Solution: The 21st Century 'Global Game Changer'
by Gerald Celente: PIIGS,
Presstitutes, and the Global Meltdown
the newly-released SummerTrends Journal, no responsible journalist
will be able, in good conscience, to paint Gerald Celente again
as a purveyor of Pessimism Porn, a gloom and doomer,
or an alarmist.
continue to make clear that Happy Days will not soon
be here again. He will continue to explain that, budget deal notwithstanding,
no future Fed quick fixes or DC schemes can reverse the Greatest
Depression-bound economy. No bipartisan miracle will eliminate
the budget or trade deficit, restore the dollar to its former glory,
or bring back jobs lost to China, India, Mexico, etc.
financial crisis is equally critical. And the EU, IMF and ECB rescue
policies will prove as ineffective as Americas. Those warnings
are not alarmism or pessimism they
are just a matter of drawing logical conclusions from hard facts
and incontrovertible data.
even with a major economic collapse ahead of us, Celente is convinced
there is a basis for expecting positive global outcomes in the long-term.
The potential Game Changer lies in a widespread recognition
that the Industrial Revolution mindset and policies will not, and
cannot, work in a 21st century world.
not just Model T economics thats outmoded, so are our approaches
to education, healthcare, politics and, yes, the military,
says Celente. The old adage Generals fight the last
war is as valid as ever. While the technology may have changed,
the mindset hasnt. The conviction that brute force can prevail
in an occupied country defended by guerilla combatants has proven
a multi-trillion dollar, decade-long failure. Yet even as old wars
drag on with no victory in sight, new wars are started such as Operation
Odyssey Dawn launched against Libya five months ago, a kinetic
military action that was supposed to end in days,
Solution: Direct Democracy
system in place in America, and throughout much of the
world, is obsolete and irreparable. The inept generals masterminding
lost-cause wars are mirrored by warring senators and representatives
in Congress. Anyone who watched weeks of the Washington Wrestling
Federations (WWF) Reality Show, Beltway Battle Over
the Budget, and still trusts the judgment of politicians,
is either delusional or ideologically trapped, says Celente.
Yet, it is
an undeniable fact that 535 elected members of Congress, despite
their incompetence, pass laws that control the lives of over 300,000,000
citizens. The problem isnt just in the numbers,
says Celente, its that the Gang of 535? represents
lobbyists and campaign contributors, not the constituents they claim
to represent. Representative Democracy is a cruel sham;
its neither representative nor democratic,
and people are getting wise to it. Polls show that only 17 percent
of likely US voters say the country is heading in the right direction,
while 46 percent believe most members of Congress are corrupt.
beliefs rest the possibility for change, real change, not Obama-change.
As Victor Hugo put it, There is one thing stronger than all
the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.
I believe that idea is Direct Democracy, and I believe
that the time has come for the entire world to wrest power from
the hands of ruling political mobs and put it into the hands of
the public. Let the people vote!
Democracy really work? It does in Switzerland! But is it a viable,
realistic substitute for the many representative democracies, which,
in practice, are not democratic at all? Or would it lead to mob
rule? Can Direct Democracy really be “The Global Game Changer”?
is founder and director of The Trends Research Institute, author
2000 and Trend
Tracking (Warner Books), and publisher of The Trends
Journal. He has been forecasting trends since 1980, and recently
called The Collapse of ’09.
2011 Gerald Celente
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