Thursday, June 20, 2013

Selling Out America

TPP: The Biggest Threat to the Internet You've Probably Never Heard Of

First Congress Member Allowed to Read Secret Treaty Says “There Is No National Security Purpose In Keeping This Text Secret … This Agreement Hands The Sovereignty of Our Country Over to Corporate Interests”

Corporations Push to Overrule National Laws

What is everyone so furious about?

An international treaty being negotiated in secret which would not only crack down on Internet privacy much more than SOPA or ACTA, but would actually destroy the sovereignty of the U.S. and all other signatories.

It is called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Yesterday, Congressman Alan Grayson (who knows how to read legislation … he was a successful lawyer before he was elected to Congress, and has written and co-sponsored numerous bills himself including thebill to audit the Federal Reserve and – most recently – the “Mind Your Own Business Act” to stop NSA spying) announced that he had been allowed to read the text of TPP – and that it is an anti-American power grab by big corporations:

Because of this pressure, the USTR finally let a member of Congress – little ole me, Alan Grayson [anyone who's seen Grayson in action knows that he is formidable] –actually see the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a large, secret trade agreement that is being negotiated with many countries in East Asia and South America.

The TPP is nicknamed “NAFTA on steroids.” Now that I’ve read it, I can see why. I can’t tell you what’s in the agreement, because the U.S. Trade Representative calls it classified. But I can tell you two things about it.

1) There is no national security purpose in keeping this text secret.

2) This agreement hands the sovereignty of our country over to corporate interests.

3) What they can’t afford to tell the American public is that [the rest of this sentence is classified].

I will be fighting this agreement with everything I’ve got. And I know you’ll be there every step of the way.

Courage, Congressman Alan Grayson
The Trans Pacific Partnership - A Corporate Fascist Coup

TPP is a Secret Obama Trade Agreement That Will Trump National Sovereignty

What’s wrong with these “trade” agreements?

There are several problems with these “trade” agreements — one, the extreme secrecy, will be discussed in the video below — but I’ll detail just two others here.

First, they’re not trade agreements at all, but “unrestricted capital flow” agreements — “capital is king” agreements. Unrestricted trade is just a by-product, a secondary effect. From an earlier piece:

In its simplest terms, “free trade” means one thing only — the ability of people with capital to move that capital freely, anywhere in the world, seeking the highest profit. It’s been said of Bush II, for example, that “when Bush talks of ‘freedom’, he doesn’t mean human freedom, he means freedom to move money.” …

“Trade” agreement courts trump national sovereignty

The second problem with these “trade” agreements is that they trump national sovereignty. This is very clever and literally true.

There are a number of other reasons to oppose these agreements; for example, they seem more interested in outlawing governmental regulations than in enabling trade.
Remember how NAFTA was sold in the 1990's? By telling lies about how NAFTA would increase trade, which would mean more jobs... Which was a BIG lie, just look around at the broken landscape of this country and ask yourself if NAFTA increased jobs or shipped them overseas.

If this TPP goes thru, it will destroy what's left of our manufacturing base.

TPP equals RIP.


Mouser said...


You are right. This is very important. This is the NWO fake-jewish zioist Rothschild in chief doing more new world ordering where the 99.9% become more enslaved.

Haprer, Obama, Cameron all each puppets to the Grand enslavement plan.

Trade agreement? No, enslavement of the masses according to the protocols.

Back to feudal times for the un-'chosen'.

Secret mass control agreements are as Orwellian as it gets.

I've had enough of these fucking lying assholes - the politicians, Rothschild. What say ye?

buelahman said...

NAFTA (and all the other SHAFTA's) have already broken America. This TPP is being secreted, because most of America understands that the other SHAFTA's were intentionally implemented to screw us... to drive down our wages and quality of life to compete with slave wage countries.

Americans will eventually be employed again, but it will be at costs that compete with the less than $2.00/hour that China, Mexico, Guatemala, etc make.

I have worked in manufacturing since the early 80's and have witnessed the downfall first hand.

No one can argue this any more.

Greg Bacon said...

And if this passes, eventually, it will be folded into the Atlantic TPP, bringing us to the NWO.

Our children deserve better.

MachtNichts said...

TPP already playing out in my neck of the woods. The inconspicuously named HD Mining Co. (Huiyong Holdings and Dehua Lvliang International Mines Group, other shareholders still a secret) wants to start up an underground coal mine and claims Canadian workers are not qualified.

So, just import 200 "temporary" Chinese workers to undercut our wages and there ya go. Profits guaranteed. Safety, who cares. It's before the courts right now, but in my opinion, TPP is a done deal. How else is America going to pay off their debt to the Chinese?

Greg Bacon said...

MN, that's called 'in-sourcing.' Instead of shipping the jobs over there, they ship the low paid workers over here.

And it will only get worse. Soon, a job at McDonald's or WalMart will be considered prime.

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