The Obama Wrecking Ball – A Final Legacy Component

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Through six and half years of confounding ignorance sprinkled with moments of resolute Nation destruction, America has endured an attack on it’s aspirations at the hands of a hateful Administration.   Heading into the final gasps of the Obama/Jarrett regime, the United States is about to be slammed with a potentially unremovable dagger in the heart of its freedom.

The clandestine Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will erect a multinational superstructure ruled by too-big-to-fails, which will induce a giant vacuum to suck the remnants of Freedom still thinly dispersed across the country.  A vengeful President considers these remaining fragments of Freedom, as just littering residue left over from the Nation’s Founders through a hitherto sacrosanct 1787 Document to now be disposed of as so much rubbish to the heap of history.  Obama will be the most Nation reshaping President in history.

You would be justified in assuming that because this agreement is being negotiated under the bias and partisan intolerance of Obama and Jarrett, who have consistently been predisposed to misrepresentation, this segment of their progeny cannot be trusted.

Don’t let the legacy advancers seduce you with false promises of greater access to foreign markets, or more durable intellectual property protection. Don’t be enticed by concepts like harmonization of regulatory regimes. Do you really think we need harmonization with the kleptocrats defiling Brunei and Vietnam?  This secretive treaty has been bestowed “fast tracking” by a Congress which had no idea what it contained when it pulled the ‘yes’ lever.

The rest of us will just sit on the sidelines witnessing a replay of the Obamacare, “pass it so you can read it” strategy.  Sadly, as I have noted previously, this fast tracking was applauded by Cruz, Ryan and Rubio, which brings into question their conservative principles, as well as their common sense.

As I also noted elsewhere previously, We have zero balanced free trade, and sporadic impositions of tariffs resulting from occasional special interest pressures, do not ‘balance’ bring.”  

The TPP agreement will bring to the world the concept of Corporate Sovereignty. Remember this sociopathic term, Corporate Sovereignty, because the full meaning of its ruthless recklessness will touch your life directly.

Corporate Sovereignty, in the form of Too-big-to-fails, has been in our midst and has controlled our destinies for some decades. TPP will put this control on steroids.  The added power of the President’s bully pulpit peddling TPP, bent on vanquishing a Nation where the last real vestiges of human Freedom remain, will provide multinationals with capacity to affect your rights.

Corporate sovereignty trampling through your individuality, your privacy, and your bank account, will come in numerous forms including the form of international tribunals convened at their behest. Multinational companies disagreeing with a country’s laws will be able to override national laws and regulations from somewhere atop a distant ephemeral wave in the middle of the Pacific, to impose monetary sanctions.  Hark, . . . from somewhere in the ether — far from elected positions, political structures, or judicial systems, “you will pay or you will change your laws.”  Local regulations will no longer be allowed to infringe on multinational Corporate Sovereignty profits.

The TPP will not be about “free trade,” since we don’t don’t need more free trade of the kind America already has with Mexico.  Sure, there will be some more offshoring, but there isn’t really much more to offshore.  What is really in play here is Freedom —  Individual freedom, your freedom, and it is being surrendered with the full approval and thrust of this Administration.

Under TPP, for example, what you write, what you create, which will inevitably find its way to the internet, you know, that international ubiquitous digital highway where everything lives permanently, yah, that, will expose you to censorship, and even to criminal charges.   Dare you say anything that exposes or grates on a Corporate Sovereign, and the new world order will be knocking on your door with the help of your internet provider.

Any surprise that TPP has been negotiated in secret?  No, given Obama’s proclivities, however, it is astonishing that it has been “fast tracked.”   Multinational wallets must have lavished enough cash on Washington to crush common sense.

When the full impact of TPP finally progresses to the reveal, regardless what the subversive and dishonest media pretends, it will prove to be a legacy of betrayal.

