The re-enserfment of
Western peoples is taking place on several levels. One about which I
have been writing for more than a decade comes from the offshoring of
jobs. Americans, for example, have a shrinking participation in the
production of the goods and services that are marketed to them.
These so called "trade partnerships" have nothing to do with trade.
These agreements negotiated in secrecy grant immunity to corporations
from the laws of the countries in which they do busy. This is achieved
by declaring any interference by existing and prospective laws and
regulations on corporate profits as restraints on trade for which
corporations can sue and fine "sovereign" governments.
For example, the
ban in France and other counries on GMO products would be negated by the
Trans-Atlantic Partnership. Democracy is simply replaced by corporate
I have been meaning to write about this at length. However, others, such as Chris Hedges, are doing a good job of explaining the power grab that eliminates representative government.
The corporations are buying power cheaply. They bought the entire US
House of Representatives for just under $200 million. This is what the
corporations paid Congress to go along with "Fast Track," which permits
the corporations' agent, the US Trade Representative, to negotiate
in secret without congressional input or oversight.
other words, a US corporate agent deals with corporate agents in the
countries that will comprise the "partnership," and this handful
of well-bribed people draw up an agreement that supplants law with the
interests of corporations. No one negotiating the partnership represents
the peoples' or public's interests. The governments of the partnership
countries get to vote the deal up or down, and they will be well paid
to vote for the agreement.
Once these partnerships are in effect, government itself is
privatized. There is no longer any point in legislatures, presidents,
prime ministers, judges.
Violent revolution throughout the West and the complete elimination
of the One Percent is another possible outcome. Once, for example, the
French people discover that they have lost all control over their diet
to Monsanto and American agribusiness, the members of the French
government that delivered France into dietary bondage to toxic foods are
likely to be killed in the streets. Hmmm......Welcome to 'the dark ages'. Read the full story here.