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By Jon Rappoport
TPP: US Congress’ stage play, con game, pretense, parade of cowards
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When puppets dance on the end of a string, they need to exhibit a pretense of freedom once in a while, to keep the customers interested. It’s part of the show. It’s part of the con.
The Congress has now granted Obama “fast-track authority.” What does this actually mean?
It means that, when the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Treaty comes up for consideration soon, this gargantuan Globalist takeover of 12 national governments cannot be amended. It cannot be filibustered. From the time the TPP is introduced, no more than 90 days can elapse before the House and Senate cast their yes or no votes.
Most people concede that the passage of fast-track ensures the passage of the TPP, but of course this isn’t so.
Nothing would prevent the Congress from voting the TPP down, especially and because the contents of the Treaty are secret. The public isn’t informed of the details.
Any US legislator with a trace of courage would do just that—vote it down.
The legislators may takes notes in the sealed room, but they can’t keep their notes. They can’t make copies. They can’t discuss what they’ve read with the press or the public.
Again, on that basis alone, any legislator with a shred of honor would vote no on the Treaty.
And no on secrecy.
If a member of Congress did break omertà and reveal to the public what he read in the sealed room, he would be violating Executive Branch regulations on classified data (“national security”), and he could be arrested.
Well, that is exactly what a Senator or Representative who, with courage and honor, opposes the TPP, should welcome. An arrest? He should celebrate it.
First of all, no sitting legislator is going to receive a stiff prison sentence for violating secrecy in this instance.
Second, by being arrested, he would become a popular hero overnight and force the issue of secrecy into the global spotlight.
Third, the whole idea of the Executive Branch forcing legislators to maintain secrecy on a trade treaty is egregiously illegal—and the arrest of an honorable legislator would set up a potential Constitutional crisis. Which is exactly what this country needs.
What crisis? Ever heard of the Separation of Powers? The Constitution was established to create three branches of government—Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary. The powers of each serve as a check and balance on the others, to prevent the federal government from becoming…exactly what it is today: a bloated, fungal, expanding force dominating the states and the people.
The Executive Branch telling the Legislative Branch it can’t disclose the contents of a trade treaty to the press and public is a draconian overstep of its power and a clear violation of separation of powers.
The fact that not one of these Senators or Representatives has revealed all he knows about the TPP, in order to correct this fundamental violation (and gotten arrested), is an absolute signal that they’re all faking it.
Faking it. In broad daylight.
A few legislators have alluded to what they’ve read in the sealed room—small pieces of it. But that’s it. That’s the extent of their “outrage.”
The rest is all bullshit of the highest order.
Those Senators and Representatives who will eventually vote no on the TPP know very well that the majority will vote yes. So their no votes won’t mean a thing, except for gaining a bit of publicity and perhaps currying a bit of favor with their constituency back home.
The Executive Branch, under Obama, is actually providing an ideal opportunity for any honorable legislator. By classifying the TPP as “secret,” a Senator or Representative can get himself arrested and “jump the fence.” He can cause a massive uproar.
He can also force his colleagues in the House and Senate to rally to his defense—or expose themselves as corrupt disloyal cowards.
It’s a perfect situation for any legislator with courage.
But there are no takers.
They’re all fakers. Including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Rand Paul.
These three know their opposition to the TPP doesn’t mean a thing. They know they could go further and spill all the secrets they know, at a press conference, and state in no uncertain terms that they dare the President to have them arrested.
But they won’t do it.
They’re part of what amounts to an unconstitutional “federal collective,” a club of little insiders, and they won’t break those chains.
Even when doing so would catapult themselves into the stratosphere as heroes.
Can you imagine it? Every day one of them spends in jail, his/her staff would be issuing statements to the press demanding the restoration of separation of powers.
And the headlines? And stories?
“Bernie keeps spilling secrets in jail!”
“It’s been revealed that Bernie Sanders, in his cell, is telling his guards everything he knows about the details of the TPP. He won’t shut up. We have a report that the guards have been given soundproof ear pads to wear. Bernie is scratching details of the TPP on the walls of his cell with his fingernails…”
Now THAT’S a stage play.
I’d pay to see that play.
That play would wake a lot of people up.
And for those who, even then, would refuse to fathom what’s going on…back to your snoozefest. Everything is wonderful. The State loves you. The State spies on you because it loves you. The State needs people just like you.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.