A constituent of the vast baby boomer generation with a career which has been fortunate to know the ponderous corporate worlds, as well as the intimately pressurized, and invigorating entrepreneurial domains of high tech and venture capital, I have harvested my share of mistakes meandering through corridors of enterprise from Silicon Valley, to London and endless, colourful, sometimes praetorian points in between. The voyage has provided an abundance of fodder for a pen yielding to an inquisitive keyboard, a foraging mind, and a passionate spirit. Whether political or business or social or economic or personal, is it not all political? It is a privilege to write, and an even greater privilege to be read by anyone, and sometimes with the wind at my back the writing may occasionally be legible. I do not write to invite scorn, nor to invite respect, but if I get really lucky the writing can stimulate thinking. I also write for the very selfish purpose of animating my own processes, and engaging the best of what life offers. Above all, whether biting fire or swatting shadows, I am grateful to be gifted the freedom to write and publish whatever flows down to the keyboard. To all those who enabled this freedom, and to all those standing guard to preserve it, I am indebted.

21 Responses to “The Obama Wrecking Ball – A Final Legacy Component”

  1. 2

    Nanny G

    When I first started hearing about TPP I read that the Chamber of Commerce was all for it.
    Only as time went by did I learn that MY local Chamber of Commerce organization is focused on Main Street issues.
    It is when we are discussing the U.S. (National) Chamber of Commerce that we have to switch from discussing Main Street to discussing global financial markets.

    Because the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is focused on global financial markets there is an inherent disconnect from those who operate on Wall Street level, and those who operate domestically on Main Street issues.

    It has been an education for me to learn of this utter disconnect.

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce could care less about how TPP’s policies affect businesses at the Main Street level.

    They, because they think globally, like Obama, cannot think in terms of how their policies would prevent the creating of a bigger pie. They only are concerned with getting themselves a bigger piece of a static-sized pie.

    I note that today Obama is hinting he won’t sign TPP into law until AFTER the 2016 election!
    Playing it safe.
    Giving his chicken Legislative Branch cover.

    But, at the same time, it gives us time to affect the votes of individual Congressmen and Senators.
    We need to use this time well.

  2. 5

    Artfldgr

    subscriber

    @john: Isn’t Raider a bit wordy?

    Only to those more recently edumacated by the neo liberal “improved” education system in which the new average reading level is 5th grade… unlike when i was a kid and books for teens were written at college level and cant be read today by many anymore, even business communication has dropped three years since then!!!

    bet thats another history you dont know… (given the last series of your points included a well known wack job, a democrat congressman who was a soviet spy, revisionism, and even not knowing the origins of what you called republican was actually democrat… (like the organization that the democrat spy for the bund was working in )

  3. 6

    Oliver Manuel

    This is the darkest moment in our history before a world-wide awakening to the reality that Max Planck realized in 1944: A “conscious and intelligent Mind” guides the force that holds the spinning subatomic particles [(e-, p+) pairs] together as atoms. That is the Matrix of all matter.”

    In my opinion, that force originates in the Sun’s pulsar core for every atom and every life in the solar system.

    If world leaders and society awaken to the reality of powerlessness over the force that sustains our lives, society will be magically transformed.

    May the force be with us all as America regains its base.

    https://rogerhelmermep.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/plenary-speech-climate-change-october-14th-2015/#comment-35669

  4. 7

    James Raider

    author

    @Nanny G: #2
    You underline the very source of the confusion rattling around in minds which are uninformed and lack common sense, but must walk within the ideological lines drawn for them.

    You’re absolutely right in the need to point-out the disconnect between the Too-big-to-fails and “those who operate domestically on Main Street issues.”

    While my own training wheels were earned in the Too-big-to-fails, I acted on my natural tendencies once I’d learned what I needed to learn, and struck-out on my own to venture into the netherworld of the entrepreneur.

    Those two worlds live in different universes. In the past 25 years we have seen a disproportionate explosion in size and value of those denizens of Corporate Sovereignty, compelled by Wall Street. They have used submissive and incentivized politicians to overwhelm and stifle medium to small companies with a heavy burden of regulation.

