NOW YOU’RE A DRUG…March 6, 2012
Yesterday I blogged about the implications of a recent court decision involving Monsanto and some organic farmers who had brought suit against the company to protect their fields from contamination with its "products". There, I intimated that the logical end result of recent trends in American "jurisprudence" (and I almost gagged by glorifying the corruption of the system with that term) would be to gradually and inexorably transform the human being itself into a commodity subject to regulation by the federal bureaucracy. Well, surprise surprise, it's already happened. According to the following article, the Food and Drug (Mis)Administration has declared your stem cells a drug, and subject to federal regulation:
Note that the interstate commerce clause is, once again, predictably the camel's nose in the door to the ability to regulate your body. But now note this statement:
"The Centeno-Schultz Medical Clinic takes your blood and bone marrow, puts it into a centrifuge machine that separates the stem cells, and cultures it to get more cells before a doctor puts them back in your body to repair damaged tissue. The FDA states that when the stem cells are cultured, they become FDA-regulated drugs. The clinic has argued numerous times that stem cells aren’t drugs because they are components of the patient’s bone marrow from his or her own body.
"The FDA says otherwise: Stem cells, like other medical products that are intended to treat, cure, or prevent 'disease, generally require FDA approval before they can be marketed. At this time, there are no licensed stem cell treatments.' There they go again, saying that components of your body are drugs and they have the authority to regulate them! It’s the only way the agency can claim that adult stem cell therapy is within FDA’s purview."
Now let's add to this mix the sort of logic used by agribusiness companies trying to protect their patents on their tinkered-with seeds: they have argued, and even sued, farmers for illegally planting seeds in their fields, when such seeds have either been blown onto their fields or dropped in bird droppings. The intent of the logic is clear: whether one willfully plants such seeds, or whether they simply land on one's field through natural processes, the modified environment allows the corporations to sue the farmer who had no intention of planting their modified seeds.
Now let's adapt that argument: suppose, through eating their swill, genetic mutations are introduced into a person and/or their offspring that otherwise would not have occurred. By the FDA's logic, you would become a drug, subject to regulation, and by the corporations' logic, intellectual property... The new technologies, in other words, are being used as the occasion for legal power grabs over the individual sovereign person, and to reduce them to a new form of serfdom to the federal hydra and its corporate masters. And as Dr. de Hart and I point out in our upcoming book, Transhumanism: A Grimoire , this isn't even half of the alchemical transformations that are being planned. But in this case, it is the legal fiction of the law that is being used for the alchemy...