September 13, 2012
As the Presidential campaigns begin to heat up, it is thoroughly
apparent that the vast majority of Americans will once again fall into
the trap of political bickering, party affiliation, and personality
One only needs to talk with their friends and family, watch social media
sites, or listen to the callers of talk radio to understand that 2012
will be yet one more year where the populace is further divided and
conquered by a force that spans both political parties.
Although the reason for the effectiveness of the steam valve known in
the United States as elections goes much deeper than the mere greed and
corruption of political parties and the complicity of the mainstream
media, the fact is that, if we are to avoid a repeat of every other
election year in American history and a continued dominance of the
status quo, the American people must soon take drastic steps to ensure
This, however, is much easier said than done. Most Americans are not
truly aware of the levels to which they are controlled as pawns on the
political chessboard, much less the lengths to which they are controlled
in their culture and personal lives. Yet, even those individuals who
are largely awake to the forces directing society are both consistently
and easily pulled back into the counterproductive game of political
debate and supporting candidates whose best description by their
supporters can only be that they are “the lesser of two evils.” Thus,
individuals who are aware of larger conspiracies regarding 9/11
world government, Zionism, corporate finance oligarchy, and many others
are caught in a web of pointlessly defending a candidate who is wholly
owned by the very forces they seek to overthrow.
Generally, this reaction is produced by the inherent evil of the
progression of events having taken place during the tenure of the
current President or other elected politician briefly in the crosshairs
of the exasperated voter. The tragedy of the Bush years was itself
enough to produce a revolution of “swarming youth” weary of eight years
worth of economic degradation, war, imperialism and a growing police
state who now yearned for the “change” they were told would come if they
would throw their faith and support behind the supposed opposite of
George W. Bush. Yet, after four years of not only a continuance of these
very same policies, but an acceleration of them, many are confronted
with a similar non-choice in 2012.
While it is true that many on the left will simply not vote for Mitt
Romney, it is also true that many on the right – mainstream republicans,
conservatives, and even some libertarians – will inevitably go to the
ballot box and support a man who embodies the same finance oligarchy
, war machine
, and austerity measures
as the President they so despise. They will, as they put it, vote
“NoBama” in 2012. Indeed, after the dismal past four years, it will seem
to many of these individuals that almost anything will be better than
the current administration.
On the left, however, after watching numerous speeches made by the Republican candidate crying for genocidal spending cuts, confrontation with Russia
and praise for the wealthy, a sizable portion of mainstream Democrats,
Liberals, and Greens will be thoroughly frightened into voting for a man
who represents what they perceive as an enormous threat. What may have,
at first, prompted many of these individuals to simply stay home on
Election Day will prompt them to run to the polls and support “their” President
who, in turn, embodies
these very same principles
a result, any shred of principles that the Libertarian/True
Conservative and True Liberal/Green crowd may have laid claim to will
evaporate as the propaganda intensifies. To support Obama, the left will
also support perpetual war
, shredding the social safety net
, and banker bailouts
. To support Romney, ironically, the right will use the very same arguments.
Yet the obsession with the two parties does not begin and end with the
Presidential or U.S. Congressional elections. The intentionally divisive
party politics continues all the way down to the local level in cities
and towns across the country with unwitting voters supporting and
opposing policies deemed acceptable by the system which are, in reality
and unbeknownst to the useful idiots below, virtually identical to one
Regardless of one’s political pedigree, the fact is that there is a real
temptation to return to the particular political party tailored to
one’s bias during trying times, or when victory seems within the realm
Indeed, the ultimate goal of recent political action seems to be
centered around the victory of some electable messiah who will enter his
office and enact timid and watered-down versions of the desires of
those sweating blood for his campaign.
The oligarchy then watches in confidence as the two political parties
wait in the wings to co-opt and redirect whatever movement arises,
knowing that it will be only a matter of time before whatever legitimate
opposition they face will soon fade into the recesses of history. Thus,
it is safe to say that every political movement in the country is
better off without the Republican or Democratic Parties.
For those on the political right, the most obvious examples of the
deleterious nature of the Republican party might be the Ron Paul
campaign that, ironically, took place inside of it; and the Tea Party
protest movement which raised the eyebrows of the establishment long
enough for it to take serious notice.
