In a recent article, I explained how Bayer—with its $66 billion purchase of Monsanto—is “taking one for the team.”
The team consists of several biotech giants. Its agenda? The reconfiguring of all life under the rubric of radical genetic manipulation. Bayer aims, long-term, to swallow the universally hated Monsanto whole and make it disappear, as if it never existed. It’s called re-writing history. The goal in this case: protection of the evolving reputation of a genetic Brave New World.
Here is a very brief background sketch of Bayer—
After World War 2, the highest ranking scientist on the executive board of IG Farben, the infamous Nazi cartel, Dr. Fritz Ter Meer, was put on trial at Nuremberg. The charges? Mass slavery and murder.
Farben had built a rubber factory at Auschwitz. In fact, it built Auschwitz in order to ensure cheap labor in its adjoining rubber factory. Farben paid the SS to send over inmates every day of the week to work in that factory. Those who were too weak to make it through the day were killed.
Well, for all this, Fritz Ter Meer was given seven years in jail. A pathetic seven years.
…Sixteen years later, on August 1, 1963, the Bayer Corporation was celebrating its hundredth anniversary at Cologne. Big festivities.
The three largest original components of IG Farben—Bayer, Hoechst, and BASF—were back in business and roaring on profit highs. They were now sanitized separate corporations, no longer parts of an official Nazi-aiding IG Farben.
The keynote speaker at the Bayer celebration was the one and only Fritz Ter Meer.
Out of jail.
Anointed chairman of the supervisory board of Bayer.
Chairman. Of the Supervisory Board. Of Bayer.