TPP The End of Rule of Law and Final Solution, Rule By Lawyers?

I had not heard of new international trade agreement the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) it has become standard for many important national and international agreements the actual agreements are being done in secret with little oversight. TPP is a pending free trade agreement between the US, Canada, Mexico, Singapore and seven other countries.

The two winners of this agreement sound like they will be corporations and lawyers. Corporations by winning the right to overrule local national laws and win large financial settlements and the lawyers who get paid to not only to negotiate but to also rule as the arbitrators on those settlements. Can you say conflict of interest?

When a nation’s laws can be ignored and the will of corporations and the will of lawyers who work for corporation are the only thing that matters in a dispute there is no rule of law any longer. I can’t imagine any more self-serving greed motivated structure, but I’m sure another one is in the works.

The short video cover some of the basic concepts an important things to consider if this is a good idea or an extremely bad one.

The second video I came across again just the other day and it is a clear reminder how the world works and how it is perceived by those in the corporate and political realms. This TPP seems to be one near final step to be implemented making this 1976 film clip not only the stated being but the new law.

Senator Elizabeth Warren TPP ISDS Feb 26 2015

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Network (1976) – Ned Beatty – “The World is a Business”

Transcript of Network segment:

Network (1976) – Peter Finch
Arthur Jensen tells Howard how the world really works.

You have meddled with the primary forces of nature, Mr Beale, and I won’t have it! Is that clear?

You think you merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case. The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tide and gravity. It is ecological balance.

You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no Third Worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems. One vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multi-varied, multi-national dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rands, rubles, pounds and shekels.

It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic, and sub-atomic and galactic structure of things today.

And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature. And you will atone.

Am I getting through to you, Mr Beale?

You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy.

There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today.

What do you think the Russians talk about in their Councils of State? Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, mini-max solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do.

We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bye-laws of of business. The world is a business, Mr Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime.

And our children will live, Mr Beale, to see that … perfect … world in which there is no war nor famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company for whom all men will work to serve a common profit. In which all men will hold a share of stock.

All necessities provided. All anxieties tranquilized. All boredom amused.