by Jerry Alatalo
“Everything secret degenerates; nothing is safe that does not bear discussion and publicity.”
– LORD ACTON (1834-1902) English historian
Those pushing for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – the two largest, ultra-secret trade deals of all time – in the age of the internet are feeling what in military terms is described as “blowback”. Thanks to everyone in the United States and Europe who have demanded the deals become published and available to the public, including elected representatives, before any possible passage can occur. Every man and woman around the world with real concerns about the deceptive manner in which these legal contracts have become foisted on the people must now increase opposition efforts until morality and ethics prevail.
Elected representatives in the United States and Europe who’ve cast their votes in favor of passage owe their constituents both a lot of explaining and a lot of apologizing for going along with such massive deception. A five-year old child has more sense of the difference between right and wrong. To traitorous politicians in America and Europe: the voting public will not forget such clear betrayal of trust, so save yourself the trouble of raising funds for the next election campaign – by your undemocratic actions you’ve sealed and guaranteed your own political fall.
Thanks again to the good citizens and leaders who’ve fought these despicable legal assaults on democracy from day one.
(Thank you to Bernie Sanders at YouTube)