sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as the TPP, is a significant trade treaty with 11 (was 12) Pacific Rim nations that has been designed to create a free trade zone in the Asia-Pacific region. I have no problem with treaties and trade, except that President Obama has made the details of TPP secret. And he wants Congress to pass a classified trade deal before we can know what's in it. 

Where have I heard that before?

The TPP is not COMPLETELY secret since lobbyists and Wall Street executives have helped craft the legislation. It's only secret from the American people.

I thought that Obama promised a transparent presidency?? It's very difficult for Congress to debate a secret trade deal and it's impossible for constituents to approach their elected representatives on an issue that they are not allowed to know about. The impact on businesses that will be effected by this legislation can't be judged (except by the privileged few who crafted it) because it's secret.

Sunday Sermonette


cats become dogs
dogs become cats
This is a brief and possibly trivial examination/rant of progressive thought in the era of Obama and
Hillary.

Trans-Gender is the 'new normal' - Who would have thought that liberals would ever tire of traditional sodomy? But it appears to be true. In order to be totally hip, men must be emasculated and cut to become women (even if they plan to be lesbians) and women must become men. Mere homosexuality is so blasé, so yesterday.

Climate Change - It's the single most brilliant plan in political history. Whoever came up with the notion that you can "tax the weather" and that the simple logic that people are stupid enough to pay the tax, was a genius. In the 1980's there was an overriding concern about global cooling and the threat that it posed. Then the global warming hoax was brought to the forefront by luminaries such as Al Gore, who sold his green company to the Arabs for a paltry $100 million or so. Followed on by climate change, in which any change of climate is proof of the need for a tax --- but that wasn't enough. Not by half. Now it's climate disruption that we are fighting desperately. "Climate disruption" as defined by mankind since the last ice age receded about 15,000 years ago is also known as "weather".
Naturally as you'd expect, anyone who challenges the fact that the climate changes from time to time because of lack of taxation, is an anti-multicultural fascist bent on preserving the big business model of oppression and subjugation.  
From the American Ministry of Truth: Bureaucrats from the Obama Administration explain patiently that conservative, tea party activists, tend to be climate deniers. Their neanderthal natures keep them from recognizing that the primary interrelation between climate and sub-climate effects on humanity necessitates that urgent consideration of the like must utilize and be functionally interwoven with the philosophy of commonality and the application of rigorous measures as the meteorological situational specifications evolve over time. (best controlled by draconian taxation for the purpose of income redistribution to achieve social justice) It’s obvious isn’t it? 
Islam isn't a threat - Which is on par with "trans-gender is the new normal" in terms of its appeal to the progressive left. They refer to it as the "religion of peace". And in the spirit of insanity, queers, who would be put to death instantly (by either beheading or stoning) in any Muslim nation on general principles, support this notion completely. 
I have a plan and I think that Oprah and Michelle Obama surrounded by the "Housewives of Beverly Hills", should lead the charge, flanked by legions of people who enjoy programming on the Bravo cable channel. They need to go to Iran (or Saudi Arabia) and publicly protest, announcing "we're queer and we're here". It would do a lot to enhance their street creds as genuine progressives. 
Killing Babies - Nothing rivals the bloodlust for unborn as a litmus test for being progressive. One In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. One can only wish that Barack Hussein Obama's mother had been more progressive instead of merely a communist, but I digress. New York City, which is nearly as progressive as San Francisco and Austin is the best place to start with our examination. 
The report is entitled, Summary of Vital Statistics 2012 The City of New York, Pregnancy Outcomes, and was prepared by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Vital Statistics. (See Pregnancy Outcomes NYC Health 2012.pdf)
And before you cry "why, that's racist!" you have to realize that anyone who is progressive can't (by default) be a racist.  
It would be interesting to see the 31,328 babies that were executed by their mothers in New York City in 2012 holding signs that read, "I can't breathe", wouldn't it? Between 2012 and 2015 the number is about 124,000 negro babies in New York City alone. How would liberals react if police officers gunned down 124,000 negroes for shits and giggles?
Hillary, champion of progressive thought in America. Liberals
want her to be chief executive, leader of the free world and
commander-in-chief of the US military.
Treacherous Statistics - Wherever government institutes "open carry" for firearms, crime drops precipitously. Why is it that the progressive havens (inner city urban hell) are sewers for human degradation and violence? Firearms are tightly controlled there, violence should cease to exist.

Detroit, the very model of progressive liberalism in action is a city best suited for Sci-Fi novelists who want to write about a dystopian future - because it's been constructed today. They can go there and look at what the progressive left would make of the entire country.

Social Justice - It's something that is almost tribal in its construction. That means more or less whatever the currently acceptable trend says it means. Income equality (from each according to his ability to each according to his need) is the genesis of the movement as espoused by ardent communists over a century ago. And it would be interesting if ALL of the communist states on the planet had not failed. The only shining examples remaining are Cuba, North Korea and Myanmar. China is a rampant capitalist one-party political system and Russia is a capitalist country run by oligarchs. Still, professors in liberal/progressive think tanks still spew this nonsense as being new and somehow valid in the real world.

Progressive people are creatures of the eternal grievance (and there are so many grievances from the Armenian genocide of 1915 to women's desire to eliminate inconvenient pregnancies and the desire for government funded programs for necrophiles to be provided with free & fresh corpses to have sexual intercourse with). Hillary, like Barack Hussein Obama before her, will promise to personally solve all of those grievances if (and only if) America bows its neck before them.