President Obama on the TPP, a comment by Almost Marx

After the Economic Collapse of 2008, the bourgeois press refuses to call it a Depression, which it was and still is, no matter the lack of candor of a Press fully owned by Capital. The Self-Correcting Market one of the central dogmas of Neo-Liberal Utopianism has proven to be mythical, as all else presented by the economists who were the propagandists for this ‘reform’ of the imperatives that animated the New Deal. The names of Hayek,Mises, Friedman under the organizational umbrella of Mont Pelerin Society,  not to speak of the vulgar pamphleteer Ayn Rand, acting as an apostle of Greed, have resulted in catastrophe still exercising its hegemony over the Economies of the West. Is this overstatement? Yet the same experts/technocrats offer a New Utopianism to replace the old: Free Trade as it is now called under the political banner of TPP. In sum a Corporatist Coup directed at what is left of the American Republic, swallowed whole by the imperatives of the cancer of the National Security State, yet still somehow active in the political imaginations of American political actors, as some kind of fictional given in the political present .

How long can anyone entertain the fantasy that Obama is, among other things, a ‘Progressive’? He is a ‘Progressive’ in the sense that grifter Arianna Huffington was a ‘Progressive’. In sum what that means is a Neo-Liberal in New Democratic Drag, or just a Reaganite ! The TPP is, in fact, a Corporatist Coup against what remains of the Republic: as it codifies the right of Corporations to sue countries for lost profits, for laws that protect countries from rapacious greedy Corporate practices. Environmental protection laws are a big part of what those suits by Corporations will attack. In victory over the unhinged Trump, will Hillary and Tim come to ‘reconsider’ Hillary’s ill advised prior reconsideration, as a matter of an ‘evolution’ on the question? Think of Obama’s ‘evolution’ on Gay Marriage as opportunism wrapped in Christian moralizing chatter, as the product of an ‘anguished’ wrestling with conscience.

Almost Marx

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