Because we are stupid, ignorant and docile—the Transnational Capitalist Class, their interlocking controlled transnational corporations and the One World Order “Non-Governmental Organizations”, which is about as Orwellian a term as it gets, will most likely succeed today in approving Fast Track authority for Obama on the two important trade deals pending, the most significant of which is the Trans Pacific Partnership (T.P.P.).
The debate over revealing the details of this extraordinarily invasive trade pact, the ultimate wet-dream of the Corporatocracy and the powerful system of support for the final and complete destruction of national interests and the legitimacy of the nation-state, is irrelevant, as no one would read it anyway. No one in Congress and certainly no one among those whose livelihoods will be destroyed by it. This “fair” trade deal will, ultimately, make the disaster that is Obamacare pale in comparison. TPP and its sister trade pact with Europe is the final nail in the coffin of our economic and social freedoms.
The massive power of the corporatist state that is sovereign in America today can not allow this bill to fail and, thus, it will likely pass. The world, as well as the vast majority of Americans should tremble at the power of the emergent One World transnational fascist state. America is in the process of defenestration.
From what does the nation-state derive it’s authority? If it is protecting the nations borders and the rights of citizen workers to derive the benefits of their labor or even to sustain a nations self-sufficiency in food production and other essentials of life independent from the 100 largest transnational corporate Leviathans, whose interests are only to expand, to profit from and to subjugate into debt servitude the citizens of every nation then the nation-state is soon to be no more. The new Transnational Capitalist Class knows no national loyalty, though they mouth it. Nations can derive no legitimacy from abrogating their sovereign rights to protect their citizens and historical cultures, by subjecting them to the powers of foreign and universal corporatist fascism. TPP and all of its cousins are the power elites final nail in the coffin of not only American democracy, but democracy around the world.
Capitalists loathe free markets and globalized transnational capitalists do so even more so. They seek to dismantle the freedom of nations to self-determination and independence, yoking them to the power of markets which are anything but free. They must have continued expansion without friction, without restraints–without respect for the rights and freedoms of democratic choice. Freedoms that can only be achieved at the local level, at most within the borders and confines of the nation. There must be no law, not of any one nation, that can impede the full rule of the transnational corporation, the transnational capitalist class (Davos Man) and the rapidly emergent, coercive and militarized Transnational State. Resistance is futile or so it would seem.
First is the rise of truly transnational capital and a new global production and financial system into which all nations and much of humanity have been integrated, either directly or indirectly. We have gone from a world economy, in which countries and regions were linked to each other via trade and financial flows in an integrated international market, to a global economy, in which nations are linked to each other more organically through the transnationalization of the production process, of finance, and of the circuits of capital accumulation. No single nation-state can remain insulated from the global economy or prevent the penetration of the social, political, and cultural superstructure of global capitalism.
First, the state tends to advance the interests of the capitalist class because the capitalist class is dominant in civil society and political economy. The state arises out of the configuration of class and social forces in civil society and expresses the class relations embedded therein. Capitalism – or, more specifically, capitalist production relations, or the capital-labor relation – throws up a capitalist state as institutionalized class relations. State forms evolve in consonance with the evolution of world capitalism, and the particular forms of the capitalist state are historical.
The state does not have a form independent of the constellations of class and social forces that configure the state.
Why else, for instance, would the U.S. state promote the relocation abroad of U.S.-based capital? Why would the U.S. state propose in 2012 a “Trans-Pacific Partnership” trade pact between the United States and eight Pacific nations that would allow foreign corporations operating in U.S. territory to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal that would have the power to override U.S. law? Why would states, more generally, deregulate national financial and other markets in ways that result in capital flight and in a contraction, sometimes a drastic one, of the national state’s tax base?
The TCC could not exercise its class power if the IMF did not impose structural adjustments on countries, if the World Bank did not make its lending conditional on the reform of labor laws to make workers flexible, if the WTO did not impose worldwide trade liberalization, and so on. Insofar as the TNS creates, maintains, and restores such conditions for global capital accumulation, it is a transnational capitalist state.
Transnational bodies such as the IMF and the WTO have worked in tandem with national states to rearticulate labor relations, financial institutions, and circuits of production into a system of global accumulation. What is crucial is a shift in the role of national states to promoting the interests of global over local accumulation processes. The TNS can be seen as an “institutional ensemble” or network of institutions loosely unified in function of capitalist globalization and the imperatives of its reproduction.The TNS does not attempt to control territory per se but rather to secure the conditions that allow capital to freely accumulate in and across all territories.
