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originally posted by: TheInhumanCentipede
originally posted by: Azureblue
This is further evidence that Australian govts loyalty lies elsewhere other than Australia. Nothing like this should be able to be done without the say so of the Australian people through a referendum, despite any claim they may make about long term economic ties, trade etc etc.
If Australia was run by we the people, we would require our govts to hold referendums on all major issues. [...]
Same can be said for the TPP (' Treacherous Pernicious Plague') or the free trade deal with China itself -- internationally binding documents, signed in total secrecy, without any public consultation, across governments, over a period of years, with the only vestiges of information coming via "enemies of the state", like Assange and Snowden.
(Who, exactly, are our enemies today...??)
Be it the dubious deals being forged with equally dubious (and dangerous!) parties; the incongruous, seemingly orchestrated rise of primordial barbarian fundamentalist groups; billion-dollar corporations welshing every financial responsibility their lawyers can manipulate for them; or the absurd, unabated influx of refugees into Western nations, certain to foment civil malasie in the coming years -- even the most rationally-minded people must ask themselves: Just what exactly is going on around here?!
Has this environment of deception always existed; only now being exposed due to the emancipation and expedition of information through the agency of the Internet? Or is this some new phenomenon of blatant, in-your-face, nihilist behaviour the TPTB have adopted; perhaps in the knowledge that 'the end' is nigh and there's little need for subtlety any longer...?