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A short history of big pharma colonialism in India (Part II)

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The first part of this article explored problems related to clinical drug trials, corruption and the environmental record of the pharmaceutical industry. This is the second part of the article.

Capturing of Indian medical institutions by Big Pharma

Critics have alleged that many prominent national and international public health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), have been hijacked and captured by Big Pharma and are made to serve their interests. This is also called agency capture — the subversion of democracy and public health by the drug industry. And international organizations such as the WHO have in turn tried to dictate, coerce and bully Indian medical institutions.

Indian activist Vandana Shiva highlights the role of Bill Gates:

Bill Gates has hijacked the WHO and transformed it into an instrument of personal power that he wields for the cynical purpose of increasing pharmaceutical profits. He has single-handedly destroyed the infrastructure of public health globally. He has privatized our health systems and our food systems to serve his own purposes.

Robert F. Kennedy : The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health (2021)

The Gates Foundation is one of many NGOs that serve the agenda of Big Pharma colonialism in the Global South. Jeremy Loffredo and Michele Greenstein noted in 2020:

“The Gates Foundation has already effectively privatized the international body charged with creating health policy, transforming it into a vehicle for corporate dominance. It has facilitated the dumping of toxic products onto the people of the Global South, and even used the world’s poor as guinea pigs for drug experiments. . . . The Gates Foundation’s influence over public health policy is practically contingent on ensuring that safety regulations and other government functions are weak enough to be circumvented. It therefore operates against the independence of nation states and as a vehicle for Western capital.”

Robert F. Kennedy : The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health (2021)

The Modi government was also concerned about the Gates Foundation’s extensive ties with Big Pharma. An explosive report showed how India’s National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) had been bought off by the Gates Foundation. The report stated that “the NTAGI secretariat has been moved out of the ministry to the office of Public Health Foundation of India and the 32 staff members in that secretariat draw their salaries from the BMGF (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). There is a clear conflict of interest — on one hand, the BMGF funds the secretariat that is the highest decision making body in vaccines and, on the other, it partners the pharma industry in GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization). This is unacceptable.”

Even more concerning are recent reports that governments across the world are about to hand over the keys to future pandemic responses to the (corrupt and captured) WHO. Dr Mike Yeadon warned: “It’s a mad idea, but since certain individuals & nations have pretty much taken over the WHO, I think it’s a certainty that, if this new treaty gets signed, within a few years at most, a “public health emergency of International concern” will be declared, and all currently sovereign nations will become controlled subsidiaries of WHO.”

Population control

Throughout history, the business of eugenics and population control has been closely intertwined with Big Pharma. Because “eugenics” is nowadays a bad word, they will never admit it openly. You will hear them talk about “population control” and “reproductive health”, words which have been used as a euphemism for eugenics, but they will never utter the E Word.

Vaccines represent the ideal form of population control because the blind public faith in vaccination prevents most people from ever questioning sterilization done under the guise of “public health.” This documentary makes the case that the Bill Gates agenda is being driven by an eugenicist ideology.

The history of Big Pharma population control in India is old. In the early 1950s, the Rockefeller Foundation conducted fertility studies in India. They studied 8,000 tribal people in Punjab to determine whether contraceptive tablets could dramatically reduce fertility rates. Over the next two decades, the Rockefeller Foundation conducted frequent anti-fertility programs in India.

According to Linsey McGoey:

Today, the Khanna project is widely seen, as historian Matthew Connolly puts it, as an example of ‘American social science at its most hubristic’… The Khanna study took place in the early 1950s. Its failure – the fact that its results confirmed the exact opposite of what researchers hoped – led the Rockefeller Foundation to distance itself from its methodology, but not from its objectives. In years ahead, the foundation funded numerous anti-fertility programmes in India and elsewhere, earning the growing animosity of physicians and poverty activists who felt that the foundation’s efforts to control population growth ignored the realities of the persistent poverty that makes large families so indispensable to Indian villagers.

Linsey McGoey – No Such Thing as a Free Gift_ The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy-Verso (2015)

In India, perhaps the most infamous case of population control are the forced mass sterilization measures during the Emergency. Unsurprisingly, this was done at the behest of Western international organizations. David Frum noted: “Forced sterilisation was by far the most calamitous exercise undertaken during the Emergency. The IMF and World Bank had periodically shared their fears with New Delhi about the uncontrolled rise in population levels. India’s democracy was a hurdle: no government could possibly enact laws limiting the number of children a couple could have without incurring punishment at the ballot box. But with democracy suspended, the IMF and World Bank encouraged Indira to pursue the programme with renewed vigour.”

The Vaccine Wars

In the opium wars, opium was weaponized for geopolitical, imperialistic designs.

But in today’s world, vaccines or the war on microbes have been weaponized to promote corporate imperialism rooted in the ideology of biosecurity.

The furniture of the Big Pharma empire are the Vaccines. Thus, vaccination programs can justify interventions in developing countries as a tool for social and political control. Vaccines are weaponized as a foreign policy tool with deep connections to the Intelligence Apparatus.

Kennedy writes about the deep interest of spy agencies and the deep state in Big Pharma:

By 2010, US spy agencies were demonstrating a growing interest in vaccines as a foreign policy instrument. Just as the Cold War, and later on, the “War on Terror,” had rationalized US military presence across the world as a bulwark against brushfire nationalist rebellions purportedly orchestrated by a communist monolith, vaccination programs could justify interventions in developing countries with high disease burdens as a tool for social and political control. In 2010, the WHO pronounced biosecurity as the centerpiece of its approach for managing global risks. That same month, as Bill Gates delivered his Decade of Vaccines speech at the UN, biosecurity—the war on microbes—was already eclipsing the “War on Islamic Terrorism” as the preferred driver of the security state cartel.

Robert F. Kennedy : The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health (2021)

But vaccines are more complicated than opium, and the vaccine wars are more sophisticated than the opium wars of yore. With opium, the addict does not need much persuasion to buy the product. As William Burroughs dryly observed: “Junk is the ideal product… the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy.” With vaccines, it is not as easy. But the pro-vaccine “sales talk” has been propagated trough all media channels, with the result that the “vaccine client” will crawl through the mainstream-media sewer and beg to be injected with the vaccine. So now there are missionaries (“journalists”) preaching the benefits of the vaccines to the masses. The missionaries are trained by the high priests (“doctors”) and their legitimacy derives from God (“The Science”). They fight wars against infidelism and heathenism (“vaccine hesitancy”). Our society has evolved. Yesterday’s missionaries and priests are today’s journalists and doctors, yesterday we were pushing opium to the colored people of Asia, today we are pushing dangerous vaccines to the whole world.

Here we look at a few examples of the vaccine wars.

Smallpox vaccines

The legend of smallpox eradication, as told in numerous textbooks, claims that mass vaccinations were the sole reason that smallpox was eradicated. This view has been challenged, and the vaccine itself has considerable risks.

Dr. Charles Nichols of Boston gave this indictment : “In India, according to an official return presented to the British House of Commons by Viscount Morley, there have been, during 30 years, 1877 to 1906, 3,344,325 deaths from smallpox of persons presumably vaccinated, for vaccination is universally enforced in India….In each and every community where vaccination ceases and strict sanitation is substituted, smallpox disappears. There are no exceptions to this.”

This is Part II of the article. Word Virus is a writer on politics and the pharmaceutical industry.

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