- Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 09:46
This is EU democratic oversight in action:
Trade agreements take us further into unaccountable dictatorship of the European Union.
TPP, TISA and TTIP agreements are massive Corporate power grabs dressed up as trade deals
The TPP, TISA (and TTIP in Europe) agreements are massive Corporate power grabs dressed up as trade deals in order to get them passed by national assemblies without too much in the way of public protest.
Their primary purpose is to undermine National Sovereignty and enhance transnational Corporate rule.
They do this by transferring regulatory powers from elected National (and local) governments to transnational arbitration panels (ISDS) which are comprised of lawyers which will be appointed by the major Corporations that are writing the deals.
Arbitrary, unaccountable power operates globally through insidious means, permeating every facet of our lives. In health, it manifests itself in misleading "authoritative" research on which potentially lethal decisions are made.
BRICS and Brexit Countries: Secrets of the Crypt by Jon Rappoport
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” –Marcia Angell, MD, New York Review of Books, 2009
The corrosion and subversion of democracy permeates the bureaucratic machine which functions primarily to serve power rather than people. Arbitrary laws emerge without democratic oversight.
UK govt admits it pulled 10-year file-sharing jail sentence out of its arse by Kieren McCarthy
'Unpublished research' the punishment was based on? Yeah, we made it up
So rather than get too exercised about yesterday's UK local elections or the theatre of the US presidential election, we should focus on what really matters and how we retrieve power from the unaccountable system.
An unconditional citizens dividend would start to liberate us to think independently of the system. As Critical Thinker Janos describes it: "we are like a person tied to a chair in a room; we cannot free ourselves to see what's happening outside the room". As long as our means to life is tied to compliance with the system, we cannot think impartially or act independently. A citizens dividend would be a great first step and will get us to the realisation that we, the people, can solve many of the world's problems rather than rely on the arbitrary power of the system. As long as we are beholden to the system, we are enslaved.