If you smell smoke you may become curious and investigate, following that investigation if you discover you are in the midst of a fire you undoubtedly will flee unless you’re a firefighter.
But there’s more than smoke, albeit there is a lot of smoke and mirrors when it comes to unbridled greed.
Greed – the motivation of corporate entities from Monsanto, Merck, Glaxo SmithKline, to Wall Street and the fossil fuel behemoths.
Greed that is willing to make guinea pigs of human beings in diverse and off the beaten track locations – uniformed human beings lacking the wherewithal to pursue justice.
One such example is what has taken place in India, but the name India could just as well be Africa or any other country where poverty is a way of life for a great many people.
Couple this poverty with a lack of representation and people easily become prey in the interests of greed, and it really doesn’t matter whether it is about resources or the “testing” of vaccines.
I’m not one of those anti every vaccine people, the efficacy of some vaccines has been amply demonstrated and some consideration should be given to the reality that different people will react differently to variety of things.
Peanuts are an example, as are strawberries, they can produce allergic reactions in some – but does this imply everyone should avoid ingesting either?
I don’t believe so.
How many people reading this take over the counter medications for allergies, colds, the flu, nausea or any other number of maladies?
How many take prescription drugs for assorted issues or have been vaccinated themselves as a child or an adult?
How many doing so also favor the green or natural lifestyle?
The additional question for those who do is why?
Somewhere in the midst of all this a balance exists, but such a balance in all things doesn’t seem to be part of the equation.
Pharmaceuticals in the development and testing stage can very much be a loaded gun, especially when a non biased oversight is sorely lacking.
Philanthropy is something of an expectation when it comes to the wealthy who are often the object of derision due to their wealth, and in many instances rightfully so, that can lead to philanthropic ventures becoming something of a public relations effort.
Subterfuge and indifference are well established from non consensual sterilizations to testing vaccines, and it always initially takes place among tribal and impoverished demographics.
Only when it spills over into the mainstream population do politicians bluster and float the usual load of bs about committees and investigations, they may even assess a fine that pales in comparison to the profit margin and a scapegoat or two will be offered up.
The reality is that crimes against humanity are routinely committed, lives are ruined or lost – I for one don’t believe that “settlements” are adequate compensation, stiff prison sentences are required.
A mugger if caught will go to jail – I submit crimes against humanity predicated on profit are a far more serious offense and should be dealt with accordingly.
Humanity is so inundated by toxic agents in the food we ingest, the water we drink, and the very air we breathe that ultimately there is no escape.
Climate change is the greatest threat to humanity and we’ve yet to face the full spectrum of consequences – the singular reason for this is greed, we should understand that if greed is willing to destroy the entire planet young women in India or any other nation will surely be seen as inconsequential, and that ought to make everyone mad as hell.