It's Not an Arab Revolution ... It's a GLOBAL Revolution

George Washington's picture

Washington’s Blog

While the revolution in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and other North African countries may seem like an "Arab revolt", it's actually worldwide.

Protests involving thousands of protesters have recently been held in:

Predicted Years Ago

worldwide riots are not mysterious or unforeseeable. They've been
predicted for years, and are a direct result of the bad policy choices
made by most nations worldwide.

The Bank for International
Settlements - the world's most prestigious financial agency, nicknamed
the "central banks' central bank" - warned in December 2008 that the
bailouts and other bank rescue programs were putting nations were
transferring risks from private companies to nations.

As I noted at the time:

points out in a new report that the bank rescue packages have
transferred significant risks onto government balance sheets, which is
reflected in the corresponding widening of sovereign credit default

The scope and magnitude of the bank rescue
packages also meant that significant risks had been transferred onto
government balance sheets. This was particularly apparent in the market
for CDS referencing sovereigns involved either in large individual bank
rescues or in broad-based support packages for the financial sector,
including the United States. While such CDS were thinly traded prior to
the announced rescue packages, spreads widened suddenly on increased
demand for credit protection, while corresponding financial sector
spreads tightened.

In other words, by assuming huge
portions of the risk from banks trading in toxic derivatives, and by
spending trillions that they don't have, central banks have put their
countries at risk ....

The Root Cause: Bad Economic Policy

nations around the world decided to bail out their big banks instead of
taking the necessary steps to stabilize their economies (see this, this and this).
As such, they all transferred massive debts (from fraudulent and
stupid gambling activities) from the balanced sheets of the banks to the
balance sheets of the country.

The nations have then run their
printing presses nonstop in an effort to inflate their way out of their
debt crises, even though that effort is doomed to failure from the get-go.

Quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve is obviously causing food prices to skyrocket worldwide (and see this, this and this).

But the fact is that every country in the world that can print money - i.e. which is not locked into a multi-country currency agreement like the Euro - has been printing massive quantities of money.

By way of example only, the Economic Collapse Blog provides the following charts:

The U.S. is printing lots of money.....

Source, The St. Louis Fed

The Bank of England is printing lots of money.....

Source: The BoE

The EU is printing lots of money....

Source: The ECB

Japan is printing lots of money.....

Source: The BoJ

China is printing lots of money.....

Source: The People’s Bank of China

India is printing lots of money.....

Source: Reserve Bank of India

the austerity measures which governments worldwide are imposing to try
to plug their gaping deficits (created by throwing trillions at their
banks) are causing people world-wide to push back.

As I warned in February 2009 and again in December of that year:

high-level officials and experts warn that the economic crisis could
lead to unrest world-wide - even in developed countries:

  • Today, Moody's warned
    that future tax rises and spending cuts could trigger social unrest
    in a range of countries from the developing to the developed world,
    that in the coming years, evidence of social unrest and public tension
    may become just as important signs of whether a country will be
    able to adapt as traditional economic metrics, that a fiscal crisis
    remains a possibility for a leading economy, and that 2010 would be a
    “tumultuous year for sovereign debt issuers”.
  • The U.S. Army War College warned in 2008 November warned in a monograph
    [click on Policypointers’ pdf link to see the report] titled “Known
    Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy
    Development” of crash-induced unrest:

    military must be prepared, the document warned, for a “violent,
    strategic dislocation inside the United States,” which could be provoked
    by “unforeseen economic collapse,”
    “purposeful domestic resistance,” “pervasive public health
    emergencies” or “loss of functioning political and legal order.” The
    “widespread civil violence,” the document said, “would force the
    defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend
    basic domestic order and human security.” “An American government and
    defense establishment lulled into complacency by a long-secure domestic
    order would be forced to rapidly divest some or most external security
    commitments in order to address rapidly expanding human insecurity at
    home,” it went on. “Under the most extreme circumstances, this might
    include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United
    States. Further, DoD [the Department of Defense] would be, by necessity,
    an essential enabling hub for the continuity of political authority in
    a multi-state or nationwide civil conflict or disturbance,” the
    document read.

  • Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair said:

    "The global economic crisis ... already looms as the most serious one in decades, if not in centuries ... Economic crises increase the risk of regime-threatening instability if they are prolonged for a one- or two-year period," said Blair. "And instability
    can loosen the fragile hold that many developing countries have on law
    and order, which can spill out in dangerous ways into the
    international community

    "Statistical modeling shows that economic crises increase the risk of regime-threatening instability if they persist over a one-to-two-year period."***

    crisis has been ongoing for over a year, and economists are divided
    over whether and when we could hit bottom. Some even fear that the
    recession could further deepen and reach the level of the Great
    Depression. Of course, all of us recall the dramatic political
    consequences wrought by the economic turmoil of the 1920s and 1930s in
    Europe, the instability, and high levels of violent extremism.”

    made it clear that - while unrest was currently only happening in
    Europe - he was worried this could happen within the United States.

    [See also this].

  • Former national security director Zbigniew Brzezinski warned
    "there’s going to be growing conflict between the classes and if
    people are unemployed and really hurting, hell, there could be even
  • The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warned
    the the financial crisis is the highest national security concern for
    the U.S., and warned that the fallout from the crisis could lead to of
    "greater instability".

Others warning of crash-induced unrest include:

Unemployment is soaring globally - especially among youth.

And the sense of outrage at the injustice of the rich getting richer while the poor get poorer is also a growing global trend.

worldwide told their people that bailout out the giant banks was
necessary to save the economy. But they haven't delivered, and the
"Main Streets" of the world have suffered.

As former American senator (and consummate insider) Chris Dodd said in 2008:

it turns out that [the banks] are hoarding, you’ll have a
revolution on your hands. People will be so livid and furious that
their tax money is going to line their pockets instead of doing the
right thing. There will be hell to pay.

Of course, the big banks are hoarding, and refusing to lend to Main Street. In fact, they admitted back in 2008 that they would. And the same is playing out globally.

As I noted earlier this month:

Agence France-Press reports today:

International Monetary Fund stands ready to help riot-torn Egypt
rebuild its economy, the IMF chief said Tuesday as he warned governments
to tackle unemployment and income inequality or risk war.

No wonder former U.S. National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski ... warned the Council on Foreign Relations that:


the first time in human history almost all of humanity is politically
activated, politically conscious and politically interactive. There are
only a few pockets of humanity left in the remotest corners of the
world that are not politically alert and engaged with the political
turmoil and stirrings that are so widespread today around the world.


needs to face squarely a centrally important new global reality: that
the world's population is experiencing a political awakening
unprecedented in scope and intensity, with the result that the politics of populism are transforming the politics of power.
The need to respond to that massive phenomenon poses to the uniquely
sovereign America an historic dilemma: What should be the central
definition of America's global role?

central challenge of our time is posed not by global terrorism, but
rather by the intensifying turbulence caused by the phenomenon of global
political awakening. That awakening is socially massive and politically radicalizing.

It is no overstatement to assert that now in the 21st century the
population of much of the developing world is politically stirring and
in many places seething with unrest. It is a population acutely
conscious of social injustice to an unprecedented degree, and often
resentful of its perceived lack of political dignity
. The
nearly universal access to radio, television and increasingly the
Internet is creating a community of shared perceptions and envy that can
be galvanized and channeled by demagogic political or religious
passions. These energies transcend
sovereign borders and pose a challenge both to existing states as well
as to the existing global hierarchy, on top of which America still

That turmoil
is the product of the political awakening, the fact that today vast
masses of the world are not politically neutered, as they have been
throughout history. They have political consciousness.


awakened mankind craves political dignity, which democracy can
enhance, but political dignity also encompasses ethnic or national
self-determination, religious self-definition, and human and social
rights, all in a world now acutely aware of economic, racial and ethnic
inequities. The quest for political dignity, especially through
national self-determination and social transformation, is part of the
pulse of self-assertion by the world's underprivileged


live in an age in which mankind writ large is becoming politically
conscious and politically activated to an unprecedented degree, and it is this condition which is producing a great deal of international turmoil.

turmoil is the product of the political awakening, the fact that today
vast masses of the world are not politically neutered, as they have
been throughout history. They have political consciousness.

