The US-EU Free Trade Agreement – Devastating Consequences

Little Nicky Machiavelli has always been against globalism, internationalism, singing-kumbayaism and all the other “lets-surrender-our-national-sovereignty-and-all-be-one-big-happy-nation-ruled-by-bankers-ism. Most political nation states of the world are too big to be ruled effectively by democratically elected governments (about two and a half million people seems to be the limit) and the elites are too powerful and detatched from the realities of everyday life to ever have any hope of making intelligent decisions.

Still we muddle along somehow, or at least we have up to now. recently you see the global elite have started believing their own propaganda and persuading themselves we are too thick to object to being enslaved and eventually, according to some, exterminated. Despite growing resistance however, the elites push for global totalitarian government is gathering pace. The Trans Pacific Partnership (tpp) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) are agreements being negotiated in secret because once people understand what they are, our leaders will be thrown on tumbrils (shit carts) and paraded through the streets to whatever fate awaits them, while ugly old women sit near the guillotine knitting socks.

The TPP and TTIP are nasty but there is another secret deal being cooked up by the corporate and banking elites and sneaked past the democratic process by our politicians, and it is even nastier than the first two.

from Global Research:
” The Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) between the US and EU aims to ‘protect’ investment and remove ‘unnecessary regulatory barriers‘ (read ‘the national laws of sovereign nations’). Corporate interests are driving the agenda, the public have been sidelined and unaccountable, pro-free-trade bureaucrats are facilitating the strategy.

There is growing concern that the negotiations could result in the opening of the floodgates for GMOs and shale gas (fracking) in Europe, the threatening of digital and labour rights and the empowering of corporations to legally challenge a wide range of regulations which they dislike.

One of the key aspects of the negotiations is that both the EU and US should recognise their respective rules and regulations, which in practice could reduce regulation to the lowest common denominator. The official language talks of ‘mutual recognition’ of standards or so-called reduction of non-tariff barriers. For the EU, that could mean accepting US standards in many areas, including food and agriculture, which are lower than the EU’s.

Even the leaders of the US Senate Finance Committee, in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, made it clear that any agreement must reduce EU restrictions on genetically modified crops, chlorinated chickens and hormone-treated beef.

Food lobby group Food and Drink Europe, representing the largest food companies (Unilever, Kraft, Nestlé, etc.), has welcomed the negotiations, with one of their key demands being the facilitation of the low level presence of unapproved GM crops.

The TAFTA negotiations are shrouded in secrecy and are closed to proper public scrutiny (2,3,4). They amount to little more than grubby back room deals, while striving to give the appearance of somehow being democratic, and effectively constitute part of the ongoing corporate hijack of democracy and the further restructuring of economies in favour of elite interests (5,6,7).

However, despite claims by the European Commission that there is no secrecy (8), the notes of European Commission meetings with business lobbyists released to Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) under the EU’s freedom of information law were heavily censored.

Continue reading at Global Research

It isn’t too late to join the resistance, no membership card to carry, no subscription to pay, you just refuse to co operate, think for yourself and always assume that if the government tell you something is good for you, it will be good for them and their wealthy buddies and very bad for you.

And remember the Gospel According To Brian:

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