It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: sy.gunson
Czechoslovakia was a rich and powerful country up until 1938, then in the Munich Agreement the nazis procured agreement from France Italy and the UK for a set of principles which the TPP replicates.
We all know how terrible the enslavement of Czechoslovakia was.
Only this time the Power is not in the hands of Governments, but in the hands of Corporates.
Who elected the corporates. I never voted for them, did you?
There is only one vote which rules in shareholder meetings, that is greed. Greed is just naked evil. Is that the future we want for our society?
I am not talking just about American society. The TPP will distort and destroy the sovereignty of several nations. This is about the destruction of society globally and the substitution of a cult of greed and subjugation to big business.
originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: michaelbrux
That's a very idealistic interpretation. Last I checked the government has for more control over the life of an average American than the average American has over the government.
Dissolve the government right now. Come on, do it. It didn't work? Darn just keep trying
TTIP is being marketed by its champions as a de facto economic stimulus for ailing Europe, providing up to £100bn in extra growth. It is presented as a free trade agreement, but existing tariffs on either side of the Atlantic are already weak because of common membership of organisations such as the World Trade Organisation. The actual aim is to strip away obstacles to large corporations making profits – such as regulations that protect our privacy, the environment, food safety and the economy from a rapacious financial sector. And – crucially – TTIP further opens up public services to private companies motivated primarily by profit rather than people’s needs.
originally posted by: Sparkymedic
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: xuenchen
I don't trust paul. Can't really out my finger on it but for some reason I just don't.
Why would you trust any politician? I don't know one that wouldn't sell their soul for a dollar.
originally posted by: LowTechRedneck
a reply to: xuenchen
it was your fault for not taking personal responsibility for your life. Also if a particular product causes disease, disability or death, it is again your fault for not taking personal responsibility to do your research; and that the free market will solve the issue of the product by people stop buying that particular product or products for that company, nevermind that with absolutely zero regulation the company can and will just cover up the entire mess and nothing changes.
That's what we have to look forward to as TPTB control the opposition through the TPP.