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GENETICALLY MODIFIED HUMAN BABIES: EARLY REPORTS OF ...

July 22, 2012 By Joseph P. Farrell

Both alchemy and transhumanism aim for the transformation of mankind. There, perhaps, all resemblance ends (though, as my co-author Scott D. de Hart and I point out in the forthcoming Transhumanism book, there is more of alchemy in it than one might at first suspect). The resemblance ends because in its most basic sense, esoteric alchemy (the alchemy that aims at the inward transformation of mankind), is precisely esoteric, it is largely a spiritual discipline, perhaps one might even say an ascetic discipline (though in many ways that stretches the term), whereas transhumanism is concerned with the transformation of man by literally tinkering with humanity as if it were Legos and Tinker Toys.

Back when I wrote Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men, the idea occurred to me that, under the requirements of American patent law, a genetically modified human being - whether engineered in ancient or modern times -  might be considered to be a patentable thing, and could come to be viewed so much intellectual property. Well, while this story is old - and I have even mentioned it before - I want to draw your attention to it again, but for a different reason:

Dozens of Genetically Modified Babies Already Born - How Will They Alter Human Species?

Now, let's pause here and and do some "worst case scenario" analysis, and suppose that these babies were, let's say, engineered in the laboratory of Duponzanto's newest department of research, the Department of Human Agro-bots, to be, let's say, dumbed down patentable farm hands to harvest Duponzanto's genetically modified seeds. And let us assume that Duponzanto pursues the same draconian policies vis-a-vis these genetically engineered humans (assuming that they manage to fix those little autistic "bugs" mentioned in the article above), as Duponzanto pursues with its genetically modified "seeds" for its genetically modified "food" craps....er....crops.

We can then expect that Duponzanto will go to poor nations, introduce its seeds, and require that the farmers buying said seeds (doubtless with an IMF loan), sign agreements to the effect that they will only rent Duponzanto Farm Laborers. Now, we know what has happened to farmers who, not having bought Duponzanto's dubious products, nevertheless get hauled off to court and sued....why? Because some Duponzanto goon has secretly been spying on his fields, which lie next to his neighbor's fields, and his neighbor has bought and planted Duponzanto's seeds, which get eaten by birds, and dropped in the original farmer's fields, where the seeds sprout and grow ... thus, by a sheer act of nature, the farmer, who did not want Duponzanto's wretched product, is in breach of Duponzanto's licensing agreement. Well...

....now apply this to the farmer's daughter, who, seeing the studly genetically engineered, flawless, sculpted body of the Duponzanto farm hand plowing the furrows with Duponzanto's seeds (no metaphorical punning intended here folks), and...well, the next thing you know, the farmer's daughter and the Duponzanto engineered farmhand are having offspring, which carry the genetically modified, and patented DNA....

Well...gee, thank goodness we have people like Bill Gates and the Duke of Windsor to protect us from a world prospectively overpopulated by Duponzanto farmhands...right?  Unless, of course, they mean to get rid of what they can't patent, and therefore own, so that they can replace it with the dumbed-down, docile, products of their cororate laboratories....

A final note: isn't it interesting that the gods, from Mayan Meso-America to Babylonian Mesopotamia, always mentioned that even their human creation was just too smart for their (the gods') own good....best to go down there, wipe them out, or tinker some more with them....

The game hasn't changed in millennia folks.

See you on the flip side.