The Emperor Beckons Us to the Graveyard

1-Obama - emperor 2 Rarely mentioned in the objections to TPP among U.S. progressives is its role as an instrument of imperial domination. True, as these folks say, the TPP is not meant to help U.S. workers, as Obama would have us believe. True, it is a corporate giveaway. True it is a secret and therefore very anti-democratic agreement. On this last score there should be no doubt. Members of Congress get to see at least some aspects of the TPP as it is being written. But they may not bring aides or experts with them as they view the deep dark secrets of the agreement. They may not take notes or make copies of the text. They may not reveal its contents to the public. And so we the people are totally excluded from any knowledge of what lies in the TPP. Nothing could be farther from the democracy or transparency that the imperial elite likes to claim as its hallmark. In contrast one can be certain that the rich and powerful, whether Nike executives or the international banksters, know all they need to about the TPP and have extraordinary influence over it. But such considerations are all about us Americans and our local rulers. Such considerations leave out the questions of war and peace and the reality of U.S. Empire, a phrase that rarely passes the lips of our mainstream progressives. https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/05/john-v-walsh/the-emperor-beckons-us-to-the-graveyard/

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