The amount of energy expended by devoted Ron Paul supporters was, in
large part, the sole reason that Ron Paul’s presidential campaign was as
successful as it was. Doing more with less, Paul’s campaign was able to
take advantage of diehard supporters, activists, organizers, and the
Internet to provide (at least at one point) serious contention for the
Regardless of what one thinks of Paul’s economic theories, or the subsequent cozying up to the Romney campaign
and Republican establishment, the fact is that, at every step of the way, the Ron Paul campaign was sabotaged at every turn
Despite Paul having been a legitimate member of the Republican party
and a consistently-successful one in terms of elections, Paul’s campaign
was represented as an interloper from the Libertarians and was treated
accordingly. Again, despite bringing record numbers of young people into
the Republican Party, an unfortunate result of his candidacy but one
which the Republicans sorely needed, Paul was still ostracized and
mocked in the meetings of Republican elites and Party operatives.
Numerous statements were openly made to the press by the Republican
Party officials that Ron Paul would not receive the nomination even if he were to win
the elections. Voter fraud abounded. When Paul did when the vote, it
was not announced to the public until the wind had been sufficiently
removed from his sails.
Even after the damage was done and the campaign’s death knell had tolled, the Republican leadership directing the RNC delegate count
would not even allow the Paul camp to count the votes in a legitimate fashion
as the delegates for Ron Paul were automatically counted as being for Mitt Romney.
Yet the truth is that the campaign was dead on arrival. The Ron Paul
Revolution never had any hope. But it was not because the Ron Paul
supporters were incompetent or not dedicated enough or even because the
campaign was inserting itself into the Republican machine – it was
because the campaign sought to become the Republican machine instead of
seeking to defeat it. Likewise, it was because the Republican machine
sought to consume the Ron Paul Revolution. Once the merger began to take
place, with the Paul campaign’s cozying up to Romney, Neo-con Rand Paul
becoming the face of the movement, and the obsession with convention speaking slots
recognition as the new face of the party, and other Republican-based
trophies, the Ron Paul Revolution became the Republican Co-opt.
Such was also the fate of the Tea Party, ironically, another Ron Paul-related event. Beginning as far back as the tail-end of the Bush years
the Tea Party initially was a dedicated grouping of true Conservatives
and Libertarians who were opposed to the Neo-Con ideology. The Tea Party
only grew stronger after the election of Barack Obama who both
continued and intensified all of the Neo-Con policies under left cover.
The Tea Party, however, while of a more right-aligned stance, was
neither Republican nor Democrat.
As the movement grew, however, particularly around the time of the debate centering around the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
(Obamacare), the mainstream media began portraying the Tea Party as racist
rightwing Republicans. This portrayal became the perception of an
entire nation of television fanatics and, eventually, a self-fulfilling
prophecy. As more and more rightwing Republicans saw the reports
regarding the Tea Party and became convinced that it was, in fact, a
grouping of rightwing Republicans, the Tea Party itself became
infiltrated by the mainstream Republican contingent that supports the
same policies as Barack Obama, yet opposes him only because of the “D”
in front of his name.
When the Tea Party made an attempt to infiltrate the Republican Party,
it was soon discovered that the Republican Party cannot be used for good
in any real sense of mass movement. Coupled with the fact that the Tea
Party was being flooded with mainstream Republicans
the demise of the true Tea Party, of which there is very few outposts
left and virtually no politically relevant remnants, was only a matter
of time. Indeed, it was in very short order that the Tea Party became an
organizing platform for Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin
, and Paul Ryan
– individuals who are the complete antithesis of everything the Tea Party stood for when it first began.
Thus, as in the case of the Ron Paul Revolution, the Tea Party’s attempt
to infiltrate the Republican Party, coupled with the desire to be
accepted by it, ultimately resulted in the complete co-opt and
absorption of the movement.
As mentioned earlier, however, the act of co-opting a legitimate
movement by specific wings of the American Corporate Party is by no
means specific to the right. The left-wing branches of organic peoples’
movements have themselves been co-opted and derailed with lightning
speed in recent years.
The first and most obvious example of this is the abject failure of the
Occupy movement. Indeed, in the case of the Occupy Movement, it is
apparent that the culture creators and intelligence community were
well-prepared to counter any popular uprising, particularly one
functioning as an offshoot of the union protests in the Midwest,
movement which itself was derailed directly by the Democratic Party and
the opportunists and agents working within it.
