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Gerald Celente, director of the Trends Research Institute, says the second American Revolution has already begun and it could result in the formation of a “Progressive Libertarian” party.

While the media tries to downplay the latest protests as strictly attributed to right wing radicals, Celente says:

    “This has nothing to do with right and left. This has to do with people that are losing their homes, losing their jobs, seeing government sell them out and charge them for bailing out the ‘too big to fails,’ while they are losing everything. It is a government out-of-control, while people are losing control of their lives and their futures.”

Celente, who is a self-proclaimed political atheist, says President Obama’s Bush-like policies are giving Americans more and more reasons to be critical of government.

According to Celente, there is a false choice between Republican and Democrat candidates, “It is a two-headed, one party system” – and Americans are beginning to see through the lies on both sides of the aisle.

    “That is what this second American revolution is about. It is bigger than libertarianism as we see it, we are forecasting a new third party by 2012. We are calling it – for a lack of a better name – Progressive Libertarian.

    Progressive in terms of issues such as food safety, education, health, and the environment. And Libertarian in the truest sense of the constitution. You know – not having foreign entanglement, The Federal Reserve… and the issue of printing money.”

Celente is no Nostradamus. He is better. The Washington Times has claimed, “Celente’s accurate forecasts include the 1987 stock market crash, the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the 1997 Asian currency crash and the 2007 subprime mortgage scandal.” Here on Celente’s site you can find a bigger list of the major trends he claims to have predicted.

What I find most interesting about Celente’s name for this new third party is how contradictory it seems in light of our current political environment.

In the states, the “Progressive” movement seems (in many ways) in opposition with the “Libertarian” one. But perhaps it is this growing disdain for government corruption that is uniting these two philosophies, and in many ways reuniting our country.

And perhaps it is also true that Americans from all over are beginning to think a little further outside-of-the-box when it comes to political issues. Certainly in order for there to be a true and just democratic process in this country then we need to recognize ideological forces outside of just the Republican-Democrat continuum (which seems to be rather intellectually bankrupt).

What I would like to see is individuals not clinging dogmatically to any collectivist ideas but instead to evaluate their positions from an independent perspective. Let’s not forget what George Washington had warned us about political parties in his Farewell Address on September 17, 1796:

    “However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

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