A vast underground reservoir of ethics and a network of tributaries of social conscience, the Web has the power to spread the word: water is power. Two hydrogen atoms bonded with an oxygen atom, water is the stuff of rocket fuel and what combusts it. Still, this power is not what interests the world’s powerful water barons.
Water is the basis of life. All living things depend on it. Is it any wonder multinationals are making a grab right now for global control of that power—and by extension the control of all living things?
At 55-78%, water constitutes the majority of the physical body in humans. This majority share of our body is in constant exchange with the environment. Today’s potable water therefore constitutes a future majority stake in human beings. Apply economic theory of time-value of assets: water’s present value is its future value as people.
Under international law, the act, intention, or suggestion by any person (including a corporation or government) to own and/or control—directly or by commoditization—a majority stake in a human being, is deemed an act of—or incitement to—slavery. Privatization of any water supply is incitement to slavery since that water is the exclusive source which will, in time, constitute 55-78% of human beings living there; there is no alternative constituent.
This simple fact is grounds for legal action against those entities promoting and profiting from the commoditization, privatization, and commercialization of water. Commoditization and privatization of water turns every human being on planet earth into an entity that can be controlled if not owned outright.
Charges to be filed at the International Court in The Hague against the World Bank for incitement to slavery and class action lawsuits against major perpetrators of this heinous crime against humanity (Nestle, Coca-Cola Corporation, PepsiCo) would pay billions in punitive damages to communities in the U.S. and developing countries whose water was privatized. Impossible!? Big tobacco and big-pharma were also thought to be untouchable once.
The law firm(s) taking on this historic case would become world-renowned for defending this most fundamental human right (to maintain control and ownership of one’s own body, present and future), and stand to benefit handsomely. The incentives for a large legal partner to come on board to make this happen are there; are real.
The solution to this issue lies at the synthesis of biology, economics, social justice and international law; here I will coin the term “Bio-International Law.” If we are to win this battle, our best tactic is to use against the water-barons the very structures they hide behind.