reply to post by Warchief666
Thanks for posting this Warchief666 even though it's extremely troubling,
I've heard of the TPP for a while but didn't pay much attention to it until now. Without attacking Tony Abbott's character and going off topic as I
do not like him much but recognize he is a puppet and very close to individuals like Rupert Murdoch, I knew voting him in would be a serious mistake.
No way I could have fathomed an Australian PM jumping straight on board a disgusting "Partnership" and new set of laws that restrict personal
freedoms and has "Investor-State Dispute Settlements"..
Those four words sound very insidious.
I have a suspicion some of these investor-states if internet censorship and coal fracking are involved that they could be corporate entities like News
Corp (Murdoch), and Hancock Prospecting Pty Limited owned by Gina Rinehart who also is the majority shareholder of Fairfax Media.
Perhaps the illusion of a "foreign interest" into opening these coal seam fracking sites and implementing a tighter grip on the internet in
Australia would appear to be "part of Australia's negotiating position" as said by Abbott proposed by another country in the TPP but is actually
coming from Murdoch and Rinehart who definitely have gains to be made if the TPP is successful.
Murdoch and Rinehart are international players anyway due to their already considerable global influence but they are native born Australians. Of
course players from these other countries could have their own interests I cannot see how Rinehart and Murdoch would not.
Pure speculation on my behalf but I don't trust them for actions they have taken or things they have said in the past...
(Such as Murdoch's disgusting influence over our elections last month and front page Newspaper cheerleading for Tony Abbott and derogation toward
former PM Kevin Rudd which started petitions in Australia in protest against News Corp, and Rinehart's equally distasteful statements about lowering
minimum wages and her attitude which shows her thirst for corporate profit and lack of concern about a whole new generation of impoverished
I'm an Australian and I see an Australian American CEO, Australian mining magnate and even our own elected Australian Prime Minister targeting their
own people. Not so much surprised at the CEO and mining magnate but a democratically elected Australian Prime Minister targeting Australian's makes
I feel slightly vindicated I did note vote for Abbott and the Coalition. Because I have in the past but now only vote not to receive the fine.
I'm not a Labor supporter and reject the two party preferred system here or anywhere. Two party preferred is a farce and Labor could have signed this
TPP just as well as the Coalition. Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd have lied and reneged on promises in the past and had routinely betrayed their own
party members so we were not necessarily safe from the TPP under a Labor Government. I think it was going to happen anyway it seems that a lot of
momentum and corporate weight is pushing this, domestically and internationally.
Sickening, I hope my speculations are totally wrong.