Nobody here really needs any more “proof” just how incredibly screwed up things are in this country. But we all know it can get worse then it already is.
Well, here you go. This is unbelievably outrageous.
12/02/08 “Reclaim Democracy” – — – In evaluating allegations that U.S. military forces deprived four British men of human rights during two years they were held captive in Guantanamo Bay prison, a U.S. appeals court found an innovative way to let the Bush administration off the hook. Two of three judges ruled the men — because they are not U.S. citizens and, technically, were not imprisoned in the U.S. — were not legally “persons” and, therefore, had no rights to violate.
While those judges were defying common sense and decency by denying legal personhood to living human beings, an appeals court in Boston has been reviewing an April 2007 decision by Federal Judge Paul Barbadoro that engaged in a different form of judicial activism — granting human rights to corporations.
Barbadoro struck down a New Hampshire law that prevented pharmaceutical corporations from learning exactly what drugs doctors prescribe and how much they prescribe. The law aims to protect doctors and, indirectly, their patients, from drug companies pressuring doctors to choose their products.
The judge’s grounds? He claims corporations, as legal persons, have “free speech rights” that would be infringed by such a measure.
The real issue in these cases (Maine recently passed a similar law) isn’t free speech at all; it’s manipulation and control. The drug salespeople only will decide what to say after poking into the doctors’ prescription records. Under the guise of protecting speech, Judge Barbadoro denied both legitimate privacy rights of doctors and key protections to ensure patients are prescribed drugs based on their medical situation, not pressure applied to their physician.
Taken together, these two rulings are a perplexing and dangerous development. The founding principle of our country is right in the Declaration of Independence: all people are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” It is not for judges to decide who is and who is not a human being. Court Declares Corporations Are People, Some Human Beings Are Not
Fictitious entities are not natural persons and never will be. Already totally unaccountable for their actions because of this very reason, fictional entities will enjoy “dual status”, usurping even the basic rights of natural born humans. Do you understand what this means? The corporation in other words, will become “super humans”, governing and dictating and trampling any and all that get in their way.
Of course, I’m referring to the court and the legal system which has permitted this atrocity. Already the corporations govern all aspects of life, now they will be these super-entities that triumph over natural human rights.
This is unbelievably outrageous. Only in this fucked up country of America could this happen (as far as I know). Promoting the corporation above the individual.
I just want “Girl From Monday” or something like that, a fictional movie that gave the corporations control over every aspect of life. Simply having sex without credit or saying something negative or derogatory or even displeasing to someone could change their “credit worthiness” based upon their insured self-esteem, and you could be sued. The corporations had become supernumerary powers over everything else, governing every aspect of life with a hammer-fist of economic control.
It’s eerily similar to some of the developments that have taken place in this country. So now, non-Americans are neither human nor have any human rights. Can you spell p.l.a.n.t.a.t.i.o.n.? Doesn’t this remind you of something? Like colonial rule, where the invaders deem all non-whites as aliens? Except in this case, it’s even worse, it’s all non-Americans.
I am truly embarrassed to be living in this country anymore. This isn’t America, it’s colonial fascism. Dare we challenge the “East India” company of America? If we don’t, we will soon discover we aren’t humans anymore either, just economic slave-units with no rights whatsoever.