Comprehensive Free Trade

Obama and U.S. Chamber of Commerce reach free trade agreement with South Korea

The Rust Belt

I vaguely remember Barack Obama as a candidate in the Midwest railing against “free trade” on the campaign trail back in 2008. Bush had wrecked the economy. McCain stood for the continuation of his failed globalist economic policies. Obama was going to bring back all the jobs that had been sent overseas and put a chicken in every pot too.

Wasn’t that part of the Hope and Change storyline?

Not long before the election, I wrote an article about how Barack Obama’s economic advisors like Robert Reich were scaremongering in the Wall Street Journal about the nativist isolationist hatemongers in the Tea Party who posed a threat to the passage of free trade agreements.

Barack Obama has left us a present heading into the weekend: a “comprehensive free trade deal” has been reached with South Korea.

White House announced Friday night that the United States and South Korea have reached agreement on a comprehensive free trade pact that is a major objective of American business but could meet significant opposition from liberal Democrats in Congress.

The way was cleared for the deal after negotiators for the two nations reached a deal on cars, the last major obstacle to completing the agreement and sending it to Congress next year.

On a day when it was announced that the unemployment rate unexpectedly shot up from 9.6 percent to 9.8 percent in November, Obama said the Korea agreement “is an integral part of my Administration’s efforts to open foreign markets to U.S. goods and services, create jobs for American workers, farmers and businesses, and achieve our goal of doubling of U.S. exports over five years.” . . .

Next week it is back to Reid and Pelosi pushing for the DREAM Act amnesty. Maybe this is Barack Obama’s way of showing he intends to reconnect with economically distressed Midwestern White voters?

Note: Just a few weeks ago, Barack Obama was slamming the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Wall Street for trying to manipulate the outcome of the 2010 midterm elections. Now, he is touting endorsements from the Chamber of Commerce and CEO Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase for his free trade pact.

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21 Comments

  1. This means 200,000 more Hyundais sold in this country a year, and 2000 Chevys sold in Korea. I’d like to see Wikileaks show us all the secret messages that the Oriental ambassadors write about our politicians.
    “Senator X has Yellow Fever, and we have 23 willing girls on our payroll.”
    “Senator Y’s vote can be had for $50,000 cash, in $20s and $50s.”
    “Congresswoman Z drunkenly ran over a pedestrian last month, and left the scene without stopping. She is cooperating with us.”

  2. “Note: Just a few weeks ago, Barack Obama was slamming the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Wall Street for trying to manipulate the outcome of the 2010 midterm elections. Now, he is touting endorsements from the Chamber of Commerce and CEO Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase for his free trade pact.”
    Yes, whichever way the wind blows…. B.O. is an American politician in the true traditional sense of the word. Because honor and allegiance to the people by elected pols is dead, those who are elected to office can be trusted to sell out as soon as they hit the Washington wecome mat. There has not been a politician “for the American people” since the days of Huey Long (and even he was corrupt). This is why changing the system “from within” is so very difficult (note that I did not say “impossible”). Without a groundswell of white outrage focused on the issues that are important to us all, we will be dismissed as irrelevant. Consider the case of the Tea Party’s solid endorsement of Scott Brown against Martha Coakley; no sooner did Brown win his election than he began distancing himself from the Tea Party-not even bothering to acknowledge that he largely owed his victory to their efforts .Just a few days after his campaign hosted a breakfast at a Doubletree Hotel in Westborough Mass. he was interviewed by the Boston Globe:
    ” QUESTION: “Scott, what do you think about the Tea Party movement and what they are trying to do?”
    BROWN: “I am not quite sure what you are talking about, what are they trying to do?”

    QUESTION: “The anti-smaller government, sort of anti-establishment organization that is trying to take over the country.”

    BROWN: “Taking over the country. I think that is a little bit of an exaggeration.”

    QUESTION: “Well, they are all over the place and they are trying to take down moderate Republicans. . .”

