lots of women have their DNA tested for the
presence of these BRCA genes in order to (they think) determine
their breast cancer risk.
The ACLU argued (quite correctly, in my
view) that human genes are products of nature and should never be
owned by Man.
Striking back at biotech
Biotech companies have been ramping up
research on gene-based diseases for a decade or more, hoping to cash
in on the genetic monopolies that would guarantee them profits for
all sorts of human diseases that they could tie to "genetic
Because your genes have already
determined what diseases you'll get, the only thing you can do is
take their patented chemicals that target those genes or their
symptoms. Merely being screened for these "diseases" earns these
corporations a royalty, by the way, since they owns the patents on
the genes themselves.
They are now concerned that they won't
be able to attract investors to develop more gene-targeted
"therapies" (yeah, right) because they will no longer be granted
patent monopolies through which they can make obscene profits by
scaring patients into expensive gene therapies.
They believe that they alone have the
right to monopolize your genes, your seeds, your food and your
medicine. Anything that they don't control and profit from is
attacked or destroyed.
The FDA's pharma-inspired attacks on
nutritional products is a great example of this monopoly
profiteering in action. It's the same story with Monsanto's legal
assaults on farmers who refuse to plant genetically modified seeds.
Making a baby, after all, does involve
copying your genes, you pirate!
If that sounds like Monsanto's corporate
motto, that's because
is the perfect example of a company that literally seeks
to control the entire world and everything in it, and if they
can exploit U.S. patent law to assert that control over the people,
they will almost certainly take every opportunity to do so.
have people, money, lobbyists and lots of power. But corporations do
not have morals or ethics or human compassion. Corporations are
granted all of the rights of the People (free speech rights, for
example) and yet they have none of the compassions or sensibilities
of people. Corporations consistently endanger and even sacrifice
human lives in order to maximize their profits.
The list of corporate crimes against humanity is far too long to cover right here, but if you want a good overview of the situation, pick up some books by author John Perkins who wrote Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.
I recently interviewed John Perkins by phone and will be posting that here on NaturalNews in the near future.
Watch this interview with John Perkins:
The important point here is simply this:
That's what corporations do:
This simple truth is, in fact, the entire point of having a corporation in the first place:
So if patent law grants monopolies over
human genes, then it's only a matter of time before corporations
will exploit that to own and dominate human reproduction involving
If these intellectual property monopolies are
allowed to stand, they will only grow ever more powerful and
dangerous to the freedoms of populations around the world. If they
are not struck down, these corporate monopolies will inevitably
result in the outright enslavement of humankind to the corporatocracy - a situation that many would agree we are
dangerously close to right now.
You can bet that behind closed
doors, judge Sweet is right now being pressured and perhaps even
threatened if he does not reverse his decision. Or members of a
higher court are being lobbied to overturn it for him.
Individual freedom has no value whatsoever in the
eyes of these corporations, especially if it interferes with their
profits. So send some good vibes over to judge Sweet and ask that he
be protected right now for having the courage to boldly state the
obvious: Corporations should not own human genes!
Their very future depends on dominating humankind through
legal monopolies known as patents, and anyone who threatens that
profit model will be targeted by the biotech industry in more ways