Originally published on the main blog on February 3, 2018
The 66-billion dollar merger of Bayer and Monsanto, two of the most evil corporations in the world, each with extensive blood on its hands, will reportedly go forward as planned, closing in early 2018, despite what many see as a clear violation of anti-monopoly/anti-trust laws. The unholy union between pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and GMO (genetically modified organism)-giant Bayer with chemicals and GMO-giant Monsanto will solidify as Saturn and Pluto come together in conjunction in Capricorn. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is in effect from 2019 through 2020 and will be exact at 22 degrees Capricorn on January 12, 2020. We can see these corporations positioning themselves, preparing to use the energy of the merger - under these hardcore astrological markers - to advance their nefarious operations. If approved, the merger would create the largest chemical pesticide/herbicide and GMO corporation in the world.
The merger comes together under transiting Jupiter in Scorpio (October 2017 to November 2018). This indicates a theme of large (Jupiter) mergers (Scorpio) that involve great complexity along with (in this case) a sinister underbelly. The power dynamics and detrimental practises (Scorpio) of these corporations are being exposed under the spotlight-scrutiny of Jupiter transiting Scorpio. Despite flatlining sales and millions of people around the world vehemently and vocally opposing its chemical-ridden, genetic modification of the food supply, Monsanto has said that it "expects to accelerate the growth of products it offers to farmers" via the merger with Bayer. "The synergy coming from the merger is expected to contribute significantly to Monsanto's overall sales, which for the past two quarters have been flat compared to analogous quarters a year prior." (Source: "Monsanto Merger with Bayer Progresses" by Alberto Abaterusso) Here we see a method that keeps many a criminal corporation in business - the "synergistic merger" with another criminal corporation. The planned merger of Bayer with Monsanto follows other recent mega-mergers in the GMO and chemicals game - Dow and DuPont joined forces to form DowDuPont in 2015, and ChemChina merged with Syngenta in 2016. Despite the fact that they are losing - badly - in the court of public opinion, Bayer and Monsanto are using the energy of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn to join forces in an attempt to dominate and control the global seed/food and chemical supply. In a fit of PR-spin hilarity, Bayer's CEO has said that Monsanto's bad reputation poses a 'major challenge' as the merger proceeds. "'Monsanto’s image does of course represent a major challenge for us, and it’s not an aspect I wish to play down,' Werner Baumann told shareholders at Bayer’s annual general meeting." The general meeting where Baumann lamented the bad rep of its new bedfellow occurred on April 28, 2017 under stationing Pluto in Capricorn, amidst major protest from those opposed to Bayer's own practises, as well as the "merger from hell" with Monsanto. Article from April 13, 2017: Pluto Stationing Retrograde in Capricorn: From Millions Against Monsanto to Billions Against Bayer Bitchute video: Billions Against Bayer-Monsanto April 28, 2017 and Continued Recovery From Bayer's Antibiotic Cipro The hilarious part, of course, is that Bayer's crimes against humanity easily match - and likely top - Monsanto's. From its production of chlorine gases for use in the trenches of World War I to its Nazi roots experimenting on people in concentration camps as part of IG Farben, Bayer Corporation has caused the murder and injury of millions upon millions of people in its quest for profit and market domination, and that practise continues to this day. Human lives and well-being mean literally nothing to Bayer Corporation in the face of cold, hard cash flow. In recent decades, Bayer has knowingly allowed the murder and debilitation of millions of people by leaving its dangerous new wave pharmaceuticals on the market without adequate warning or restriction. For decades, Bayer's executives and Board of Directors have ignored the cries, screams, and begging of its victims, describing horrific long-term and sometimes permanent side effects caused by its drugs. Bayer Corporation has promoted and advertised and PR-ed its products to death, pouring billions of dollars into its marketing machine. Bayer has "pushed its brand" to the point that its dangerous drugs have been widely prescribed by brainwashed physicians in place of much safer alternatives, already well-established on the market. Over the course of its illustrious existence, Bayer Corporation has caused and knowingly allowed the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. It has caused and knowingly allowed the debilitation and disabling of millions. There are millions of people living in a state of chronic pain and suffering today because of the intentional criminal misdeeds of Bayer Corporation. The people suffering are both direct victims of Bayer and the loved ones of Bayer's victims. If an individual had caused this much pain and suffering to others, he or she would most certainly be locked up for life and then bankrupted paying restitution to the victims and families of victims. So Bayer has the blood of hundreds of thousands of people on its hands. Let that sink in for a moment. Bayer has attacked and assaulted millions of people with its dangerous pharmaceuticals. It has pushed for market domination with drugs that should have been severely limited in their prescription and usage, if they even