What a wonderful day + TPP rant + warnings

Each day I meet people who are tuned in to what’s really happening, and solutions for the earth, or the peace movement, or the racist pigs known as cops (ok all police are not racist, but all black men are not criminals either).

These questions and even the horrors of police-as-murderers pale compared to what will happen if the trans pacific partnership becomes a reality.  There are bad trade deals and then there are horrific trade deals and then there’s the trans pacific partnership.  As if GATT 2, the WTO and the current globalized profit machine weren’t draconian enough, along comes TPP with the ability to disrupt and put into wage-slavery millions of more Asians, while stealing 10 maybe 20 million more jobs from productive hard-working Americans.

We don’t know much as, for the first time ever, the negotiations have been going on in secret (this and other proof makes me believe Obama is a card carrying tri-literalist, with a degree in lying and a masters in sucking up to big money, and an apocalyptic view of the future type PhD.  to go along with being a constitutional scholar who refuses to end the Patriot act.  What does he have against Habeas Corpus? (FEMA CAMPS, enough said)

He’s a Freemason,and as such can easily say in public “I( would never sign a deal that would hurt American workers.  This trade deal will bring more jobs to the USA.” while offering corporations tax CUTS for every job they ship to their own plants that pay 14 cents to 53 cents per hour in Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, etc.  Well North Korea anyway.

Ever heard of the Gaiseong Industrial Campus in North Korea?  88 South Korean companies have set up shop there with 200+ waiting for the green light.  Why?  how does $67 a month in pay for highly trained technical science and research workers sound for cheap labor?!?

The Late Kim Jung Il (“dad” of the man who has killed all his potential rivals p9ublically including his UNCLE!) finally found out about this scheme thanks to an interview I had with the man whelped President Noh invent Gaiseong.  I found out a lot and wrote in a local magazine in South Korea when I was a journalist/professor there.

Reunification of Korea is still a hot idea, and this was a first step, but powers way beyond Pyung Yang made sure Gaiseong was closed (for a while) and the concept of opening up North Korea as an almost heavenly haven for cheap labor have dimmed.  Of course the industrialist still have their eyes on it. North Korea, should it ever become rational, would be the last-best mega spot for ultra cheap labor.

The Philippines, Indonesia (Nike) and the rest of Asia are being tapped only at the rate that they can comply with free trade deals, and the TPP is a WHOPPER.

Not just trade, but the compliance by governments to rules that fly in the face of their ability to help their own people should remind internationalists of Greece and all the other countries suffering under Germany’s austerity measures imposed from the north. of Europe where there is still JUST BARELY enough money to keep Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, now France, and Italy solvent and the Euro alive.  Should all or some pull out (as England now threatens to do) the Euro concept will die quickly and the poorer countries will, as usual, have devalued currencies, meaning the powerhouse economies won’t be able to sell their goods to the poor anymore.

This will happen in the USA, and has already started, once our job base can no longer support the economy by spending.  IN 1972 we switched from a producing country to a consuming country, meaning we consume more than we produce, and of course this has gotten much worse since then as viewable by our insane trade imbalance no one gives a hoot about. sixty seven percent (67) of our economy is based on what we spend.  That means debt at the personal corporate and national government levels is through the roof.

Chine bails us out by gobbling up this debt so they can continue to have a place to sell their goods.  China in the form of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) now owns over 22% of the mortgages on our homes in the USA. They hire Citibank or whomever to still service the loans so we have no way of knowing which mortgages they’ve bought up.  We also work 9 weeks’ worth of taxes to pay the national debt off.  So if your house is mortgaged by the P{BOC and you pay half your pay to you mortgage that would be 25 weeks to the PBOC and 9 more to the Chinese government via the tax, adding to 34 weeks per year working for China.  HELLO?  Anything scary about these prospects?

Refer to Stiglitz’s new book and his work for a long time that earned him a Nobel Prize in economics. four major changes in the tax code, including  no more inheritance tax have changes the USA forever since 1980.  These changes caused our massive national debt (along with wars, of course) and  an economy that has become more productive and prosperous now moves all the gains in productivity to the top 1 or 2% instead of growing the middle class as it used to. This obvious fact: if we went back to the 1979 tax code we never would have grown the national debt to the point it is now.  Reagan alone tripled the national debt from 1 to 3 trillion and then it was off to the races, as the mega rich were excused from paying taxes, and the middle class got shoved down via job exports, automation + telecommunications  and the tax code.  Some say our middle class has shrunk from 70% of our population to 40% with the remainder being pushed down not up, of course.

The answer is to give up protesting against it, as we can’t stop.  Whole governments can’t stop it, meaning globalization.  The answer is to farm.  It’s that simple.  The USA has plenty of farm land, and we need to form collectives and buy distressed farms and allow the farmers to stay on and work with us to prevent GMOs to take over entirely.

Wes Jackson and the Land Institute can explain how much of your land has to be planted with  how much of your land has to be planted with non-edibles in order to save our topsoil More and more of us need to go back to the land, otherwise agri-business will buy it all up “GMO” it and sell us food at a price that keeps shareholders happy.  ha  $1.00 or more per apple?

Farm ho!  more info below

http://www.stiglitz.com

http://finderscheapers.com/product-price/The-Price-of-Inequality-Joseph-E-Stiglitz-0393345068-9780393345063-BFEPK6J6C9HG

and

http://www.landinstitute.org/

37 ways to un-rig the U.S. economy so it no longer favors the rich – Salon.com.

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