It is important to distinguish analytically – for methodological purposes – between the state and civil society – between TNS institutions such as the UN, the IMF, the WB, the EU, the WTO, the APEC, and so on, and private transnational elite forms such as the WEF, the Trilateral Commission, and the ICC. However, the two are subsumed under the larger category of social forces and the institutional matrices that these forces create and through which they operate – in what Gramsci refers to as the extended state as “political society + civil society.”
Therefore, it is more accurate to characterize the IMF (or, for that matter, the World Bank, other regional banks, the WTO, etc.) as an instrument not of “U.S.” imperialism but of transnational capitalist exploitation.
The continued existence of the national state is a central condition not for “U.S. hegemony” or a “new U.S. empire” but for the class power of transnational capital.
===Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity (Robinson, William I.)
There are roughly two billion people across the world that spend more than 50 percent of their income on food.
The responsible organization for this tremendous growth in world hunger is the World Trade Organization. Created in 1994 out of the GATT Uruguay Round, the WTO introduced a radical new international agreement, Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights” (TRIPS), which permitted multinationals to patent plant and other life forms for the first time.
The WTO’s anti-nation-state intent can be readily seen in their 1988 slogan: “One World, One Market.”
First step, according to the incoming WTO game rules, the members nations were to be forced to open their borders, to grant the right to operate freely within those borders to other nations, and to eliminate national grain reserves. Grain reserves were no longer to be the dominion of independent nation-states. They became property, to be managed by the “free market,” by private, mostly American mega-corporations, in other words, corporations running the world markets.
Agreements such as GATT and NAFTA have subtly destroyed national economies by putting them under the imperatives of world commerce and globalization without borders. Globalization is a top down concept, which means that the farmers – the people, who actually put the food on our table – are wiped out and replaced by giant multi-faceted corporations, which strive to control the production and distribution of food. During the last two decades, millions of farmers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and Argentina have been wiped out. For example, in 1982, the United States still had 600,000 independent hog farmers. Today, that number is less than 225,000.
GATT, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) and every such binding agreement has helped spawn ghettos and shanty towns in cities throughout Latin America, Asia and Africa by creating conditions that force people off their land, while elite take over the means of production.
The Club is the most important institution in the world to push the Malthusian depopulation scheme. A report by the Club of Rome leaves little room for doubt as to their real agenda: In search for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. They concluded with the following: The real enemy, then, is humanity itself.
The truth is: “free trade is rigged trade, and the ‘fairness’ question is diversionary propaganda for deluded lawmakers, farmers, and the public. It is run by an international financial cartel. The cartel interests control the playing field: who plays and the rules of the game.”
===TransEvolution: The Coming Age of Human Deconstruction (Estulin, Daniel)
The appeal to nationalistic fears over China by the CFR to support the TPP is beyond hypocritical it is totally absurd–this argument would be laughable if it were not so serious an issue! The raising the specter of American nationalism to justify a program designed to dismantle the same nation is surreal. These people are either beyond brainwashed by their own mental gymnastics and presumed intellectual superiority or they are simply totally disingenuous, if not downright evil.
Wall Street’s Council on Foreign Relations has issued a major report, alleging that China must be defeated because it threatens to become a bigger power in the world than the U.S.This report, which is titled “Revising U.S. Grand Strategy Toward China,” is introduced by Richard Haass, the CFR’s President, who affirms the report’s view that, “no relationship will matter more when it comes to defining the twenty-first century than the one between the United States and China.” He says that the report he is publishing argues that “strategic rivalry is highly likely if not inevitable between the existing major power of the day and the principal rising power.” Haass says that the authors “also argue that China has not evolved into the ‘responsible stakeholder’ that many in the United States hoped it would.” In other words: “cooperation” with China will probably need to become replaced by, as the report’s authors put it, “intense U.S.-China strategic competition.” Haass gives this report his personal imprimatur by saying that it “deserves to become an important part of the debate about U.S. foreign policy and the pivotal U.S.-China relationship.” He acknowledges that some people won’t agree with the views it expresses.The report itself then opens by saying: “Since its founding, the United States has consistently pursued a grand strategy focused on acquiring and maintaining preeminent power over various rivals, first on the North American continent, then in the Western hemisphere, and finally globally.” It praises “the American victory in the Cold War.” It then lavishes praise on America’s imperialistic dominance: “The Department of Defense during the George H.W. Bush administration presciently contended that its ‘strategy must now refocus on precluding the emergence of any potential future global competitor’—thereby consciously pursuing the strategy of primacy that the United States successfully employed to outlast the Soviet Union.”
