ATTENTION C.D. Editors:
Also, it was repeated in the opening sentence:
“Free trade”: The elites are selling it but the public is longer buying it."
Please fix the heading: It should read: "But the public is NO longer buying it." (I don't think the public ever did "buy it." What was determined in secret and treated like some kind of national security apparatus hardly called for any public input.)
Essentially, these treaties are being shoved down our throats. Fortunately, opposition to corporations as odious as Monsanto (along with those as environmentally unsound as Exxon) is escalating in many of the nations theoretically onboard to sign off on the public's right to safety... added to the last vestiges of free choice.
Human beings by and large do no want these oppressive trade treaties that trade away the rights of people to sue corporations for malfeasance and harm so that a few already very rich persons can continue their rape, pillage, and plunder of this precious planet's most irreplaceable natural resources.
And this, when earth mother is already exhibiting major expressions of climatic overload.
I heard an interview on Public Radio where a Democratic union guy was speaking up about his opposition to these felonious (would-be, in a functioning Democracy) trade deals; but he said he couldn't give his name. He said that as a union member, he was not allowed to speak out about this!
If unions that lean Democratic go for Hillary Clinton, they are signing their own death warrants... no different from obeying Jim Jones' "electric Kool-Aid acid test."