When the Occupy movement first began in the fall of 2011
as a semi-organic uprising with populist tendencies, the protesters
understood one of the keys to drawing attention through physical
demonstration, meaning that one should not leave the area of
demonstration until one’s demands are met. For weeks, the protesters in
New York and other cities fought inclement weather, typical brutish
police, and other poor conditions which come with camping out in city
streets. Yet the mainstream media completely ignored
the movement. Even as the protests grew to cities all across the
country, it was at least two weeks before any mention was made by major
Because Occupy was crippled by lack of cohesion from the start, there
was an inherent inability to form concrete demands for such an effective
method of protest. Thus, as it has been stated before, where no leader
exists, one will be provided.
The leaders provided were, of course, were organizations like AdBusters
, David Graeber
, and George Soros’
Open Society Institute and Tides Foundation
. The Occupy movement was theneffectively derailed
by these organizations and turned into a caricature of social protest with ridiculous methods of decision making such as the General Assembly
, hand signals
, and an utterly laughable determination to refuse making actual demands
. Occupy unfortunately became an exercise in fit- throwing whose biggest moral struggle was for the right to camp in the city park
With typical opportunism, the Democratic Party
soon began repeating the talking points
given to Occupy via the Foundations and phony spokesman provided to the movement. As traditionally Democratic-based operative organizations
began endorsing Occupy
, the movement became more and more focused on Republican treachery and much more tolerant
of that perpetrated by the Democrats
In the end, Occupy was reduced to staging protests in support of
political correctness and wedge issues, and against vague social ills
such as sexism
Like the Tea Party and Ron Paul Revolution correlation, the derailing of
Occupy Wall Street was devised much earlier on with the Democratic
Party Co-opt of the Wisconsin pro-union/anti-austerity protests. The
Occupy movement was, after all, a development that resulted largely from
the fallout of the collective bargaining protests which had erupted in
Wisconsin regarding the fascist Governor Scott Walker
and his attempt to impose austerity
and union-busting programs
upon state workers.
What resulted from Walkers’ assault on worker’s hard won rights
was a protest movement of unprecedented proportions. As other fascist Governors such as Kasich of Ohio
, Snyder of Michigan
, and Mitch Daniels of Indiana
began launching simultaneous attacks against workers in their
respective states, resistance began popping up in these areas of the
country as well. The swelling of opposition to fascism was such that the
protests in Wisconsin are, at this point, the largest protests
to ever have taken place in Wisconsin.
But it was only a matter of time before opportunists within the
Wisconsin Democratic Party began to smell the blood boiling in the veins
of the people in the street and began positioning themselves to appear
as if they had been in solidarity with them all along.
Yet, unfortunately, one cannot attribute the failure of the Wisconsin
resistance entirely to Democratic Party treachery. There was, after all,
a desire among many of the protesters to achieve recognition by the
Democratic Party to begin with. Others, of course, may have already been
attached to the Democrats before the protests even began.
Regardless of the political pedigrees of many of the protesters, the
fact is that the protesters were largely successful in putting pressure
upon elected officials, particularly Governor Scott Walker, where enough
signatures were gathered by protesters and activists so that he was actually recalled
and a another vote was required.
However, with such a golden opportunity, everything the protesters had
fought for was thrown away when the resistance joined forces with the
Democratic Party. As soon as the champion of the Wisconsin protests
became former Mayor Tom Barrett
a typical Wall Street Democrat in the mold of the Obama/Romney
dichotomy, the revolution had certainly ended. A legitimate stirring of
revolution had now become just another divisive political circus with an
outcome that would be largely irrelevant in the long run. Barrett lost
but, even if he had won, the big tent of the Wisconsin State House would
have only substituted one clown for another.
Nevertheless, when the dust had settled, Scott Walker survived his recall challenge
and the right of state workers to collectively bargain was shredded.
Even more so, Walker was now able to claim that he was given a mandate –
twice – to continue his assault on the living standards of the American
the end, he aforementioned co-opted and derailed movements are only
four of many who never truly got off the ground as a result of the
pandering to and insidious nature of the two major American political
Thus, one must come to the conclusion from the unfolding of events
discussed in this article that any social or political movement that
seeks to use or allows itself to be used by the two major political
parties is doomed from the start. Indeed, it should be absolutely clear
that all social and political movements, whatever they may be, are
better off without the Republican or Democratic parties.
