This is a story to put a scowl on your face, for the "deal" I blogged about a few weeks ago about the "merger" of Mon(ster)santo and the big German chemical firm of Bayer, which along with Hoechst and BASF was a component company to the old IG Farben cartel. Well, to be truthful, it wasn't so old, for as I pointed out in The Nazi INternational the cartel was only finally completely liquidated in 2003. As we know, the component companies live on, and one of them, Bayer, is up to its old tricks, targeting the notorious American GMO Mons(ster)santo for a merger. Well, that deal is now inked, and we're watching the birth of a new creature: Monster-IG Farbensanto. So many people noticed this story that it would be impossible to thank them all, but here's the stories:
Now, as the previous article notes, the legal firm assisting with this largest cash buyout in history - yes, Bayer had that much money on hand - was Sullivan and Cromwell.
There's also this little tidbit(shared by Ms. C.M.):
Ok, so now Bayer, a founding corporate member of the old IG Farben cartel, has bought Mon(ster)santo, which in turn had bought the Blackwater mercenary group, and which helped the USA drop tons of Agent Orange on Vietnam - and oh, by the way, for those of you who haven't read Hidden Finance, Rogue Networks, and Secret Sorcery, the Carl Duisberg Society helped sponsor Mohammad Atta to Germany. Who's Carl Duisberg? He was the former head of Bayer during and after World War One who helped found the IG Farben cartel. And... one more thing, let's not forget under all these new "free trade" agreements, it will be virtually impossible for anyone to sue a company for just about anything, and virtually impossible for anyone to write anything without violating their twisted understanding of copyright.
Bayer, Mon(ster)santo, Blackwater mercenaries.
What could possibly go wrong?
There's a pattern here that disturbs (well, actually, several patterns), not the least of which is Bayer's position not only as a major pharmaceutical firm, but also as a major agribusiness company, now acquiring yet another notorious company, with notorious methods for dealing with farmers, and which owns a notorious mercenary "security" firm. This is a corporate move to consolidate control of medicine, pharmaceuticals, and agribusiness in one big happy Reich... er, one big happy cartel. Then we have the 1942 IG Farben-sponsored plan for a postwar European federation which I wrote about in The Third Way: The Nazi International, European Union, and Corporate Fascism. In the 1942 Farben-Nazi study, a European federation was urged, based on a currency union coupled to exchange rates pegged to the Reichsmark, which in turn Germany could dominate. Of course, the old European Exchange Rate Mechanism that led to the creation of the euro was precisely such a scheme. And Germany certainly dominates the EU. What's interesting is that in the 1942 Farben study, such a German-dominated European federation was called a "Grossraumkartel," a large space cartel. In other words, Europe was to be transformed into a borderless playground upon which large German "multinationals" and cartels could play. And let's not forget the Nazi connection to and support of radical Islamic groups.
What could possibly go wrong?
There's nothing to see here. Let's just shuffle along to tomorrow's blog.
See you on the flip side.