it’s time to take down the “for sale” sign

Obama Trade Document Leaked, Revealing New Corporate Powers And Broken Campaign Promises

A draft agreement leaked Wednesday shows the Obama administration is pushing a secretive trade agreement that could vastly expand corporate power and directly contradict a 2008 campaign promise by President Obama. A U.S. proposal for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact between the United States and eight Pacific nations would allow foreign corporations operating in the U.S. to appeal key regulations to an international tribunal. The body would have the power to override U.S. law and issue penalties for failure to comply with its ruling. We speak to Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, a fair trade group that posted the leaked documents on its website. "This is not just a bad trade agreement," Wallach says. "This is a ‘1 percent’ power tool that could rip up our basic needs and rights."
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take down the “for sale” sign …

the re-upping of the patriot act; the constant gifts and giving in to the banksters; the ndaa; indefinite detentions; guantanamo still going strong; drone killings; off shore assassinations of american citizens; continued spying on american citizens; continuance of the “bush tax cuts”; H.R. 347’s weakening of the first amendment; making it legal for police and military to use drones to spy on americans in america; pointless wars and military police actions; gutting of the constitution; avoiding the prosecution of the war criminals from the bush cabal; appointing geithner, paulson, et al to fix the economic mess they created; ceding a “single payer option” to the giant pharmas and insurance industry so as to get a health care act that hands over every single american to the insurance conglomerate’s rolls; re-upping the offshore drilling; giving in on the keystone pipeline project even though it will only benefit the oil industry, and may actually do grave harm to the environment world-wide; little or no action on the housing and mortgage crises; and on, and on, and on …the list seems to grow daily
and it’s the same in canada, britain and europe … and it’s spreading fast …

is it any wonder that the american public can’t tell the difference between the two parties any more? …
is there any difference between the two parties? …
or, are they the same party with two different faces, designed to just fool the electorate for the benefit of the oligarchy that seems to have a stranglehold on the country? …
do they just differentiate in their path to destruction, while the outcome remains the same? …
some days, one really has to wonder …
don’t get me wrong, even with all of this, i still wouldn’t vote for a republican if my life depended on it …
i honestly believe that their path to the future is not one i would wish on my children …
hell, i wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemies …

but, maybe it is time that the public stood up in the usa, canada, britain, europe and everywhere else and just said “fuck you, we’re sick of this, we DEMAND you either change immediately, and represent OUR interests, or we want someone new” …
maybe it is time for the people to do something other than just choose the “lesser of two evils” …
maybe it’s time for the people to actually take control of this situation before it is too late …
and that time IS fast approaching, i have no doubt …

and how does the public do that, against the backlash of all the corporate power and money? …
by standing up and being counted …
by each and every one of us repeatedly telling our already elected officials exactly what we want …
by refusing to take no for an answer from them …
by refusing to believe that it can’t change …
by each and every one of us DEMANDING that these things change, and change NOW …
and if they don’t, by removing these people from office and ONLY replacing them with people who will represent us and our wishes …
and if the new guy doesn’t follow through with our wishes, replace him too …

it won’t fix things over night, but if each and every one of us, no exceptions, makes our wishes heard, and our anger felt, then sooner or later, and i’m betting sooner, we will get representatives that listen to us and not the moneyed interests …
and how do we do this? …
by getting in the face of your elected officials, regularly, and consistently … and incessantly …
by being armed with information and facts …
by calling the liars “liars” and the shills “shills” …
by refusing to quit, until we get real representation …
by VOTING! …
so, get informed …
get upset …
get involved in any way you can …
get relentless …
mobilize, organize and take action … 
and get at it …

and if you get tired, or disillusioned, then stop, look over at your children or your grand children, remember why this is the most important thing you will EVER do, and get back to it …
and start now! …
”we are the many, they are the few” 

 

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