should have been allowed on the market at all. It's like author Chuck Palahniuk told us in his 1996 novel Fight Club (which was then turned into a fabulous 1999 film that had a pretty profound effect on me): If the class action lawsuits from a faulty or deadly product will cost a corporation less than the cost of recalling the product, the corporation does not do the recall. In other words, the corporation knowingly keeps a faulty or dangerous product on the market and continues selling it with the knowledge that people will be killed, maimed, injured, or debilitated by that product. In the case of Fight Club, the character was describing the corporate policies of vehicle manufacturers, but this policy has been adopted by most large corporations as we teeter at the brink of planetary destruction under the rule of a Pluto in Capricorn-era Corporatocracy-Run-Amok. It's a common story these days in most corporate industries, but it never gets any less chilling when you put it down in black-and-white. The truth is, there is no real purpose for many of Bayer's drugs, other than to be hyped-up, flash-in-the-pans that make Bayer billions in profit before the inevitable Black Box warnings, class action lawsuits, and finally, governmental restrictions (which should have been there in the first place, before the drugs were even let onto the market) catch up to it, forcing the drug's limitation or discontinuation. The fluoroquinolone antibiotic that poisoned me eight years ago, Ciprofloxacin, was originally manufactured in 1987. That's 30 years of people screaming about the side effects. That's 30 years of people reporting these reactions to authorities and physicians and having nothing done about it. That's 30 years of death, 30 years of chronic pain, 30 years of chronic debilitation caused by these drugs, most often unnecessarily prescribed. It was in just 2016, with almost 30 years of unheeded cries, ignored pain, and denied deaths in their wake, that the labels on fluoroquinolone antibiotics were finally, finally changed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States and Health Canada in Canada. The labels now state what their victims know all too well - that fluoroquinolones should never be prescribed as first-line antibiotics for minor infections due to the severe potential side effects, which can be permanent. But these drugs have been prescribed just like that - as first-line antibiotics for minor infections - for more than 30 years now, and that practise continues to this day despite the strengthened warnings. Just before these long-overdue warnings were placed on the drugs, they were the most widely-prescribed antibiotics in the world. Twenty-six million Americans alone were being prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics every year, most for minor infections. Independent researchers combed the FDA’s data over the course of 10 years. They found 80,000 adverse drug reactions possibly associated with Levaquin and generic levofloxacin, including 1,000 deaths. For Cipro and generic ciprofloxacin, the total was 79,000 adverse events including 1,700 deaths. (Source: "Canada Expands Fluoroquinolone Warning" by Michelle Llamas) Since it is estimated that only between 1% and 10% of adverse drug reactions are reported to authorities, this means that in a 10-year span alone, Cipro has most likely caused the deaths of tens of thousands of people and the pain, injury, or debilitation of more than one million.
We must then consider that Cipro has been on the market for 30 years and has been utilized all over the world, not just in the United States. Cipro is just one of many brands of fluoroquinolone antibiotic, so we can estimate that the deaths caused by the reckless manufacturing, promotion, and prescription of fluoroquinolone antibiotics in general has caused hundreds of thousands of fatalities (including suicides) and millions of injuries, many permanent.
Just a sampling of other deadly/debilitating drugs Bayer has left on the market without warning to reap maximum cash:
This is another Bayer drug, more dangerous than older versions of the pill, that was advertised and promoted and pushed to the point of market domination. Released in 2006, it is currently the best-selling birth control pill in the United States. Yaz (sold as Yasmin in Canada) has caused organ damage, stroke, heart attack, liver tumours, gallbladder disease, blood clots, inflammatory bowel disease, and other severe health damage in women who took it. Over 20,000 lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. alone, and only very particular cases make it to the lawsuit stage. This means there are likely hundreds of thousands of people with severe health damage because of Yaz/Yasmin and thousands dead.
Metal Essure birth control coils were designed to be implanted in the Fallopian tubes to inhibit pregnancy. (Very creepy.) The coils quickly caused health damage in women, including excessive pain and bleeding, headaches, fatigue, coil migration and perforation of organs, severe nickel allergy reactions, ectopic pregnancies, and deaths. Many women had to have hysterectomies in order to remove the coils. "Between November 2002 and May 2015, more than 5,000 adverse event reports involving Essure complications were reported to federal regulators." Again, since a high-end estimate is that only between 1% and 10% of adverse reactions are reported to bureaucratic channels, there are most likely tens or hundreds of thousands of women with devastated health because of this dangerous birth control method that Bayer has knowingly left on the market to reap destruction on women's bodies and health for its own profit.
