Anti-TPP "Activists" blow 400 Conch Shells, Defeat TPP Henchmen Representing 40% of World GDP
I'm talking about Maui, Hawaii, where the trade traitors were attempting to hammer out a final agreement. Ostensibly, the talks failed because of New Zealand wanting more openess for it's dairy, Mexico wanting more inside-TPP auto parts, and a few players (especially Australia) objecting to 12 years of data protection of biologic drugs.
If you observed any of the TPP Maui Ministerial Live Stream, post conference, you see a bunch of apparently tired, mellow folks, calmly explaining the sticking points.
AH, BUT IT WAS ALL A RUSE.
In point of fact, each and every one of the ministers was a nervous wreck, who would have been visibly trembling, but for the CIA dispensed 'special' tranquilizers. Those trade ministers were dealing with stark naked terror brought on by...... wait for it ...... wait for it ......
400 CONCH SHELL BLOWING ACTIVISTS !!!!
SIMULTANEOUSLY BLOWN CONCH SHELLS !!!!!
(THAT MEANS: "AT THE SAME TIME")
Yes, our intrepid anti-TPP "activists" COULD have blown their conch shells at an intersection in a major city (in Hawai, "major" would mean Honolulu, population 374,658 comes to mind), thus possibly putting a dent in the awful level of TPP Ignorance.
But no! Utilitizing all of the aggressiveness as well as tactical and strategic smarts we have come to expect from "activists" fighting the plutocracy, they chose, instead, to go straight to the belly of the beast - the resort on Maui where the emninently shameable TPP ministers were sneakily carrying out their diabolical negotiations.
Yeah, that's right, I'm talking about Kā’anapali Beach, population 1,250.
WELL, THE "ACTIVISTS" SURE SHOWED THEM !!!!
And probably took in some really well done margharitas, all in the same trip. Caught some rays, took a dip in the Pacific, all that good stuff.
For the record, I not only don't have anything against having fun while doing demonstrations, or being flamboyant and/or eccentric, I view all that as good. PROVIDED that it's married with a seriousness of purpose, aggressiveness, and strategic smarts.
I'm only seeing the fun and eccentric, though, on the part of our conch blowing "activists".