I can’t help wondering whether it’s treason for a government to support a fascist so-called “free-trade” deal like NAFTA and CETA.
I use the term “fascist” advisedly. As WWII Italian dictator Benito Mussolini defined the term, fascism is a merger of state and corporate power. For free-trade deals like NAFTA and CETA, the term surely applies and goes a horrid step further.
Those corporatist banker-lawyer scams actually strip Canada of political sovereignty and substitute a non-elected panel of lawyers to severely punish our country for intervening on behalf of our citizens to prevent a money-grubbing corporation from earning profits from dangerous or other undesirable business activities. They can issue fines we have to pay that range into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Is it treasonous for Canadian politicians to promote such legislation?
Canada’s laws and the Government of Canada suck hind tit under CETA and NAFTA behind a privileged band of non-Canadians and plutocrats.
Although she has advanced beyond the foreign-trade portfolio and is now minister of foreign affairs, MP Chrystia Freeland has the education and experience to know how awful CETA is. She wrote the definitive book on plutocracy — Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.
Here she is at a TED talk in 2013 describing the system of plutocracy. It’s very informative. Give it a look:
— Frank Touby