    Useful idiots don’t understand the term “regulation” as it applies to businesses. It’s a lie used by their monarchs to ‘pretend’ to be doing something, meanwhile they don’t enforce existing laws.

    Obama is a community organizer, and not a good one at that, who has little clue on any of this, other than to do what he’s told by Wall Street — as you rightly note, . . . . “the Wall Street level.” All he cares about is that it fit his subjugation of America plan.

    Main Street is getting nailed. The vast middle class is getting nailed, and only a couple of Presidential Candidates stand outside that “Wall Street level,” capable of doing anything about it.

    Obama and the Wall Streeters are all guilty of betrayal.

  5. 9

    John

    Federal deficit at an 8 year low
    Inflation so low niw cost increase in Sovial Security pAyments is zero (extremely rare) and Dow up 250% unemployment cut in half
    This is what socialism looks looks like ??

  6. 10

    Bill

    @John: 8 years…. hmmmm, along about the time the Community Reinvestment Act crashed the economy and TARP was approved (which was repaid). Right?

    Meanwhile, from 2004 to 2008, with tax cuts, lots of spending and two wars, Bush had deficits coming down, and he didn’t have to jack them up to $1.4 trillion a year to do it.

  7. 11

    Redteam

    Okay, I read the whole article and all of the comments and I still don’t know how the TPP will impact me.

    Someone above said:

    A “conscious and intelligent Mind” guides the force that holds the spinning subatomic particles [(e-, p+) pairs] together as atoms. That is the “Matrix of all matter.”

    In my opinion, that force originates in the Sun’s pulsar core for every atom and every life in the solar system.

    If world leaders and society awaken to the reality of powerlessness over the force that sustains our lives, society will be magically transformed.

    while that sounds terrible and all that, I’m not sure if the price of a loaf of bread will be impacted or not.

    Now I really don’t understand why someone that pays a brothel $75,000 for a weekend would then be in a life threatening situation, but that will likely impact him more than the TPP will

    So if someone can tell us, in plain language, how the TPP will impact our individual lives, I’d like to hear it. Thanks

  8. 12

    James Raider

    author

    @Redteam: #11
    Because information on this deal is available all over the internet including Wikileaks, my intent in these three articles related to TPP was to take some specific elements and address how they’d impact us, why there’s confusion where there shouldn’t be any, and how some of its supporters are showing their lack of common sense.

    Just because someone is Pro free trade, should not mean automatic support for this deal. It is not about free trade, but is about relinquishing rights and personal freedom to international bodies we do not elect or control.

    Some on the left are against it because they think that just because it is presented as being about free trade it should be rejected since it might send local manufacturing jobs to Asian backwaters. That ship has sailed. For the most part, Jobs that were leaving have already gone and aren’t coming back.

    If you love The Federal Reserve, that offshore banking cabal that is ruining your grandchildren’s lives, then you’ll love this TPP, a NEW offshore too-big-to-fail cabal. I’ve yet to find any potentially positive outcome from this particular Obama dropping.

  9. 13

    Redteam

    @James Raider:

    The letter indicates a wide-ranging privatisation and globalisation strategy within the Agreement which aims to severely restrict “state-owned enterprises” (SOEs). Even an SOE that exists to fulfil a public function neglected by the market or which is a natural monopoly would nevertheless be forced to act “on the basis of commercial considerations” and would be prohibited from discriminating in favour of local businesses in purchases and sales. Foreign companies would be given standing to sue SOEs in domestic courts for perceived departures from the strictures of the TPP, and countries could even be sued by other TPP countries, or by private companies from those countries. Developing countries such as Vietnam, which employs a large number of SOEs as part of its economic infrastructure, would be affected most. SOEs continue to fulfil vital public functions in even the most privatised countries, such as Canada and Australia.

    That is a quote from the Wiki link you provided. It does not tell me how it will affect me. That is typical of everything I read about TPP, that it will affect everyone in several/various ways, but doesn’t tell me how it will do that. I see you didn’t point out any particular way that persons will be impacted.

