Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Celente Says Populists Will Break the False Left-Right Political Paradigm

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Trends Research Institute CEO, Gerald Celente, originally predicted the rise of a third party when he spoke with Libertarian radio talk show host, Alex Jones, in late 2009 and repeated this forecast last week on the same show.

Celente described this populist third party as “Progressive Libertarians" who stand for real environmental issues such as non-GMO organic foods, clean water, air, and soil free from corporate pollution, while advocating for alternative health freedoms and economic justice.  He coupled this group with the antiwar, “live free or die” Libertarians who principally desire a return to small locally-controlled government with truly free economic markets to form an independent coalition.  But is such a populist alliance realistic?

Understandably, the red-blooded Americans in the Liberty Movement are as equally angry as true Progressives, but many are still playing partisan politics with "Obama this" and "Bush that."  Granted, it is easy to blame the party in power for the country’s current woes; and God knows Bush dragged the Republican brand to a new low during his eight infamous years.  However, it is now becoming more imperative by the day that this anger be channeled and targeted at the proper perpetrators, while offering proper solutions in order to restore America.  Admittedly, it can be difficult to find common ground among the thunderous noise of Limbaugh, Maddow, and the rest of the pundits.

Certainly there is enough blame to go around between the do-nothing, bought-and-paid-for Congress, to the puppet president who has clearly been doing more for Wall Street and Big Oil than for the people who elected him.  Amid the perpetual blame-game, both Republicans and Democrats are equally controlled by the same multinational corporate interests whose agenda always moves forward.  As George Carlin famously quipped:  “It’s one big club, and you ain’t in it.”

Do any of us even know how to define a Liberal or a Conservative these days? After all, in 8 years of a “Conservative” president we saw preemptive interventionist wars and nation building on the backs of the taxpayer, runaway borrowing and spending, and massive growth in government.  Meanwhile, the “Liberal” savior Obama continues to expand the wars, torture captives without trials or evidence, and target all forms of free speech.  Where it matters most, both political parties cater to Wall Street over Main Street, while working to restrict our Constitutional rights.  Fierce populist revolutions have been fought over far less oppression than we see today (see 1776), and yet the generally angry public can’t seem to focus long enough to form a strong common consensus.

Americans can no longer allow the machine to define us by the shallow, false Left-Right debate. In fact, we don’t stand a chance against the current system if we don’t form a coalition with what is most important for us politically.  Even if we do agree and get organized, some powerhouse Independents like Jesse Ventura fear that a “legit” third party may have to stoop to the same corrupt level to compete with the "two-headed monster," because the system seems damaged beyond political redemption.  Assuming our Republic can be wrestled back from the multinational corporations and banksters through the political process, it is best to stick to defining principles.

Indeed, the Ron Paul crowd and the Liberal crowd have much in common when it comes to very important issues such as Peace, Auditing the Fed, Individual Liberty, Economic Freedom and Justice, and the Human Rights defined in the U.S. Constitution.  After all, it is the Constitution that makes us American, not the Support the Troops stickers or Social Security.

Furthermore, it seems that the stale Left-Right debate should be replaced with a Top-Bottom debate for a real populist movement to take hold.  Average Americans are just now beginning to recognize that the coalition that keeps them in servitude crosses both party lines and is directly controlled by unpatriotic multinational corporations.  Rage is mounting as citizens increasingly realize that the system has been maliciously designed by an unelected oligarchy with a stated mission to destroy America and consolidate control into a one world government.  The enemy is not our neighbor who watches Fox News if we prefer CNN; as all major networks make up the marketing arm of the corrupt system, and are orchestrated to keep us divided long enough to conquer.  This is an enemy whose allegiance is to international profits rather than the Constitution, and nearly all politicians are willing accomplices regardless of what color state they represent.

Populists must be cautious as movements can easily be co-opted by the power centers of the two monopoly parties.  For example, Neo-Con-in-Prada, Sarah Palin, is attempting to hijack the Tea Party for Republicans; therefore, Progressives are sickened by the sight of them.  Meanwhile, Chief of Staff Rahm “Hitman” Emanuel tells the Progressives that they are "f--king stupid" not to swallow Fascist Healthcare. Incidentally, it appears that anyone who tries to regain America for the people is either labeled a radical, or must be jammed into one of the “big tent” political parties. But perhaps this movement will prove to be large enough to transcend petty politics.

As is often the case, another forecast by Gerald Celente may indeed come true as non-establishment candidates are now winning impressively all over the nation.  No one can say for sure what this Independent-minded movement may ultimately look like, but it is encouraging to see populist anger being used for something so positive as kicking the corrupt bums out of Washington. This should be viewed as an optimistic sign of a true uprising that will gain traction and define what every American should be fighting for:  Independence.

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stuartbramhall said...

