Sneak Attack: Mass Shooting Distracts from TPP Fast Track Approval


(Truthstream Media) While the media are busy stoking the latest mass shooting to further racial tensions and societal divide, Washington politicians moved in stealth to rapidly pass the very fast track trade authority in the House that Congress had rejected days before.

The previous failure of the bill garnered big media attention celebrating a victory for Americans, but the second try got muted media time at best with most outlets ready to give more airtime and headline space to the sensation and tragic South Carolina race-tinged shooting.

The violent death of Rev. Clementa Pinckney and at eight others is no less tragic, but the timing is too suspect to go unnoticed or be believable on its face.

But while the death of nine people captures the nation’s conscience, the TPP trade authority stands to affect billions of lives – negotiated in secret, the deal stands to destroy millions of American jobs and opens special loopholes for corporations to dominate business here and abroad.

Level 1: Protest movements anger is further fueled by horrible massacre, with racist overtones linking closely with publicized police killings of black men.

Possible effect: Spreading riots, protests, violence and power to media narrative pushed by the likes of Al Sharpton, President Obama, Attorneys General Eric Holder & Loretta Lynch, etc.

Level 2: Less attention to controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, with confusion, silence and secrecy keeping the public from understanding its importance and true impact on jobs, the economy and the enormous power it hands to public and private interests.

Likely effect: Diffusing resistance makes the “free trade” deal more likely to succeed, and quietly take effect while the public looks elsewhere. Special interests group including organized labor, who opposed the deal, feel that some in Washington listened and stood up for them by opposing the deal the first time around, while conceding defeat after it is passed the second time around.

Synthesis (combined effect): Government should have more power, and government gets more power.

This meme put out by the Free Thought Project pretty much sums it up:

The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.
Misdirection works almost every time people don’t keep their eye on the ball.
And divide and conquer works wonders to keep resistance from spreading and succeeding.

Pay attention to what is happening and learn how to overcome their weapons of mass distraction and opposition steam-valving!

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