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AchtungAffen's picture

It was "too communist" to nationalize broken banks and liquidate them. It was "too communist" to install a public health service and break the monopoly of a few vampire insurers... When will it be "not too much communism"? When you have a real Stalin forcing you to work your pops trade?

RockyRacoon's picture

Thanks, George.   Good stuff.

chrismak's picture

Some good comments on this. The current hot topic to appease the masses is Union bashing, which is just a sideshow to distract from the main show. As  previous poster said step back and see the bigger picture of what's happening on a Global scale. 

The Emperor has no clothes and more and more people are waking up to that every day and guess what? The Emperor is pissed. So the sideshows continue with all his minions backpedaling to save their ass. 

Madhouse's picture

You know it is going to be a bad ending when...

the insane Dictator tells everyone that Al Queda and the US are working together to bring down his bank, er, his country.., er, his whorehouse, er his drugstore...

come on guys, one for the Gipper, right between his eyes...


aerial view's picture

good article GW. Indeed an awakening/revolution is in the works and bad economic policies with unparallaled corruption are center stage. Was it all planned out by our masters or was it simply due to the incompetence and poor judgement of many greedy individuals all trying to become master of the universe?

New World Chaos's picture

It's all planned.  The NWO causes the problem and when everyone is desperate for leadership, they propose the solution:  In this case, world government and world fiat currency.  Doesn't mean they can't screw up and bite off more than they can chew. They screwed up big-time by failing to strangle the Internet in its crib.

notadouche's picture

It's funny that in Dodd's mind the remedy for the situation happens to be the cause of the situation, bank lending.  He wants banks to lend to folks who need it the most which also happnes to be the people that will most likely to default which will then cause another banking crisis.  Is this what they call a viscious circle?

New_Meat's picture

"Is this what they call a viscious circle?"

Nyet, they call it "fairness."

- Ned

notadouche's picture

When did anyone come to expect fairness from banks or governments or unions or corporations or life in general?  I don't understand how lending money to people who won't be able to repay the loan is fair.  Of course I don't understand why I was born to a douche instead of a Rothschild or Trump or any other multi gazillionaire.  I don't understand after all the crookedness that the Dodd family (Dodd Sr to this one) has engaged in allows him to have a forum in which anyone would ever listen to him.  He should be in shackles along with his father and AIG and Goldman etc..  I'm just sayin' what's fair got to do with anything?

Yardfarmer's picture


as usual G-dub fails to see the forest for the trees. In Brzezinski's own seminal work, "The Grand Chessboard," published more than three decades ago, the blueprint for geo-political global supremacy is laid out, not with stunning prescience, but by design and with "malice aforethought". Zbig and significant others of his ilk such as his cohorts who hatched "The Project for a New American Century" such as Douglas Feith and Paul Wolfowitz have telegraphed their unmistakeable imperatives and directives with chilling efficacy. It is not coincidence that the present incendiary cataclysms exploding in the Middle East and Northern Africa are astraddle the so-called "arc of crisis" as delineated by Zbig. Or is it perhaps simply serendipitous that the IMF required its client states to withdraw food subsidies just as prices skyrocketed. Global takeover and "full spectrum dominance" (as in F.W. Engdahl's book of the same name) would be a more appropriate description of events than the romantic misnomer of "Global Revolution". You need to put away the comic books and  do your homework, George.


