Pass These Free Trade Agreements!

Barack Obama defends three new free trade agreements in the Industrial Midwest


Did you hear the news?

President Obama and the Republican House got together to pass the jobs bill the other day. They passed the three stalled free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama which were negotiated by the Bush administration.

Obama traveled to Michigan with the president of South Korea (who was sporting a Detroit Tigers hat) to defend the U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement as a job creating opportunity for American workers on the floor of a General Motors factory. Having lost large swathes of the American market to their Asian competitors, the idea here is that the Big Three are going to rebound by selling American automobiles in the South Korean market.

Every Democrat in the House from Michigan with the exception of Sander Levin voted against the U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement. It was also voted down in the Democratic districts in Eastern Iowa and in other Yankee settled areas around the Great Lakes in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and New York. With the exception of New Hampshire, New England was strongly opposed to the South Korea free trade agreement.

KIA just opened up a big new manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia. Hyundai is the biggest employer in Montgomery. Mercedes has a plant outside Birmingham. Toyota and Nissan have manufacturing plants in Mississippi. Nissan and Volkswagon have plants in Tennessee.

Dixie has always supported free trade agreements to export agricultural commodities abroad and because foreigners like the Japanese and Germans have built a ton of manufacturing plants in the South. It is less clear why Barack Hussein Obama would support new free trade agreements after campaigning against them in 2008 to get elected president.

These free trade agreements will likely create jobs in the Sunbelt and South Korea, Panama, and Colombia. They will cost America jobs in the Upper Midwest and North Carolina which have already shed hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs under Obama.

U.S.-Columbia Free Trade Agreement (House)

Dixie voted overwhelmingly for the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement. Every Republican in Dixie with the exceptions of Cliff Stearns (FL-6), John J. Duncan, Jr. (TN-2), Walter Jones (NC-3), and David McKinley (WV-1) voted for it.

As for the Democrats, Dan Boren (OK-2), Mike Ross (Ark-4), Charlie Gonzalez (TX-20), Henry Cueller (TX-28), Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15), Jim Cooper (TN-5), David Price (NC-4), Cathy Castor (FL-11), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20), James Moran (VA-8), and Gerald Connolly (VA-11) voted for the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement.

Strangely enough, the opposition to the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement in Dixie was led by the Congressional Black Caucus: Terri Sewell, James Clyburn, Bennie Thompson, David Scott, John Lewis, Sheila Jackson Lee, etc.

U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (Senate)

The U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement cleared the Senate by a vote of 66 to 33. In the South, Kay Hagan (D-NC), Joe Manchin (D-WV), John D. Rockefeller (D-WV), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) voted against the bill.

U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement (House)

The free trade agreement with Panama cleared the House by a wider margin in Dixie with several members of the Congressional Black Caucus switching their votes to support the bill.

U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement (Senate)

The U.S.-Panama free trade agreement cleared the Senate by a vote of 77 to 22. In the South, Kay Hagan (D-NC), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and John D. Rockefeller (D-WV) voted against the bill.

U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (House)

The free trade agreement with South Korea stirred up the most opposition in the South with Republican House members from South Carolina and Virginia joining Democrats and Republicans in North Carolina in voting against the bill.

The same dynamic can be seen in the U.S.-Panama free trade agreement where “The Blacks” split on the issue and joined with the same group of North Carolina Democrats like Heath Shuler in opposing the bill.

U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (Senate)

The U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement passed the Senate by a vote of 83 to 15. In the South, Kay Hagan (D-NC), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and John D. Rockefeller (D-WV) voted against the bill.

In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned against new free trade agreements and promised to renegotiate NAFTA, but after getting elected president he sold out his own Democratic supporters in the Midwest and now he is openly antagonizing them by supporting three new free agreements with Panama, Columbia, and South Korea.

How do we explain this?

In “Bankers R Us,” Harold Meyerson gives us our answer: the Democratic Party is owned by Wall Street which supports free trade agreements. It is ruled by American finance which is why Bill Clinton signed the NAFTA agreement and the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999.

That’s why Obama supports the South Korea free trade agreement and why the Democratic Congress passed the Wall Street bailout in 2008 – in the case of free trade agreements, the interests of Wall Street align with Southern Republicans, which provides a rare window for “bipartisanship” in Washington.

The black mascot of Wall Street is brazenly lying to his own base of unionized workers in the Upper Midwest. I doubt they will be so easily fooled this time around.

