In a previous article dated March 25th 2014, entitled ‘Is the world paying today the bill for a Wrong Theory?’ I wrote:
“Next Wednesday, Barak Obama will be in Brussels trying to sell Ttip (Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investments Protocol) to the Western Old Economies. In an aggressive move, hoping to succeed in joining the two banks of the Atlantic into a strong economic bloc of Free Trade. He’s going armed with one ‘Ace’ and an ‘Atout’. His Ace id the TPP; or Trans-Pacific Partnership. A protocol, which opens a free trade zone for the USA and 11 states from both sides of the Pacific Ocean.”
Today, I will try to draw your attention on how such partnerships or protocols as they prefer, were planned and designed only to heal the ills of a declining economy of a super-power in obvious difficulty. Hence, the importance to reproduce, in Europe, the old Bi-Polar pattern left behind from the Cold War era.
Reading carefully the protocol, and once all tariffs and customs barriers would fall and vanish from the Trans-Atlantic free trade zone, we will realise its immediate consequences:
Ø Many constitutional normative conquests risk being swept away. It is not by chance that the multinational corporations are secretly negotiating cross mergers and aggressive take-overs, away from any democratic tool of control (behind closed doors in economic forums); and publicly in the stock exchange markets (just take a closer look on last week’s Big Pharma bond and share acquisitions) to initiate new monopolising cartels.
Ø Europe have fought for decades to establish laws and rights, that are now under attack. The health rights, the environment care, penalties for polluting firms risk total banishment. All health care systems, will be open for the free market, thus only profits shall prevail over social demands. The banner example is the current assault, of the multinational pharmaceutical producers, to control the market of Low Cost Generic Medicines.
Ø Taxes are also at risk. Being the tool to sustain the slim community’s balance, and to use as a defensive measure against speculative operations and climatic degrade (as the tax on financial transitions or that on the emission of carbon dioxide).
In a fast changing world, moving in the shade of a mysterious New Order, should these be the worries of a dormant Europe; what should be ours, people and governments of a Comatose Third World? Those chronically addicted to financial aids, loans and technical assistances imposed by an IMF, a WB or even an EUB.
None at all!! As long as insignificant soap operas, football matches and cheap art forms performances are our daily cultural features; produced and aired intentionally to keep us hypnotically anchored to the screens. This Cultural Curfew (I coined this term, thus copyright is due), that is fogging our minds, becomes the real obstacle keeping our new generations vulnerably defenceless and helpless, in the claws of the web’s hazards and those of its social networks.
Our elders long ago once said: Who marries my mother, I’d call my Uncle. That is how we inherited the sarcasm by which to convert our misfortunes into happy events to live with and by. By which we accept foreign occupation, poverty or tyranny. Self-convinced that they are acceptable unchangeable destiny.. Meant to be! Forgetting that as such we are becoming separate islands, living afar from one another; not actually sharing together our problems and pains. Believing that few words of comfort will ease any ache.
Well.. We are wrong. Because those multinational pharmaceutical firms, will only finance researches producing quick and long lasting profits. They will not care to invest in finding cures for rare pathologies. They are more interested in containing the effects of such pathologies, by providing very expensive and exclusive drugs; rather than completely curing them. For they define the patient a CLIENT, that must be kept alive, but unhealed, the longest possible.
And the multinational industries, controlling banks, will never allow us the free access to modern technology. They would rather trade some short term consuming type knowledge for our natural resources: work force, fertile soil, lands, minerals, water, oil and gas.Pass On The Word.