falak pema's picture

This guy Cato the old, when Rome was a republic, used to have a one liner to summarise his view of geopolitical roman policy in Mare Nostrum : Blame it on Carthage. The current hegemonical clique since Ronald Reagan's days has firmly re-established american supremacy that Brzezinski dreamt about under Carter and never achieved, quite the contrary. So Paul Wolfowitz's NWO order and global control of world government by the ruling elite in USA is now in post Iraq/Afghanistan/ Capitalistic financial meltdown of Reaganomics model, a seemingly DEAD issue. There will be no USA hegemonical play as the USA is now depasse by the turn of events. Forget Cato, forget the Cato institute, scion of world supremacy games, forget american hubris, come back to reality as it now unfurls. World government is now a game of modest give and take to save the level playing field. Or its Armageddon and I wouldn't bet that the USA will come out top dog; in a dog-eat-dog, animal farm, type confrontation. I don't think the US people will buy that hype from their elites. Not any more. This is a global revolution where the imperial might of USA will be chastised and its corporates posted to the pillory box of retribution. As will its surrogate satrapies world wide. One day an American president will be obliged to do to Wall Street plutocrats what King Philip the fair did to the knights Templars, the richest bunch of feudals of that age, who had definitely lost the Holy land, sacred mission of the best and the brightest of those days, all skull and boners no doubt!  They were only interested in managing their huge ill gotten earnings through 'trusts' after their fallback to European havens. He burnt them all and seized all their wealth. Period. The way to go....


George Washington's picture

Maybe. But as I wrote last week:

Some claim that these protests are actually created by American intelligence forces to destabilize the Arab world

But trend forecaster Gerald Celente has a very different view of what is unfolding:

It is not solely the Middle East that is destined to experience episodes of violent upheaval. What is transpiring in the Arab world will spread throughout many European states. While the call to arms will be spoken in different tongues, the underlying causes will be the same.


In December 2010 (before Tunisia made the headlines) we issued a Trend Alert titled, “Off With Their Heads!” in which we predicted a “long war between the people and the ruling classes.” We noted that, “Anyone questioning the intensity of the people’s seething anger is either out of touch or in denial.”


It wasn’t Arab anger that led us to that forecast – it was the student and worker revolts spilling into the streets of Europe. The imposition of draconian austerity measures – higher taxes, tuition hikes, lost benefits, curtailed services, public sector job cuts – had young and old raging against a rigged system that paved the way for the privileged and punished the proles.


Though millions marched through the streets of Athens, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London and Madrid, when the protests ended, the governments were barely shaken, let alone toppled. Unlike the autocratic Arab regimes, where the tight grip of repression could only be broken by violence, in the “democratic” West the illusion of representation and placating government promises mitigated the violence.


Both the press and politicians assumed the protests would run their course, people would accept their fate, and, like it or not, suffer the consequences. The protests, however, have not run their course. The economic toll of austerity and unemployment continues to ravage the lower and middle classes. As we wrote in the Winter 2011 Trends Journal, “It will only be a matter of time before a series of final-straw events breaks the public’s back, setting off uncontrollable uprisings, coups (bloodless and/or military), riots and revolts throughout the financially battered world.”




Already the public is being conditioned to view the Egyptian military as beloved liberators. But in fact they are simply another arm of the autocratic government, no more familiar with democratic ideals than the dictator they replace … who had himself been drawn from the ranks of the military.


The world leaders and world media are not recognizing the Egyptian uprising for what it is: a prelude to a series of civil wars that will lead to regional wars, that will lead to the first “Great War” of the 21st century.

NorthenSoul's picture

Both the press and politicians assumed the protests would run their course, people would accept their fate, and, like it or not, suffer the consequences. The protests, however, have not run their course. The economic toll of austerity and unemployment continues to ravage the lower and middle classes. As we wrote in the Winter 2011 Trends Journal, “It will only be a matter of time before a series of final-straw events breaks the public’s back, setting off uncontrollable uprisings, coups (bloodless and/or military), riots and revolts throughout the financially battered world.”