This bleeding inhibitor drug was kept on the market for 14 years, heavily marketed by Bayer (as usual) to dominate the market. At its peak, Trasylol was being used in one-third of all cardiac bypass operations in the United States. (Source: "One Thousand Lives a Month" by Scott Pelley) As early as 2006, a study showed widespread deaths associated with the use of Trasylol. Yet it took two more years, until 2008, for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take the drug off the market. (By then, of course, Bayer had already made its heaps of cash.) One researcher estimates that Trasylol was contributing to the deaths of 1,000 people per month at its peak usage. So in that two-year period alone between 2006 and 2008, Trasylol killed an estimated 22,000 people, all while Bayer and the FDA were aware of the problems. Bayer, of course, would have been (or at the very least, should have been) aware of the problems much earlier. Over the course of its 14-year run, the drug likely caused the deaths of more than a hundred thousand people, all while Bayer kept the pedal to the metal as far as promoting the drug in an attempt at market domination.
This is another case of sheer insanity in the pharmaceuticals industry and in the criminally-negligent governmental regulatory agencies. Bayer's blood thinning drug Xarelto was released in 2011 as a replacement for Warfarin, an already well-established blood thinner. Unlike Warfarin, however, there is no antidote for Xarelto to stop people from excessively bleeding. Despite this, Bayer (and evil counterpart Johnson&Johnson, "The Baby Company!") have continued to aggressively market the drug. Thousands of people have died from excessive bleeding/hemorrhaging related to Xarelto and tens or hundreds of thousands have been left with serious health damage. "Some estimates suggest that by 2018, Xarelto may be among the top 20 best selling drugs in the world, with sales expected to reach $3.7 billion. Reports suggest that as use of the drug continues to increase, more and more people are suffering severe hemorrhages and bleeding events from side effects of Xarelto. In many cases, doctors are unable to control this bleeding, which has left thousands of users with severe and often fatal injuries."
As extensively covered on the main blog, Bayer's fluoroquinolone antibiotics Cipro and Avelox have killed tens of thousands of people (at least) and have permanently debilitated more than a million. I'm one of these people, one of these statistics. Bayer is facing class action lawsuits from the victims and the loved ones of victims of all these drugs (and more), but we're back to that formula described to us in Fight Club: Bayer pays out billions of dollars in class action lawsuits, but it makes hundreds of billions in profit selling these dirty drugs. So Bayer will knowingly leave these drugs on the market (with lax governmental regulatory agencies in their back pockets). It will pour billions of dollars into advertising, creating buzz for their unnecessary drugs until the brand names are seared into the brains of physicians and pharmacists and they are prescribed instead of the older, safer, tried-and-true alternatives. Bayer will continue to rake in the profits for knowingly allowing the death, pain, and debilitation of millions of precious human beings. I'm not sure how the Bayer executives and Board of Directors are still walking free... But this is the case with hundreds of thousands of corporate criminals, committing heinous crimes against humanity, against animals, and against the environment. In late January 2018, it was announced that New York state, along with hundreds of towns and cities, were suing Purdue Pharma, makers of OxyContin, the most popular opioid painkiller in the world. The lawsuits claim that Purdue recklessly produced and distributed opioids, flooding the market with the horrifically addictive drugs without adequate warning or restriction. Opioids like OxyContin are causing an epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths in the United States and beyond. In the same month, it was announced that three Indian bands in North and South Dakota are suing Purdue along with many other opioid manufacturers, claiming the addiction risks related to the drugs were concealed by manufacturers. Opioids have wreaked havoc in many native communities. They have also wreaked havoc in the U.S. state of Kentucky, which is suing McKesson Corp. for unfair and deceptive business practises. The State of Kentucky says McKesson has flooded rural counties with opioids since 2010. As sick as it is, lawsuits are almost always required to force change with corporate criminals such as these and with the "looking-the-other-way" governmental regulatory agencies. But many, many people will continue to be injured and killed as these cases make their snail's-pace way through the legal system... Don't get me wrong - genetic modification of the seed and food supply is horrendous. I've done extensive anti-GMO work for many years now, particularly around Monsanto's GM alfalfa. But poisoning our food and poisoning our medicine are two sides of the same coin. In order to create the public awareness and momentum needed for a force of effective global resistance to Bayer-Monsanto, we must open the discourse to include all the nefarious activities and products of these corporations, bringing activists and concerned people together in common cause. The people need a mega-merger of our own under Saturn-Pluto in Capricorn with transiting Jupiter in Scorpio:
Anti-GMO and chemical herbicide/pesticide activists + pharmaceuticals vigilance activists + anti-monopoly activists + anyone at all concerned about the practises of corporate criminals such as these.
Stop Bayer-Monsanto: from Millions Against Monsanto to Billions Against Bayer Please boycott Bayer and Monsanto products, and research the effects of all pharmaceuticals before you take them.