    You said:

    I’ve yet to find any potentially positive outcome from this particular Obama dropping.

    Have you found a potentially negative outcome and what is it?

    My point is, there is a big bruhaha over this but it’s not clear what the negatives are.
    Are there any SOE’s in the US that we are familiar with?

  10. 14

    retire05

    @John:

    Federal deficit at an 8 year low

    What about the federal debt?

    Inflation so low niw cost increase in Sovial Security pAyments is zero (extremely rare)

    Really? Out of the almost 7 years Obama has been in office, there has been no increase in Social Security payments 3 of those 7 years. Seems it is becoming the norm, not (extremely rare) as you claim.

    and Dow up 250%

    Really? The Dow is at 23,000? Who knew?

    unemployment cut in half

    With a work force that is the lowest it has been since 1978 although there have been millions added to the population.

    This is what socialism looks looks like ??

    Yep. I’m sure it has you thrilled.

    You’re as big an idiot as Greggie Goebbels.

  11. 16

    Nanny G

    @Redteam: Have you found a potentially negative outcome and what is it?

    There is little in public about TPP.
    But let’s take an example from one thing that IS in public: Drug costs.

    As part of the TPP, the United States (and the pharmaceutical lobby) had been pushing to get every country to agree on 12 years of data protection for biologics.
    The final agreement falls somewhere in between, with a period of data exclusivity from at least five to eight years, according to the New York Times.

    This means the agreement will prevent more affordable biosimilars from entering the market for a longer period of time in places that previously had no bar to entry. And the burden of this provision will be felt by the world’s poorest countries

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/business/trans-pacific-partnership-trade-deal-is-reached.html
    http://www.vox.com/2015/10/5/9454511/tpp-cost-medicine
    As to Americans, it means poor patients will have to wait much longer for generics. Some people who are not even poor will be cut off from the best options by their deductibles or their insurers.

  12. 17

    retire05

    @Redteam:

    On January 20, 2009, the DJIA closed at 7949.09 and continued to fall for a period of time until it bottomed out on March 9, 2009. Two and half times that (250 percent) would be actually 19,872.

    And this current market is not one I am happy with. While the left screams “Look at how high the market is going under Obama” it is a false market based on tight profit margins without reinvestment in inventory. History DOES repeat itself.

  13. 18

    Redteam

    @retire05: All your numbers are correct for the dates you mentioned. If I were going to look at the Presidential influence, on the day Obama was ‘elected’, not the day he took office. The market stood at 9138, I would say the big drop to the low in 09 was because of the sad news over him being elected. So the point of applying the 250 increase is arbitrary, I would put if from where it was when he was elected. He can take full credit for the drop from 9138 to the 7000’s.

  14. 19

    Redteam

    @Nanny G: That won’t affect the US. Medicines in the US have patents for approx 20 years, effectively being about 12 years. Notice where they say: ” for a longer period of time in places that previously had no bar to entry. And the burden of this provision will be felt by the world’s poorest countries…” While it will certainly likely raise drug costs in primitive countries, it might also bring them up to some decent standard of care.

    If anyone can find one thing negative, for the US, I’d appreciate you pointing it out.

    Footnote: a patent is granted when the drug is invented, for 20 years, by the time all the trials, etc are completed, they have about 12 years of exclusive marketing.

  15. 20

    James Raider

    author

    @Nanny G:
    Here’s another useful article on TPP — the more is revealed the worse it looks, . . .

    The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP): The Most Criminal Treaty in History

    laws and regulations restraining corporations, will be crippled, essentially permanently, within the TPP area, if TPP gets signed. The benefits to stockholders in international corporations will be that TPP will terrorize member-nations not to raise any given safety, labor, or environmental standard, in addition to (of course) the fine awarded, which the taxpayers of the charged country will pay to the given corporation for the alleged trangression of the terms (which, at least for four years, are secret) of the TTP.

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