Monday, December 05, 2005

Free Trade benefits Who?

My brethren in Populism, David Sirota makes some cogent points you may have heard before from this Populist.

Remember, these policies are all being either pushed by "free" trade advocates in government, or by corporations exploiting the industrialized world's "free" trade orthodoxy. And the implications are staggering when you think about it. Basically, the "free" trade system is permitting an unbridled transfer of technology to China - technology that is clearly military-applicable. Worse, governments are actually using their own resources to aid the transfer of things like nuclear technology and arms - things that aren't just military-applicable, but ready-made for potential military use by China's unpredictable communist government, which we already know could be a serious military competitor in the future. This is the epitome of government putting corporate profits over all other concerns.

All we hear about are the supposed benefits of this corporate written trade policy, even though those benefits are often highly questionable or just plain fabricated. But we never hear about how "free" trade policy is now being used not only to destroy America's job base, but to help arm what could be one of America's most dangerous military competitors ....... That should concern not only the workers who have been displaced by corporate-written trade policies, but every single American who is interested in the long-term security of this country.

Just in case you hadn't figured it out yet, the corporations are running the show and they are robbing you blind with no allegiance to country.


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