Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Did the Party Faithful Cheer and Applaud the Loss of National Sovereignty and more...?

Did the Party Faithful Cheer and Applaud the Loss of National Sovereignty and more...?
By Stephen J. Gray

“This transatlantic trade deal is a full-frontal assault on democracy...It would allow a secretive panel of corporate lawyers to overrule the will of parliament and destroy our legal protections. Yet the defenders of our sovereignty say nothing.” – George Monbiot, The Guardian, U.K. Nov. 4, 2013. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/04/us-trade-deal-full-frontal-assault-on-democracy

[Note: The above words could also apply to the Canada, E.U. trade deal. It has been touted as a “template” for the TTIP.]

I watched a speech recently by a political leader at a convention and listened to the cheers and the applause. The leader addressed the assembled party faithful as “friends,” numerous times, and they cheered with delight his every word.
The leader boasted of signing  The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) that was negotiated in “secret.” [1] Though some details have now been tabled.
The people of the country have been told they will not get to vote on it. Their country is being “integrated” economically with numerous other countries, with a possible loss of national sovereignty and these true believers cheered!  Even though their “leader” is on record as saying this about national sovereignty: I know some people don’t like it, it’s a loss of national sovereignty” [2]
Meanwhile, another “secretive” trade deal [3] is being negotiated, that reportedly is also a danger to national sovereignty.  Therefore, one has to ask: Are the party members happy in their ignorance? Do they care more for their leader than their country?

“And the negotiations over CETA could be used as a template for future trade deals, most obviously the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership [TTIP] between the United States and the EU, discussion of which began in July.” The Economist, October 26, 2013.

Their leader also boasted of his party’s “law and order” agenda and protection for “victims.” And the true believers cheered. Meanwhile, in their “civilized” country 491 babies [4] were born alive after abortionists failed to kill them. It would appear that there is “no law and order” for these tiny innocents. The country has no law on the protection of pre-born human life and the leader of the party does not want to speak of “when human life begins.” And still, the party members applaud this person. Is this a leader who couldn’t care less about innocent human life?  Are the party members wilfully blind to this heinous atrocity that has been committed? Do they have functioning consciences? Do they see no evil and hear no evil amongst their camaraderie?

“The forces of Evil have begun their decisive offensive, you can feel their pressure, and yet your screens and publications are full of prescribed smiles and raised glasses. What is the joy about?”
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Still, the “joy” is almost overpowering about the “hidden” and “secretive” trade deals. Most of the corporate media are going ga-ga over them. The party faithful cheer and applaud in unison while their country’s national sovereignty appears to be signed away. And the people of the country will not be allowed to vote on these deals, that have been called a,

Stephen J. Gray
November 5, 2013.


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