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren hit back at President Barack Obama in their tussle over “fast-track” authorization to negotiate a Pacific Rim trade treaty, a power she says could be used in the future to weaken Wall Street reforms. The president, who wants expedited negotiating power to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress, said last week that Warren’s claims were “absolutely wrong.” Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat and prominent liberal voice, stuck to her argument in
Only two Senate Republicans from the entire conference of 54 members have admitted they read the details of President Barack Obama’s secret Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal as of this time.With the first votes on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would fast-track TPP just days away, it’s looking like Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell expects Americans to accept former House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi Obamacare logic for the trade deal: you have to pass it to find out what’s in it.“If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door,” Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere wrote earlier this week. “If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving. And no matter what, you can’t discuss the details of what you’ve read.”Sen. Jeff Sessions has on numerous occasions publicly stated he has read the TPP—which is locked away in a secret room in the Capitol, access to which only lawmakers and certain staffers with high-level clearance are provided—and a spokeswoman for Sen. Mike Lee on Thursday told Breitbart News that the Senator has read it as well. Despite asking press staff for every U.S. Senate Republican office throughout the day Thursday if their office’s senator has visited the secret room to read the deal—specifically the controversial “living agreement” contained within it—only Sessions and Lee would confirm they visited the room to read it.
Two game-changing trade agreements — the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its sister pact, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) — are perilously close to completion. Their basic aims are three-fold: to elevate the rights of “investors,” that is of corporations, above the rights of citizens; to transfer sovereignty from the seats of national government to the corporate HQs of the world’s largest multinationals; and to cement Western domination of the global economy for the foreseeable future.Naturally, few voters are likely to support such a radical program. Hence the acute need for secrecy, obfuscation and lies throughout the negotiation process. Eventually, even they are not enough. The lies start showing through and the flimsy facade begins to slip. In the later stages — roughly where we are now — the only way to finish the job is to incrementally, almost imperceptibly snuff out the institution of representative democracy itself. To do that, one must still keep the illusion of democracy alive, at least until the ink on its death warrant (i.e. a fully signed trade agreement) is dry.This explains the European Commission’s constant empty promises of increased transparency, accountability and public consultation. The latest installment in this ridiculous charade came not from Brussels but from the US government, which announced that it will open up reading rooms in its embassies across the EU, so that national politicians can read secret documents related to TTIP.
A republican form of government is one in which power resides in elected officials representing the citizens, and government leaders exercise power according to the rule of law. In The Federalist Papers, James Madison defined a republic as “a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people . . . .”On April 22, 2015, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement that would override our republican form of government and hand judicial and legislative authority to a foreign three-person panel of corporate lawyers.The secretive TPP is an agreement with Mexico, Canada, Japan, Singapore and seven other countries that affects 40% of global markets. Fast-track authority could now go to the full Senate for a vote as early as next week. Fast-track means Congress will be prohibited from amending the trade deal, which will be put to a simple up or down majority vote. Negotiating the TPP in secret and fast-tracking it through Congress is considered necessary to secure its passage, since if the public had time to review its onerous provisions, opposition would mount and defeat it.Abdicating the Judicial Function to Corporate Lawyers
New World Order a big threat to sovereign states, speakers at an international conference say.The anti-war initiative, Perdana Global Peace Foundation, has a single goal of putting an end to war.Founded by Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Foundation encourages dialogues between different nations, people and organisations to foster and energise global peace.Its sister foundation, the Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War aims to undertake all necessary measures to criminalise war and energise peace. It also found former US President George Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, among others, guilty of war crimes.The recent activity by the Perdana Global Peace Foundation was a one-day international conference titled the New World Order, Recipe for War or Peace.The keynote address was delivered by Dr Mahathir who warned that Malaysia might lose its independence if the government falls prey to the ploys of the US to increase its global hegemony through economic means.He pointed out that the Transpacific Partnership or TPPA is a New World Order strategy by a powerful pact of people led by the US to dominate the world economy.Dr Mahathir said globalisation and borderless trade are being used to establish a “one world government”.