Gee! One could swear they're trying to buy some time in the hope the populi will fall back in line as they so often do.

Sorry to disappoint the so-called rulers, but this time, it is not happening. The heist, corruption and lies have been pushed way too far. You can't expect people to be OK with a several trillion dollars fraud committed at their expense and assume they'll be honky-dory with it after 1 year of "technical recovery", right?

It is time to rethink everything...including who should hold the reigns of power.


robobbob's picture

When dealing with harmonic waves, you can work to dampen them, or work to excite them to a higher energy. If the problems were so obvious years ago, then what preparations were made and by who? What have our elite benefactors done? the government? the TPTB?

the future problems of the world are

energy, food, and individual freedom

What have they done to prepare America, and by extension, the world against these problems? increase drilling? increase mining? incentives for domestic manufacturing? incentives to create more farmers? encourage nuke power? a manhatten project for fusion? even bothered to close the door to mass immigration?


Every visible sign of preparation has been to position themselves to exploit the worlds problems instead of working to mitigate them. more regulations. more cronyism. more police state. more balkanizing the population. more sheeple entitlement mentallity. more concentration of money and power. impliment the Mathusian solution.

we can read the news. and there are still those who remember history

stop yelling about the how GW.

ask why GW

ask who GW

SilverFiend's picture


The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can
bribe the people with their own money.
-- Alexis de Tocqueville

Audacity17's picture

A good article except for the stuff about banks hoading money.  NOBODY WANTS TO BORROW!  They're tapped out.

StychoKiller's picture

I'd be happy to borrow, just give me access to the Fed discount window...

tony bonn's picture

yes by george, i think you've got it.

hardcleareye's picture

GW, out did yourself on this one.  Damn good read!!

johnQpublic's picture

you forgot to mention clif high at HPH and george ure at urbansurvival called this globalrev for years now....back to early '07 in fact

Aquiloaster's picture

Disenfranchised populations are hitting critical mass (and diversity) worldwide. An important transition occurs when the less-fortunate view their plight as the government's making rather than their own. Moreover, when people of various education levels, creeds, intelligences and temperments are all unemployed/alienated etc., the problem is clearly systemic (clear if one is not hypotised by the repetition and flashing lights of the MSM). The job market is flooded with MBAs, PhDs and BAs--people who put in significant work, for whom no return exists. These people, fancying themselves as leadership material, will devote their free time and leadership skills to something "pro-active". On a personal note--being a doctoral student in Anthropology only allows me to see the workings of the crisis, rather than circumvent or dodge its effects.

geno-econ's picture

Excellent article tying together current events in proper perspective.

 However, when will markets reflect crisis descending upon  global economy?  Either markets are in denial due to liquidity injections from banks and financial institutions supported by government printing presses  or corporations foresee continuing profits from the upcoming malaise. Perhaps its both in which case the risk factor is tremendous. No doubt  main reason derivatives are going wild---which only increase severity of any mistakes . We are living  in very dangerous times while most  politicians and bankers are still partying and dancing in the dark  

Zero Govt's picture

free markets sort themselves out... Govt regulated causes chaos because twats behind desks don't know what they're doing...  if there's a food riot 95% of the time there's Govt behind the problem

George Washington's picture

Here's an exerpt from the Brzezinski speech (having trouble embedding in the main post):

New_Meat's picture

Zbiggie has been off the rails since before Carter, but it took ol' Jimmah to put him on stage where he could demonstrate his total incompetence for the entire world to admire.

- Ned

Zero Govt's picture

GW  -  what a load of bollocks.

This prat is jibbering on about "global this" and "global that"... it does not exist, nor does the pure fantasy contruct that is national Govt let alone global anything.

