Russia Today Interviews Gerald Celente
The merger of corporate and government powers in modern America is plain and simple fascism, believes Gerald Celente, the founder of the Trends Research Institute and publisher of Trends Journal. Celente takes an in-depth look at what AIG and Goldman Sachs really are and the people behind them; explains the policies of Obamas administration, and the moral basis for a forthcoming new American Revolution.
RT: Id like to begin by talking about the Treasury department. Theyve decided to extend bailout funds to a number of struggling life insurance policies. This is in addition to the auto industry and the banks. Do you think Americans are aware of whats going on?
G.C.: They know about it, its a new trend. America is going from what used to be the major capitalistic country in the world of free market a crusader into what Mussolini would have called fascism: the merger of state and corporate powers. So it is not socialism as people believe, it is socialisms egalitarianism. Its not communism where the state controls monopolies its fascism, plain and simple. The merger of corporate and government powers. State-controlled capitalism is called fascism, and fascism has come to America in broad daylight. But theyre feeding them it in little bits and pieces. First AIG was too big to fail. Mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were too big to fail. Banks too big to fail and auto companies. And now we give money to the people that make the auto parts. And now theres talk about the technology companies, wanting their piece of the action. The merger of state and government is called fascism. Take it from Mussolini; he knew a thing or two about it.
RT: What can Americans do if they are opposed to the road that government officials are bringing them down?
G.C.: The people dont really have a choice, there is no ballot box. Im of Italian descent and Ive heard enough of mafia stories for the rest of my life. If you want to look at a mafia, you can call it a republican and democratic party. And if you want to look at the two families, the heads of the mafia, all you have to do is to look at the Bushes and the Clintons. Theyve been running the show now for some 24 years. We heard about Obama who is going to bring in change. A change you could believe in if he is dumb, stupid and blind. Look who hes brought in as his chief policy makers. Retreads from the old Clinton administration. Its a two-headed one-party system. So its very difficult for the people to vote in a new administration that isnt part of the old one.
RT: Can you tell me one thing that you like about President Obama?
G.C.: In the Trends Journal, the top trends of 2009, one of our trends was that people are going to be putting out recession gardens. And now as we see the Obamas, they are planting their own garden, and that trend is taking hold. So he is doing that in positive ways, hes bringing an element of dignity back to society. Those are positives. But now let me look at whether its true or the hypocrisy. So, they are talking about planting their own gardens. And they are talking about buying local. Oh, all that is wonderful, but on the other side of the coin they are pushing genetically modified foods while theyre eating organic. So its like let them eat Frankenfoods this is the message. So I see hypocrisy at every level. When they show me truth and justice, and the real American way then Ill believe.
Gerald Celente is founder and director of The Trends Research Institute, author of Trends 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.