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  1. Hunter – Common English-speaker error here. The country in question is “Colombia”.

    “Columbia” is the the District, a university in New York, a great river in the Pacific Northwest, half the name of a fantastic Canadian province.

    Colombia is a fine nation in South America.

  2. All else equal, Free Trade hurts those with higher-paid labor. This means us.

    In the modern day, it mainly helps corporate profits.

    It’s as simple as that.

  3. I thought the foreigners built plants in this country to avoid paying tariffs. Free trade agreements will allow them to keep manufacturing in their own countries, won’t it? That would mean that the southern Congressmen are betraying their constituents. Presumably, the foreign automakers will see that their retirements are well-funded.

  4. I wouldn’t be so proud of Dixie’s past support of ‘free trade.’ Dixie liked free trade, for the same reason China does now. Dixie had the cheapest labor, just like China (or Veitnam, or Malaysia, etc.) does now.

    The long-term consequences of a relatively few wealthy plantation owners’ plan to corner the cheap-labor market have been disastrous for not only the Anglo-Celts of Dixie, but to all the White Nations in America.

    Both of Michigan’s senators supported the the South Korea FTA:

    The higher up the political-power ladder you climb, the less resistance to FTAs you find (among other things).

  5. Hello Fade/Hunter:

    Let me commend you for learning through hard experience that you cannot do anything about others in this wunderfool bowel Movement of ours and instead tending your own blog and forum with your own writings and works. I myself don’t always agree with you, but at least you are learning how to write and to think for yourself by writing and thinking for yourself. You have no control over what others say and think about you. The best revenge is by living well and doing your own thing.

    I’ve been reading your blog and forum entries every few days. Your present look at America being settled by different English settlers and having different outlooks — Yankeeland, Appalachia, Quakerdumb, Dixie — was first written by David Hackworth Fischer in his book “Albion’s Seed” — and elaborated upon in your latest book reports. What you are really talking about are different ‘tribes’ of White people, and how they seldom, if ever, really do think that they are all in this together. They are not. Any lies to the contrary are merely efforts to keep the herd together by the [d]ruling parasites.

    The current voting on this ‘jobs/free trade’ are really determined by these balkanized critters voting for largess for themselves and debts for others. These ‘free trade’ agreements end up in outsourced manufacturing jobs with the end result that nobody is able to buy these high-margin items produced by slave/third world labor because they themselves have no jobs, thus means to buy the products, no matter how cheap.

    So what you are seeing is the continued breakup of ZOG/Babylon as people use their vote to beggar the whole someplace else.

    And thus you will end up having regional secession movements as everyone seeks to go their own way. But as Dishonest Ape in 1860 put it, “Where does secession, and thus anarchy, end?” Answer: If successful then the successful revolutionaries turn on theysselfs and the secession lasts essentially until there is a homogenous core of clans and extended families like in Afghanistan following similar policies. When the means of control and coercion fail, mixed iron and clay, cf. Daniel Chapter 2, always falls apart.

    Back in 1861-65, the South followed the wrong military strategy of setting up an overall national defense strategy of waging a war of attrition when outnumbered by over three to one and by six to one when you count the nigger fifth column. What should have been followed was Washington’s Revolutionary strategy of never engaging the British after losing at New York, never defending a capital city (The British occupied New York, Philadelphia, Charleston, and where-ever else they wanted to occupy.), never fighting unless they had a chance to win. (Gates lost at Camden because Gates didn’t obey what Washington learned after being beaten at New York.) What the South should have done is to field a small roving army or two of 10,000 or less to make frontal assault by McClellan and others expensive, and set up ro9ving commandos of 500-1000 men under such as Nathan Bedford Forrest and Quantrill to carry out 1,000 Lawrence Kansas style raids, burning and killing and raping like Sherman did in Georgia.

    The South should have made it quite clear that there was not going to be any return to the jewnion. They would start a Thirty Years War first. It was the Thirty Years War which kept Germany divided into a 1,000 petty states.

    So I look at you worry about establishing a regionally-based homeland which won’t come about, like you and Harold Covington want. Covington wants to set up a regional Whites-only ethno-state in the Pacific NorthWest. You want to re-establish a Plantation style ‘Dixie’ over the niggers in the Dixie Heartland SouthEast, especially in Alabama. Covington has a decade’s headstart on you. The other ‘edjewmacated&shit’ ‘intelleshuls’ in whigger nutsionalism have the notion that they can whine until the kulaks cum home begging ZOG to let them set up a homeland where they happen to live, as if that is going to happen. But what choice is there but to beg and bitch and kvetch for mercy when the wishbone is far stronger than the non-existent backbone?

