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5 Key Principles that Unite Populist Progressives and Tea-Party Libertarians

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"Rise like Lions after slumber; In unvanquishable number; Shake your chains to earth like dew; Which in sleep had fallen on you; Ye are many; They are few." ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

The establishment must do everything it can to suppress unity among the growing herd of angry citizens. However, victory for the people is within our grasp. In a dangerous scenario for the establishment, populists from the left and the right are increasingly finding common ground. A recent Mother Jones article titled "Tea Party or Pot Party?" revealed to progressives that they can actually agree with Tea Party libertarians on issues such as legalizing marijuana. With an honest look at each other’s principles we may find that what unites Populists is far more powerful than what divides us.

First, we must be cognizant that the establishment seeks to divide us by using such vile tactics as labeling progressives as "evil communists" and the Tea Party libertarians as "racists." Naturally, old-school civil rights liberals hate racists, and free-market conservative purists hate communists. Can we not see that the establishment knows precisely what buttons to push to keep us from uniting? These false labels are irrelevant in our current struggle with a tyrannical Corporate State.

It is clear that we the people are all suffering in similar ways under the current system. We grasp for someone to blame for this manufactured suffering, and the establishment is all too eager to provide a culprit to misdirect our anger. Progressives have been conditioned to blame big evil corporations, while conservatives have been conditioned to blame big evil government. But now, both are finally realizing that corporate cartels and the government have merged into a most evil monster that cares not for them, or the health of America for that matter. Even Michael Moore is waking up to the fact that Obama is a mere puppet of the corporate masters.

The people have been fooled and divided for long enough. Now, we must go beyond phony labels that the establishment has carefully crafted for us, and join our fellow populists to unite around our common human principles.

Here are five co-dependent principles that unite populist progressives and tea party libertarians:

1. Peace – Ending Foreign Wars

Peace seems to be our natural human condition until the corporate controllers disrupt it for their tactical gain. Wars are sold through division, driven by military-industrial complex profits and the desire for power over resources – period. Those are not good enough reasons to kill, maim, displace and torture millions of human beings. Real humans, if desperate enough, may kill for resources but are not inclined to simply kill for power – and will engage in neither if they are reasonably comfortable. The good news is, the elite sub-humans who use human pawns for war to increase gluttonous fortunes will eventually be toppled, because the true natural order of peace will always ultimately manifest. Acts of war are always immoral crimes against humanity, as war is hell and we must become the devil to win.

Libertarians and progressives have been consistently unified against the immoral, interventionist wars and the resulting atrocities on liberty. Complacent progressives must forget about what party is in power and continue to fight for what is right. It’s not okay to excuse the wars, the torture, and the illegal wiretapping simply because the current Democratic president was presented with a Nobel Peace Prize. If anything, that alone should prove to you the left-right paradigm is bogus. And if pocketbook conservatives desire authenticity about reducing spending, then we must start with defense cuts across the board – including ending the wars. Christian conservatives and liberal Jews must adopt the peaceful message of their religions, and realize that the real threat to their freedom and safety is far more dangerous than the engineered Muslim threat sold to them by the corrupt establishment. And those who still support military-industrial complex-owned neocons, God help you.

Common Ground: As Gandhi said, "There is no path to peace, peace is the path." Ending the wars is the only moral and pragmatic policy to rescue our country.

2. Restoring Economic Justice and Fiscal Sanity

Economic fairness and fiscal sanity begins and ends with reforming our monetary system. The primary reason Americans should be angry about their economic situation is the fact that the Federal Reserve is a privately-owned entity. It functions outside the jurisdiction of all branches of elected government and it owns the SEC and Treasury, which gives this private group immeasurable power to turn us and our government into debt slaves for their own gain. The fractional reserve system for money creation inherently causes inflation that will always require more taxes from the public. In fact, the United States never had an income tax until the year after the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913. The Fed, who continues to loot America, is also the engine that drives the ongoing global financial crisis. To reclaim America it is imperative that the criminal banking cartel be abolished and sound money must be restored to the people.

We must learn from Woodrow Wilson who said: "Our great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is privately concentrated. The growth of our nation, therefore, and all of our activities are in the hands of a few men . . . who necessarily, by very reason of their limitations, chill and check and destroy economic freedom."

This topic is so obviously beyond the false left-right debate that anyone who opposes it would appear to be a shill for the criminal banking system. If Tea Party activists wonder who is to blame for their climbing taxes, they need to point their finger at the monetary system that encourages big government to keep spending, thus resulting in inflation. There is already encouraging bipartisan cooperation in regards to investigating the Fed which has brought great awareness of their true nature to the public.

Although there is no proposed legislation to fundamentally change the function of the Fed, we saw a progressive Alan Grayson (D-Fla) co-sponsor the "Audit the Fed" bill, drafted by ultra-conservative Ron Paul (R-TX), with another ultra-progressive Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introducing the Senate version. Furthermore, it is also encouraging to see a flurry of candidates from various states and political philosophies proposing citizen-owned state banks as part of the economic solution. This nonpartisan issue is absolutely vital for all Americans to support if we hope to be free human beings.

Common Ground: Thomas Jefferson said: "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered . . . I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies . . . The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." End the private Federal Reserve and establish sound money for the benefit of all Americans.

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October 7, 2010