How can we call TPP a trade deal?
My family is pretty hip when it comes to current affairs. We first started talking about TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) a few years ago when literally no one had any idea what we were talking about. It was a scary subject to discuss as the secrecy was so intense, we had to really dig to get any information whatsoever.
Luckily, thankfully, more and more people behind the White House’s iron curtain started leaking documents to the public. Now, although it’s still listed as a ‘classified’ document, the whole TPP program is on the public domain.
According to all websites that explain the TPP, it’s a really toxic deal for the people of all nations. Here is a very tiny explanation of the TPP from the website ExposetheTPP.org
It is currently being negotiated behind closed doors by officials from the United States and 11 other countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been under negotiation for 5 years.
More than 600 official corporate “trade advisors” have access. The Obama administration plans to sign TPP by early 2015.
Although it is called a “free trade” agreement, the TPP is not about trade. Of TPP’s 29 draft chapters, only five deal with traditional trade issues. One chapter would provide incentives to offshore jobs to low-wage countries. Many would impose limits on government policies that we rely on in our daily lives for safe food, a clean environment, and more. Our domestic federal, state and local policies would be required to comply with TPP rules.
Let’s look up the definition of a coup d’etat. According to Wikipedia, a Coup d’etat is:
“an overthrow, is the sudden and illegal seizure of a government, usually instigated by a small group of the existing state establishment to depose the established government and replace it with a new ruling body. A coup d’état is considered successful when the usurpers establish their dominance.”
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as:
noun: “a sudden attempt by a small group of people to take over the government usually through violence.”
One might say that the TPP isn’t violent. Yet, if we look at our police departments and how they are being supplied with military-grade equipment such as MRAPs, uniforms, etc. and if we look at how protesters are being subjugated with fear of rubber bullets, tazers, batons, etc., yes, we can say we are being overthrown with violence. But, maybe that’s taking it a little too far. I mean, African-Americans are being killed daily and imprisoned en masse; but, that’s because slavery must be continued and has little to do with TPP.
Am I the only person who sees the TransPacific Trade Agreement as a coup? If this agreement goes through (and thanks to my corrupt senator, Maria Cantwell, Fast Track has been approved at the bargain basement price of $9,000 contribution – $20,000 if you’re a Republican), our world will basically be bought and paid for by a “Small Group of People.”
Had these corporations done this exact same agreement with firearms and uniforms, we’d see it for what it is: illegal overthrow of our government. For our government is, according to Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address, that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
What happened to us in the USA? When did we become so brain dead? I hear talk radio shows from Rush to Thom and am amazed at the complete and utter stupidity of callers. Here we have an overthrowing of our Rights and we just keep going to work, school, parks, and dinner. We accept poverty wages, GMO foods, lack of health care and call our “Democracy” (which use to be a Republic) good. We have Supreme Court overruling our freedoms so many fought for with their lives with a stroke of their pen: bought and paid for by the very corporations they use to work at.
So, is the TPP a trade agreement or is it a coup d’etat? I say the latter. 100% a coup with the help of those who are sitting behind those closed doors – and it ain’t the People.