    So my solution is the Ten-Thousand Warlords Program in which 10,000 petty little hitlers, stalins, pol pots carry out acts of ethnic, religious, and political cleansing and they simply slaughter in the upcoming Great Tribulation/Collapse pretty much 130 million whiggers and 170 million/all of the non-white and mongrelized and jew population of ZOGlings/Third-time Babylonians and set up a theocratic military dictatorship/feudalism under the racial religion of Dual-Seedline Christian Identity.

    All it takes to set one up is the will, a few weapons, a pair of skinning pliers and a gelding knife. But most importantly, the Will to Survive and Prevail.

    But you are doing an excellent job of commenting upon the further Balkanazation of ZOG/Babylon, Fade/Hunter. Don’t look upon this collapse and regime criminality as having any overall strategy or plan, as it is based upon every jew, whigger and mamzer for itzself and the Debbil/D-g/Satan take the hindermost. Thus the collapse is inevitable because ZOG is running out of whiggers.

    What say you read and comment on the jew military historian Martin van Crevelt and his 1994 book, “The Rise and Fall of the State?” Or the archived works of William Lind and Fourth Generation Warfare?

    Hail Victory!!!

    Pastor Martin Luther Dzerzhinsky Lindstedt
    Church of Jesus Christ Christian/Aryan Nations of Missouri

  6. The reason Asian car companies have plants in the US is because of tariffs. More free trade agreements mean less car plants in the South.

  7. To my knowledge, there have never been more automobile manufacturing plants in the South. In fact, they seem to keep sprouting up everywhere. Hyundai opened that plant in Montgomery and KIA opened that plant in West Point just recently. Germans and Asians have invested heavily in the Sunbelt economy.

    Pat Buchanan’s idea that high tariffs creates a swelling middle class is a half truth. When America had high tariffs from Lincoln to FDR, it was Yankeeland that prospered and created middle class manufacturing jobs, but the rest of the country remained as poor as ever. Congress was also used to systematically redistribute wealth within the United States through Union Army pensions and internal improvement projects.

    When the high tariffs started to come down under FDR, the South began to industrialize and build its manufacturing economy. Dixie is now the manufacturing powerhouse within the United States.

    America is built out of incompatible regional economies. The economic interests of the South and West (Heartland agriculture feeds much of the world) have always clashed with the Northeast and Midwest.

  8. There are quite a few automotive & heavy machinery “transplants” in the mid-west & upper South. These NAFTA style trade deals will hurt because they will kill off more, if not most of the remaining auto & machinery parts manufacturers in the entire US.

    Don’t forget these assembly plants you mentioned, assemble cars & machinery from parts. It’s the parts plants that are hurt by these trade deals—including Alabama steel, and Carolina tires, plastics & electronics.

    Walter Jones is a very smart man!

  9. one good thing about teaching blacks to be rabid racists for all those years is they will actually vote against crap that takes their jobs and don’t care what anyone calls them.

  10. NET result of these latest FT scams will be loss of jobs, and more people buying imported stuff with debt. Screw the Old/New South and its cheap labor; I want the whole country back. Pastor MLDL has some very interesting ideas.

  11. ” It’s the parts plants that are hurt by these trade deals—including Alabama steel, and Carolina tires, plastics & electronics.”

    AKA the low value work. If you want a country richer than the shitholes that do low-value work, you have to do things there’s a comparative advantage in. Assembling a car to customer spec, managing the supply chain of parts for it and so forth is a more difficult technological task and therefore higher value than a plant that casts and machines the same engine block day in and day out.

    The laws of economics are pretty clear on these points: if you want to do the same thing as 3rd worlders getting paid $1 a day, you have to be prepared to match their salary.

    This is really what American’s don’t seem to get: our lifestyle we believe we’re entitled to came about because the rest of the civilized world was destroyed by 1945. Its been rebuilding and retraining since then and can do whatever we can….therefore it comes down to price competition and those bastards are like hungry rats. without similar destruction again, the earnings and living standards of Americans and the rest of the world will need to normalize. Tariffs and tradewars just delay the inevitable and essentially grant the protected entities their temporary safety at the expense of everyone else.

  12. YT: Assembly work is the low-skilled labor, not casting or machining. That’s why you will see “Assembled in Mexico” on some products. Managing an assembly line is a high skill job, but so is ensuring that all those engine blocks are interchangeable.

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