Wow, I'll join. Where do I sign up? I have spent 30 years tryig to decide what I am and have up. All I know is that Reagan-Bush administration decided, for some reason, that I was a threat to national security. I write about the experience in my recent memoir THE MOST REVOLUTIONARY ACT: MEMOIR OF AN AMERICAN REFUGEE (I currently live in exile in New Zealand).

Activist said...

Hi Stuart, Thanks for the comment. Best wishes in New Zealand. I'm hopeful one day America will returned to her glory. Liberty, Love, and Peace will Prevail!

Mendel said...

Interesting essay, so far as you articulate a well known argument line. Yet I wonder can independents really be termed progressive/libertarian etc. Shouldn't a real independent approach each issue with as an objective as possible demeanor? The Ron Paul's and Nader's may have not been able to pull off a political coup not only because they are largely marginalized by corporate America but also because they are just as ideological as what we have now. Independent for me, semantics aside, means fresh ideas coupled with acceptance of some old ones that are still good. What this country needs is empirical politics not politicized science.

Activist said...


Indeed you're correct..new ideas about currency, agriculture, wellness, economics, and education are needed - and will surely surface if the people are given the liberty to pursue them.


inspele said...

I was a Tea Party person before our message was labeled.
Once that happened, everyone started trying to hijack the movement.
Palin is one of those deceivers.
I always considered "progressives" to support total socialism.
After reading this article I am willing to admit I mat have been wrong.
The truth is these are the principles that I have advocated since JR was "elected".
I have been frustrated trying to show people the right wing lies using God as a platform.
I have spent so many years ignoring any "progressive" message I simply quit listening a long time ago.
That our country is in its death throes is obvious.
If we don't unite in a singular vision of individual freedom, truly fair markets, and less government intrusion, with protections against big corporation fascism, we are all lost.
I have begun to see some on "the left" are saying the exact same thing as me, minus the God message.
That's a tough one, as I don't understand how anyone can be principled without personally answering to a higher power, but that's what this country is about, the freedom to worship or not.

Activist said...


Thank you so much for your comment! I think everyone, before they wake up, leans one way and demonizes or ignores the other side to some extent. I know I did!

But when you realize the whole thing is rigged for a certain not-so-benevolent agenda, and that both parties are utterly bogus - therefore most of their petty bickering is a manufactured distraction to whip up hate to drive the vote - then you start to see through the BS.

I must say that true liberal warriors fighting for peace, human rights, fairness, and individual human freedom - even if atheist - will have a seat next to any just God when the battle is over...

Richard said...

My question always is: if one has known what you've written here to be the case for some time...what next? As I sit here on the internet imagining what will actually happen, will it be the worst of NWO one-world governmnent, will it be martial law, "Project Bluebeam"? We are so fractured and divided that all seems lost. Do we have to bottom out like an addict in order to rise again?

Activist said...

Thanks for your comment Richard!

I think all of us worry that we will have to hit rock bottom before the solutions arrive. It may be true that the powers that be will not allow a political solution, which would require a smaller critical mass to activate...therefore we are left with a resistance movement. In order for that to be successful, it seems the citizens have to be willing to sacrifice some comforts which until now they have not been willing to do in mass. It may take these comforts being forcefully removed (ie - rock bottom) to ignite the public.

Rachel Lynne said...

I've said for a long time now, ten plus years, that there is no difference between Dems and Repubs, they are both heading down the same road; one party just takes us there faster.

I've read several articles lately commenting on the not so distant relationship between "eco-type" liberals, (I call them hippies :)) and libertarians et al. Curiously, I find that I fit this category to a tee; I want total freedom as Jefferson, Madison, etc. intended and I am 100% behind the "buy local", sustainable farming, down with agribusiness, do you KNOW what is in that food group.

I agree with the comment stating the masses will need to face true sacrifice before they are willing to take action, however, it will then be too late;civil unrest will overwhelm the cities which will give the totalitarian regime the needed excuse to implement martial law thus ringing in the "world" they've wanted all along.
Solutions? Don't have any at the moment except to say talk, talk, talk: to every "common" man you meet. The grocery store, the gas station, restaurants, etc. You'll find so many people open to hearing the truth now. I liken the situation with the masses to the Matrix: take the blue pill and the facade crumbles revealing the world as it really is, take the other pill and continue to see through the rose colored glasses and be blissfully unaware of the monsters lurking in every gov't/business office. I took the awakening pill long ago but a lot of people are afraid to jump in, the truth hovers on the edge of their consciousness but fear holds them back from that first step.

In closing, I would also add that there are signs of smoke and sparks from the angry populace here, and to a lesser extent in UK/Europe, and all that is needed is a leader to rise and fan it all into bright, cleansing, freedom restoring flames.

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Read this paper. It's was written for investors but it clearly depicts what's going on politically. It's not left-right. It is statists (social and/or economic "security") vs liberalists (social and/or economic liberty)


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