The only thing that exists is the individual. To construct something that is local Govt, national Govt or global is BS right from the outset. No body can represent the people in its society, only they can do that for themselves, by taking those decisions on a daily basis.

This f'n idiot is talking about nation States deciding this or that as if they represent anybody but their own office or Depts policies. One set of delusional diplomats talking to another set of delusional diplomats. They represent NOBODY. 

The entire fantasy construct that Govt is represents nobody. It is a fantasy run by fantasists. Shutter Govt and shut down these idiotic fuking windbags. We don't need anybody to represent us, we can do it ourselves. Thank you

falak pema's picture

Lol, ZeroGovt, you are such an impenitent wanker, so in love with your own cock, you are bewitched with the  mystery of your own magical wand, in perpetual self adulation. You're something out of 'clockwork orange', the original anarchist freak. I don't recommend putting you in a straight jacket and administering you a in the film. Stanley Kubrick was a genius but he could be very wicked. Not me, cos I'm no genius.

False Capital's picture

What a fucking waste-of-space comment (and poster). As a long-time lurker, stirred from my slumber, it's so sad to see ZH comments go down the pan. I for one cannot be arsed to step up to the plate.

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

I agree to an extent, but some manner of social ordering appears to be imbedded into our DNA.  Pure form anarchy is not an attribute of the human species.  That said, a society closer to the Doukhobors than the Mormons would be preferable. 

Zero Govt's picture


Why need a 'model' when you can see any day of the week society interacting quite naturally. Walk down a high street, drive your car on the roads, interact on holiday etc etc etc.

We behave every day quite naturally as animals (flock of birds, herd of buffalo) do. We are inbred with animal instincts on how to behave in society (herd/pack). I holiday on an island with 300 tourists and about 200 staff. There's no Govt, no red tape, no police, no nothing. Life gets along far far better without the fuking useless tossers of authority.

If a fight breaks out so what? When has police ever changed that! You lick your wounds and go back to living. When you have a car accident you swap insurance and sort it out. Shit happens. Sorted. No here comes Policeman Plod and to add insult to injury has a judge slap you with a £300 fine (ie. robs you). It changes nothing, but the State wants to dish out pure retribution and extract a fine. Who needs this shit? 

I could go on and on how the State is a jackass in every social situation and far from 'protect and serves' the public is nothing more than a self-important robbing parasite who creates more chaos than a free society would. 99% of your life will be conducted using normal social (herding) instincts, no Govt required or needed to resolve anything. Govt is wholly unnecessary, like the animals we get along absolutely naturally 

DOT's picture

Can we do it all ourselves ?

Do we need to work co-operatively ?

Can we assign responsibilities among ourselves ?


Can you provide a model for self governance ?

Zero Govt's picture


Can i provide a model for self governance? Yes me, and likely you too. I never use Govt nor need it from cradle to grave. The only time i come across Govt they're a clown show (airport security, customs posts, police road-side checks etc). Watching these windbags on TV with their latest irrelevant views on Pakistan, energy of the future, the latest sham of their bankrupt budgets really who needs any of this crap?

Dozens and soon hundreds of towns in the US and Europe will shortly see their local Govts go bankrupt and all services down. None will be missed. What these towns are and will experience is an outbreak of normality, without the corrupt windbags that are local politicians and being robbed (rates, taxes, petty fines etc). Wealth returned to its rightful owners instead of extorted by these parasites by the threats of State

How do we work co-operatively? Quite naturally through our million year old animal instincts that control 90% of our behaviour (herding or pack behaviour). As individuals we herd or pack when being a collective benefits us, say working for a company or joining a bunch of like-minded people at a classic car rally or as football supporters. So we 'herd' and join groups for periods, and indeed become pack animals, then move back to our individual lives in family/friends groups the rest of the time.

