It's been a bad week for the Canada-EU trade deal known as CETA. In Germany, over 300,000 protestors marched against the deal on Saturday – and they were joined by demonstrators in cities across Europe and Canada. Warfare has broken out in Germany's main centre-left party, the SPD, where the grassroots are attempting to force the party leadership to take a position against the deal.
I thought that all Western countries were democracies?
Democracies owned by corporations are democracies in name only.
Back in the twentieth century we called corporate control of government fascism.
All trade deals are about corporate profits and never about job creation or loss...They dont care...about us never have never will, looking out for our jobs is not in their SOP...They pay politicians to take the heat for these trade deals and to it sell to us as being ok and good for prosperity(The term prosperity mean for the 1%)...Politicians come and go but the trade deals will still be there....We must defeat TPP before it is passed.....Hind site is a term I hate to see...That means it is to late.
There are many processes that are at play today and all of the are bad, such as neoliberalism, globalization, financialization of our economy, the Federal Reserve Bank that is not Federal but the bank in the US that creates our money out of thin air in the form of debt that is owed to private bankers that we the taxpayers are responsible for paying off and has no reserve at all, privatization of profit and socialization of risks and pollution of the environment by our corporations. Then the revolving door between private corporate, financial and media management and politicians, our military leaders, regulatory and security agencies. Corporate management of education and the reduction of collegiate standards at all levels of education to suppress the ability for critical thinking and loss of the humanities leading to the worship of money over all things and loss of spiritualism, empathy and respect for life.
If there is a place in history where this all started it may be this:
A small introduction to the topic I hope will seize your imagination:
"February 1891, three men were engaged in earnest conversation in London. From that conversation were to flow consequences of the greatest importance for the British Empire and to the world as a whole.” "Three staunch British Imperialists who met in London that day, Cecil Rhodes, William Stead and Lord Esher, were soon joined by Lords Rothschild, Salisbury, Rosebery and Milner, men whose financial, political, and administrative powers set them apart." "The above named elites drew up a plan for a secret society that aimed to renew the bond between Great Britain and the United States  and bring all habitable portions of the world under their influence and control." "Great financiers frequently used their fortunes to influence questions of peace and war and control politics for profit. Cecil Rhodes was different. He was determined to use his vast fortune not simply to generate ever-increasing profit, but to realize his dream, a dream he shared with his co-conspirators. Rhodes turned the profit objective on its head and sought to amass great wealth into his secret society in order to achieve political ends, to buy governments and politicians, buy public opinion and the means to influence it. He intended that his wealth should be used to grasp control of the world, secretly. Secrecy was the cornerstone. They have since been referred to obliquely in speeches and books as “The Money Power”, “The Hidden Power” or “the men behind the curtain”. All of these labels are pertinent, but we have called them, collectively, the Secret Elite. The Secret Elite influence on education was chiefly visible at the exclusive English private schools, Eton and Harrow, and at Oxford University, especially All Souls and Balliol Colleges. This immensely rich and powerful group was given intellectual approval and inspiration by the philosophy of John Ruskin, professor of fine arts at Oxford. He spoke to the Oxford undergraduates as members of the privileged ruling class, telling them that they possessed a magnificent tradition of education, rule of law and freedom. He championed all that was finest in the public service ethic, duty and self-discipline, and believed that English ruling class tradition should be spread to the masses across the empire. " "Behind such well-serving words lay a philosophy strongly opposed to the emancipation of woman, and had no time for democracy" "Ruskin advocated that control of the state should be placed in the hands of a small ruling class. Social order was to be built upon the authority of superiors, imposing upon their inferiors an absolute, unquestioning obedience. He was repelled by the notion of levelling between the classes and by the disintegration of the “rightful” authority of the ruling class." "Ruskin’s philosophy was music to the ears of the elitists. It gave their lust for global power the blessing of academic approval. What they did, they would claim, was not for them, but for mankind." "nspired by Ruskin, Cecil Rhodes and his accomplices created the secret society with an inner core of trusted associates called “The Society of the Elect”, who unquestionably knew that they were members of an exclusive cabal devoted to taking and holding power on a world-wide basis." " A second outer ring, larger and quite fluid in its membership, was named “The Association of Helpers”. At this level members might not have known that they were an integral part of, or inadvertently being used by, a secret society."
"The man who exposed the secret society, Carroll Quigley (1910 – 1977), was the highly esteemed professor of history at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University , and a lecturer at Princeton and Harvard. He revealed that the organisation was able to “conceal its existence quite successfully, and many of its most influential members… are unknown even to close students of British History”. "Quigley’s greatest contribution to our understanding of modern history came with his books, The Anglo-American Establishment and Tragedy and Hope, A History of the World in Our Time. The former was written in 1949 but only released after his death. His disclosures placed him in such potential danger from an Establishment backlash that it was never published in his lifetime." "Unknown persons removed his major work, Tragedy and Hope, from the bookstore shelves in America , and it was withdrawn from sale without any justification soon after its release. The book’s original plates were unaccountably destroyed by Quigley’s publisher, the Macmillan Company, who, for the next six years “lied, lied, lied” to him and deliberately misled him into believing that it would be reprinted.  Why? What pressures obliged a major publishing house to take such extreme action? Quigley stated categorically that powerful people had suppressed the book because it exposed matters that they did not want known. The reader has to understand that we are discussing individuals whose power, influence and control were unrivalled."
This cabal has succeeded and runs the world today!