Morsels of Morosity

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The March of TyrannyWe’re really baffled by people who believe their partisan political views are their own. It seems that whatever spoon fed message needs to be delivered, the masses willingly eat it up. Or, all sides are being led to drink the Kool-Aid, if you will.

Neither of the two major parties in America are doing the people’s business. It’s been this way for a very long time. The system has been effectively captured. Yeah, we know, we’re probably preaching to the choir, or an empty room.

Links to much greater thought:

How a thug state operates.

And now for something not so completely different (drum roll please), Shadow Lobbying.

Trade agreements, multinational rule, and stealth colonialism.

The origins of NAFTA.

A friendly reminder, let Washington hear your concerns about the TPP. In case you missed them, here are our thoughts on the TPP.

As to our comments on the quote below, “Are you freaking kidding me?” Or, “Do I look that stupid?” That’s alright, we’ll pass.

Michael B. Froman, the president’s trade representative, tried to reassure Democrats on Tuesday that the administration would be sensitive to their concerns about workplace and environmental standards in putting together the new trade pact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. He noted that as a candidate, Mr. Obama promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as Nafta.

“And that’s exactly what we’re doing in TPP, upgrading our trading relationships not only with Mexico and Canada but with nine other countries as well,” Mr. Froman said in a speech at the Center for American Progress, a liberal research group in Washington.” – NY Times

We think this is positive, but we’re not too sure that we fully believe the assessment. However, we hope the author is right.

The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis (1987)

"The Secret Government is an interlocking network of official functionaries, spies, mercenaries, ex-generals, profiteers and superpatriots, who, for a variety of motives, operate outside the legitimate institutions of government. Presidents have turned to them when ..." (Starting @ 23:21)

"The Secret Government" from CUJourn. A PBS production with Bill Moyers. Further info.

Yet another warning ... *sigh* ...
and it seems not much has changed.

Inequality for All

If you have Netflix, it is available there.
It's well worth your time.

Could You Pass?

The Upside

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