Monopoly is the new normal

It’s a takeover. It’s the New World Order. And this is no conspiracy theory.

Shrouded in secrecy, cloaked in misleading language and promoted as a trade pact, a conspiracy in the making will rob some two-thirds of the world’s citizens of their state’s rights and impose upon them a one-world economic and legal system.

Spearheaded by the United States, President Obama used the November Asia-Pacific conference in Beijing to arm-twist 12 potential signatories to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the text of which is so top secret that not only has the American public been forbidden to see it, even members of Congress are not permitted to read it.

Yet, according to a Wikileaks-published version of the document, TPP and the accompanying Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership erode intellectual-property protections, change regulations for labor, weaken environmental regulations, eliminate basic state’s rights and even curb freedom of speech.

Under the agreement, multinational rulers and their dictates will rule the land. Corporate law will be above government law. And if President Obama was as successful as the White House has reported in his peddling the pacts, TPP and T-TIP will, as Obama declared, “have the potential for being a historic agreement … and the model for trade in the 21st century.”

Following the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in China, leaders of TPP nations issued a statement that they “remain committed to ensuring that the final agreement reflects our common vision of an ambitious, comprehensive, high-standard and balanced agreement that enhances the competitiveness of our economies, promotes innovation and entrepreneurship, spurs economic growth and prosperity, and supports job creation in our countries.”

Corporate power will grow

Making money was the bottom line. Nothing about personal health, general welfare, food safety, individual well-being, environmental protection or morality was part of the program.

“While the TPP is being called a trade agreement, the US already has trade agreements (with most of the) countries involved in the talks. Instead, the TPP is a major power grab by large corporations,” Dr. Margaret Flowers, former congressional fellow for Physicians for a National Health Program, told the Institute for Public Accuracy.

“The text of the TPP includes 29 chapters, only five of which are about trade,” she said. “The remaining chapters are focused on changes that multinational corporations have not been able to pass in Congress, such as restrictions on Internet privacy, increased patent protections, greater access to litigation and further financial deregulation.”

Will Obama and leaders of member nations be successful in fast-tracking this secret treaty into law? How will the citizens of those countries react — or will they react at all? What are the geopolitical and economic implications from Russia and China, intentionally excluded from membership in the pacts?

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