This is Centuries old behaviour shared with all animals and will never change. Our tools (technology) and indeed lifestyles become more sophisticated but our behaviour patterns for interacting has not changed in thousands of years (see any animal grouping to study our own behaviour patterns).  

Govt (and before it tribal leaders or royalty) has never brought society anything, that progress is always from private individualism and private effort which the lazy or cheating parasite of society have always sort to acquire or take a cut of. Authority does not change us or how we we behave except where its authoritarism restricts our freedoms. In fact it puts a spanner in the works at every juncture often simply because authority feels a need to assert its authority (a purely vacuous senseless act)

So just as the birds, fish and Bison don't need Govt to get through their lives nor do the even more intelligent human race. We can handle it, we do if you think about it, despite the constant theft of our wealth and freedom by these fuking Govt parasites

Authority serves nobody but itself (as we see in Washington, Arabia, Bijiing and Europe). 

We've given Govt a try, it was a nice liberal/intellectual idea but its patently failed miserably time after time, country after country, decade after decade. Its results are utterly predictable: crap in every direction. Govt is now beyond a joke, its pork-barreled parasites are delusional, and its plain for all to see. It needs to get out of our hair. We never needed it and we don't like interacting with Govt because it's a shambles . Govt stinks from top to bottom. Game Over for the parasites

Freddie's picture

GW = friend of Hussein Soetero.

Hope and Change brought to you by idiots like GW who voted for the muslim.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

Freddie, your every post gets junked, big time.


Take a hint.

Zero Govt's picture

GW is a progressive, he's stirring up revolution in the hope his closet-communists will get in and change the world with slightly watered down Marxism ....all pray to the central committee system, surely the best way ever devised to tell society how to live their lives, how to run a business and subordinate to The Great Hilary Clinton

Zero Govt's picture

so why support a progressive as a running-mate for Ron Paul?  

Have you not seen the results progressives always give not only through Americna history but in current affairs??

George Washington's picture

The powers-that-be try to divide us and demonize the "other side" so that we won't realize how much we all agree on. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.

However, Ron Paul (who won the conservative CPAC straw poll 2 years in a row) has formed alliances with progressives like Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Nader on shared principals.

True conservatives and true progressives are BOTH against the unholy alliance of big government and big corporations (too big to fail banks and giant defense contractors, etc.) which are ruining our country.

True conservatives are much more like true progressives than they are to NEOconservatives.  Similarly, true progressives are much more like true conservatives than they are to NEOliberals. Please learn your history.

Zero Govt's picture

mainly a sound post there George but every progressive (closet Marxist) i've seen is all for central command control... how about Rep John McCain who mid-Presidential campaign legged it back to Washington to support the banking bailout? ..that's hardly 'conservative' indeed that was the exact turning point he lost his remarkable lead over Barrack 'Soros' Obama (a fellow progressive)

Lapri's picture

As WBanzai says, Bama is worse.

BTW, are you still trying to somehow suggest to us that Wisconsin public union workers are fighting the same fight as Libyans and Egyptians and Tunisians and Bahrainis and Yemenites and...??

williambanzai7's picture

When you think about his false pretenses, he is actually worse.

ZerOhead's picture

Banzai7 hits it out of the park.

False pretenses are much much worse. At least everyone knew what they were getting with Bush/Cheney.

When Obama 'Democrats' promised Hope and Change it was morphed into the same old Bush/Cheney system of Rope And Chains ... how the hell can anyone believe in the two party system again?

Both parties serve the same masters... and it sure ain't "We the People!"


Vendetta's picture

indeed.   common denominator ... absolute corruption

DOT's picture

“Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States."


So they will be prepared to take out the FED  ?

Zero Govt's picture

,,,and the bankers, politicians, judges, police, military-industrial complex itself and that twat head of the Treasury

11b40's picture

You mean this head of Treasury?  Surely you must be misinformed.  You need to spend more time with Bloomberg.

Geithner Butt of Jokes No More as Obama's Money Man Now on Top of Economy