While strategic infiltration at times may be necessary at this stage of
the game, both the Republican and Democratic Parties are entirely too
corrupt to be changed from within and any attempt to do so is simply
fighting a losing battle. In addition, it must be understood that
neither can any movement cooperate with the two Parties without itself
being consumed and co-opted by that respective wing of the corporate
Ultimately, both the Republican and Democratic parties must be
absolutely rejected and discarded from any legitimate social or
political resistance. It is high time that protesters, activists, and
dissenters alike realize that the two parties do not represent potential
vehicles for change but a roadblock obstacle to it.
If a political party is a necessary piece of the puzzle to realizing
political progress, then an entirely new party must be formed. It cannot
be the Republican Party. It cannot be the Democratic Party. And it
cannot be the Libertarian or Green Parties. These establishments are
over and done with as an effective or even potential vehicle for
political change and they are not coming back. That is, if they were
ever here to begin with. It is high time for all activists to
acknowledge this fact.
It is also time for Libertarians, Union activists, Ron Paul supporters,
anti-austerity protesters, and all others to acknowledge that their
movements have, heretofore, been completely derailed.
Ron Paul supporters must acknowledge that the Ron Paul Revolution, as an
attempt to push Paul into office, is over. In this regard, the
Revolution has failed. It absolutely must be realized that the
Republican Party was a major factor in the Revolution’s destruction.
Likewise for Tea Party activists, it is imperative to understand that
your movement no longer exists and that it has been absorbed by the
Republican Party. You do not have to desert the principles, but you do
have to desert the Party.
Socialists, Greens, Unions, and anti-austerity champions must also
acknowledge that the Wisconsin anti-austerity, pro-worker’s rights
rallies achieved nothing in terms of political capital. The Democratic
Party was the central reason for this failure. Likewise, the Occupy
movement participants must realize that Occupy has now become irrelevant
as a political force. With a combination of other factors, the
Democratic Party has played a role in its demise as well.
Activists taking part in both movements must now sit down and
acknowledge the fact that they have been betrayed by their respective
political pedigree establishments. Subsequently, they must ask
themselves, “How is this the case?” How have movements on the two
different sides of the political spectrum been betrayed by their
respective parties? The answer should be abundantly clear – because the
parties are simply a tentacle of the same governing force that these
movements are working so hard to oppose. The parties are only different
in their manner of presentation – not in substance. They are both owned
by Corporations, Wall Street, Secret Societies, and other branches of the Shadow Government
There is no saving the Parties and there should no longer be any attempt
to do so. These institutions thrive on the hard work of determined
activists and, for this reason among many others, determined activists
must remove themselves from their midst. You must allow the tired
talking points and discredited directors do their own dirty work while
pushing yet another repetition of the same system. You must focus on
creating an entirely new structure for political change, a feat which
can only be accomplished when all ties to the Republicans and Democrats
have been severed.
With that in mind, it is wise to be aware of the fact that the most
important aspect of a true political change driven by a political or
social movement is not just leadership, it is a program. It is the
demands of that movement.
Any movement that seeks to accomplish something more than mere
television time absolutely must develop a program that provides the
participants a goal to strive for and provides those on the fence with a
possibility to judge. Any protest without demands is nothing more than a
No activist can ever be content to simply complain about the state of
the current system, he must provide solutions to it. He must be prepared
to answer the question of “what will you do differently?” He must be
prepared to address the concern which is, simply put, “Once you seize
power, what will you do?”
With that being said, it is paramount to understand the goal of protest, activism, and revolution – the seizing of power. As Webster Tarpley has stated on many occasions
, “Protest is for wimps. Revolutionaries seize power!”
Indeed, Tarpley is correct. We can no longer take to the streets for a
day and hope that our voices have been heard. They haven’t.
We can no longer engage in coordinated action and demand that those in
power simply figure out the solutions, whatever they are, and implement
them. They won’t.
We must engage in coordinated political action which is sustained and based upon clear and concrete demands.
We must provide the solutions to the system that is currently broken and
we must provide an alternative to the system we seek to abolish.
The control system exists because of our cooperation with it and it will end as soon as we refuse to comply.
Read other articles by Brandon Turbeville here.
Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Mullins, South Carolina. He
has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author
of three books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, and Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident. Turbeville
has published over one hundred articles dealing with a wide variety of
subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil
liberties. Brandon Turbeville is available for podcast, radio, and TV
interviews. Please contact us at activistpost (at) gmail.com.