Welcome to Capital Account. Tonight two candidates vying for the presidency in 2012 take the stage in what has become an annual circus of sorts for political pundits, and a source of indigestion for the rest of us. Today we have a guest who forecasts trends, not just economic, but political, geopolitical, social and cultural. It is a good opportunity, therefore, for us to break our silence on matters of state, and offer an opinion or two, for whatever they are worth. It appears to us that somewhere, somehow, America veered wildly off track.
We have become so obsessed with security, that we have conflated it with peace. JFK understood the difference between these two, which is why he identified “the security of the slave,” as a false prophet for peace. He spoke of “a peace that makes life worth living” not a peace that comes with a state of perpetual war, perpetual fear, and an ever shrinking world of opportunity and freedom. There was constructive action in his remarks about peace, whereas today, it seems that all the talk of peace involves surrender in every place but the battlefield.
But, not everyone has been so dulled by the propaganda abounding on matters of war and peace. Many out there are committed to freedom AND peace; those who believe we can have BOTH, despite the false claims of flag waving, armchair generals. Joining us, is Gerald Celente, founder of the Trends Research Journal. [Read more...]