    BROWN: “All I know is that. . . ”

    QUESTION: “Are you completely unaware of that organization?”

    BROWN: “I’m not quite sure what you are referring to. But let me just say that this is a big tent campaign…”

    Similarly, B.O. is beholden to George Soros and AIPAC for their collective (and hugely generous) funding of his campaign in 2008. He is also chained to the agenda of the Chamber of Commerce’s agenda as they represent the business interests of the Plutocracy that, together with Soros and AIPAC represent his true masters. These interests want “free trade” to continue as it pads their bottom line. They owe alliegance to no country at all. They placate the brown masses to keep them compliant and increase their dominance in our society (which is the Jewish factor at work) at the same time that they have outsourced industry and insourced (H1-B visas) technical workers (the jobs that American college kids were supposed to receive). One wonders how these plutocrats expect the American public to buy their Korean cars.
    In contrast to Europe where labor has suffered unemployment but the technologically savvy segment of the populace has prospered, here in the US both segments are being made destitute.
    Americans have to compete with Mexicans coming here for labor jobs as well as with Chinese 5000 miles away who make our goods for pitiful slave wages. Americans also have to compete with imported Indian workers in the IT sector as well as the health care sector. If your daughter is presently going to college to study nursing she may well not be able to find a job once she has her degree- an Indian nurse has taken her spot.

  3. It’s interesting how the corporate mouthpieces stress the need for those who used to work in industry to adapt but at the same time believe that agriculture is completely incapable of change. It usually sounds something like this:

    “Look, these well paying manufacturing jobs that allowed you to support your family and maintain a sense of dignity are gone because as globalization progresses the world is becoming more interconnected blah blah blah blah. The point is your jobs aren’t coming back. Deal with it.”

    “DEPORT ILLEGAL ALIENS!?!? ARE YOU INSANE?!?! AGRICULTURE IN THIS COUNTRY WOULD COLLAPSE!!! A TOMATO WOULD COST $50,000!!! AND DON’T OF EVEN THINK OF SAYING THAT AGROBUSINESES COULD JUST HIRE AMERICANS AND PAY THEM LIVING WAGES!!!”

  4. The global ‘free trade’ money system is the dominant paradigm today. I had an interesting talk with a savvy computer executive a few weeks back. I had built a major remodel/reconstruction of his ocean front house a number of years back. We were talking about the global economy. His position was that free trade and globalism had created much more wealth due to increased economic activity and economic efficiency. That’s good in his mind. However, he then admitted, there was one problem.. All this economic wealth has been flowing upwards to the very wealthy elites. The middle class has not really benefitted, except by cheap imported consumer goods. And now the white collar middle class is increasingly losing ground. My response to him: “SO, what’s the upside of globalism?” No real answer was forthcoming…..
    We need a strong economic nationalism where we manufacture as much as possible domestically. Any political party advocating this?

  5. @ Wandrin;
    “America is ten years ahead is all”
    Yep, you are right, wasn’t aware that that trend is hitting Europe right now too. Thanks for the link.

  6. Despite the rhetoric, Obama is a BIG free trader.

    Rahm Emanuel has been credited more responsible for the passage of NAFTA than any other person. (Jews, by the way, as a group, support free trade more than any other group on the planet.)

    Obama surrounds himself by many other free traders.

    Like Marx, Obama likes that free trade undermines the solidarity of rich white nations.

    “But, in general, the protective system of our day is conservative, while the free trade system is destructive. It breaks up old nationalities and pushes the antagonism of the proletariat and the bourgeoisie to the extreme point. In a word, the free trade system hastens the social revolution. It is in this revolutionary sense alone, gentlemen, that I vote in favor of free trade.” ~ Karl Marx, 1848

  7. South Korea’s decisions on how to manage its economic development will determine where the country will go in the next years. It has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last few decades and now it can fully realize its true potential in terms of investment and business opportunities in other countries.

