Posted 2 weeks ago on July 24, 2020, 5:23 p.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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Network news has dutifully reported the suspicion that Russian hackers are stealing Covid 19 vaccine research data. The White House has, as is usual and predictable, issued more empty threats concerning what they'll do to Russia or China for stealing intellectual property. No one is asking: "Why is that data secret and proprietary in the first place?!" In a sane world potentially life saving research would be freely shared with anyone who possesses the means to further or complete it. To hell with Big Pharma and their life threatening monopolies! Nationalize the lot of them!
Instead of trying to protect the mono-criminals, we should praise Russia's attempt to liberate us from the monopolistic oppression that threatens our existence. Screw Pharma, Wall St. and the billionaire class that is a greater threat to survival than any virus ever will be.
Republicans, of course, will never support law and order for the investor class or their principal servants: including Republicans, most Democrats and wannabes. Even if there was honesty and sincerity in conservative leaders, they couldn't win if they alienate the mono-criminals who actually run this country. The other demographic they can't offend are the racists, Christo-Fascists and 2nd Amendment fanatics. Unless they successfully play to both factions, Republicans are losers.
Trump doesn't really understand that He plays well only to those ordinary people who are easily excited. The educated class held their noses and voted for him in 2016. Has Trump played to the working class faction too openly and alienated the billionaire class and their hangers on? But this is a bit to far from the Big Pharma intellectual property swindles that are today's topic.
The 2 billion to Pfizer for a Covid vaccine is an uncommon government subsidy only in that it's openly disclosed. Pharmaceutical producers typically justify exorbitant prices and profits by the cost of research that taxpayers paid for in the first place. So, to hell with Big Pharma! Are the Russians really hacking Pharma's Covid research or is that just another "weapon of mass distraction?" Don't know, don't care! It should never have been secret in the first place.
The epidemic of exaggerated intellectual property rights and their protection, which metastasized during the past 40 years, are death to real economic and scientific progress. Any hackers who are stealing intellectual property from monopolists of any sort are doing the human race a great service, by reducing the monopoly power of our overlords.
Video link to: Why is it Secret? https://youtu.be/3FdUjMl32r4