  8. Zero doesn’t triangulate as well as the Zipper, but he’s getting better at it, as witness this latest free-trade sell out of – not just the white working and middle classes – but his own hardleft and union backers as well. All Zero’s thinking about now is 2012 campaign money, and he knows what he has to do to get it.

    @Discard: awesome comment.
    @Oldtimer: “changing the system from within is so very difficult…”. Too true, but I think what HW has in mind – or at least what I have in mind – is simply fighting a pro-white, anti-JewGlobalist delaying action until such time as the System collapses utterly. Then we do “politics” by other means.

  9. The B.S. between North and South Korea was probably staged to get the trade deal (don’t call it “free”) back on track.

  10. meanwhile the so-called white peoples party, the republican party, is overwhelmingly in favor of free trade, just as it is in favor of a neocon foreign policy. and the tea party seems to be going along with it as part of their general embrace of libertarian economics.

  11. @ Compassionate Fascist:
    ” until such time as the System collapses utterly. Then we do “politics” by other means.”
    I wish I could say that I relish the thought, but I do not. Yes, we need our freedom from the Jewish yoke and to bring the “14 words” into reality, but I hate to see so many whites (and my neighbors!) suffer. Still, as the old saying goes, “to make an omlet…”
    Then again, there are whites who have it coming for aiding the enemy and a lot of fellow whites are suffering right now in any case.

  12. “…I hate to see so many Whites suffer.” Oldtimer.
    If you’re my age, you saw America’s manufacturing jobs go away. The GOP didn’t care because the free market said I should lose my job. The Democrats didn’t care because their main voting constituencies, government-employed leftists and their non-White clients, never worked in manufacturing anyway. College-educated America didn’t care because they knew they were too smart to work with their hands. Fuck those dumb redneck working men! So now the office jobs are going away too, and my heart bleeds peanut butter. These unemployed clerks, secretaries, and bookkeepers are now getting paid exactly what they’ve always been worth. Time for them to re-evaluate their careers and their loyalties.

  13. @ Discard:
    I am in my late 50’s, Discard, so I saw it all too. As I said, “Then again, there are whites who have it coming for aiding the enemy”. I am not arguing with your point of view, Discard. I saw my hometown go from a ranking of 17th in the nation for manufacturing to having none now, and it was all about greed. I was employed in the manufacturing sector (textiles) before that went overseas along with the steel industry and everything else in our town. I had to make a radical change in jobs and work in a mental institution after I got laid off. So I have been there and done that. My sympathy was meant mainly in as regards the coming violence when the economy collapses entirely. The young whites who are trying to find employment now did nothing to bring this situation about-that is the legacy of the boomer generation and the “greatest generation” (an undeserved pat on the back if ever there was one) before them, selling out the future of whites for reward from the “chosen” now.

  14. Oldtimer: I hope we salvage as many 20 somethings as possible. They’re ignorant beyond belief, but if they see that the crap they’ve been taught doesn’t work, maybe they’ll be open to new ideas. People our age who still buy racial equality are hopeless.

  15. I saw it mentioned somewhere that the “free trade” de-industrialization of the United States was one of the greatest acts of treason in World History. My attitude is the same as the witticism from Keitel at the end of National Treasure “Somebodies got to go to jail for this.” And darn well, this should never be accepted by Americans and if we get the upper hand I would very much like to see all the “free traders” dragged straight before a military tribunal at Guantanamo to face capital treason charges. And like the Saudi Ambassador described when they caught a bunch of terrorists who pulled off the Riyad bombings in the mid 90s “This won’t be an OJ Simpson trial.” Unprotected Trade is the main reason the American Economy is so sick, none of these tax breaks will do anything to fix an economy that only creates jobs in China and India.

  16. The Dream Act is being debated on the floor of the House of Representatives right now. Turn on CSPAN right now everybody!

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