- KINGSTON, NY -- The
natives are restless. The third shot of the "Second American Revolution"
has been fired. History is being made. But just as with the first two
shots, the third shot is not being heard.
- America is seething. Not since the Civil War has anything
like this happened. But the protests are either being intentionally downplayed
or ignorantly misinterpreted.
- The first shot was fired on April 15, 2009. Over 700
anti-tax rallies and "Tea Parties" erupted nationwide. Rather
than acknowledge their significance, the general media either ignored or
ridiculed both protests and protestors, playing on "tea bagging"
for its sexual innuendo.
- Initially President Obama said he was unaware of the
tea parties. The White House later warned they could "mutate"
into something "unhealthy."
- Shot #2 was fired on the Fourth of July, when throngs
of citizens across the nation gathered to again protest "taxation
without representation." And as before, the demonstrations were branded
right-wing mischief and dismissed.
- The third volley, fired in early August, was aimed point
blank at Senators and House members pitching President Obama's health care
reform package to constituents. In fiery town hall meetings, enraged
citizens shouted down their elected representatives. It took a strong
police presence and/or burly bodyguards to preserve a safe physical space
between the politicians and irate townspeople.
- The White House and the media have labeled protestors
"conservative fringe elements," or as players in staged events
organized by Republican operatives that have been egged on by Fox news
and right-wing radio show hosts.
- In regard to this latest wave of outbursts, health industry
interests opposed to any reform are also being blamed for inciting the
public. But organized or spontaneous is not the issue. While most protestors
exhibit little grasp of the complex 1000 page health care reform document
(that nary a legislator has read either), their emotion is clearly real
- Rightly or wrongly, the legislation is regarded as yet
another straw on the already overloaded camel's back. A series of gigantic,
unpopular government-imposed (but taxpayer-financed) bailouts, buyouts,
rescue and stimulus packages have been stuffed down the gullet of Americans.
With no public platform to voice their opposition, options for citizens
have been limited to fruitless petitions, e-mails and phone calls to Congress
all fielded by anonymous staff underlings.
- Now, with Congress in recess and elected representatives
less than a stone's throw away, the public is exploding. The devil is
not in the details of the heath care reform, the devil is the government
mandating health care. Regardless of how the plan is pitched or what
is being promised, to the public the legislation is yet another instance
of big government taking another piece out of their lives and making them
pay for it; again telling them what they can or cannot do.
- Though in its early stages, the "Second American
Revolution" is underway. Yet, what we forecast will become the most
profound political trend of the century the trend that will change
the world is still invisible to the same experts, authorities and
pundits who didn't see the financial crisis coming until the bottom fell
out of the economy.
- Trend Forecast: Conditions will continue to deteriorate.
The global economy is terminally ill. The recession is in a brief
remission, not the early stages of recovery. Cheap money, easy credit
and unrestrained borrowing brought on an economic crisis that cannot be
cured by monetary and fiscal policies that promote more cheap money, easy
credit and unrestrained borrowing.
- Nevertheless, Washington will continue to intervene,
tax and exert control. Protests will escalate and riots will follow.
- Fourth Shot of the "Second American Revolution":
While there are many wild cards that could light the fuse, The Trends Research
Institute forecasts that if the threat of government-forced Swine Flu vaccinations
is realized, it will be the fourth shot. Tens of millions will fight for
their right to remain free and unvaccinated.
- Publisher's Note: The power of the Internet and new technologies
is inexorably fermenting the "Second American Revolution." However
widespread and emotionally charged, had the tax rallies, tea parties and
healthcare reform protests occurred in years past, they might have been
covered by the local media, but might not have made national headline news
and thus would have died stillborn.
- Now, with the ubiquitous camera-equipped cell phone,
universal access to YouTube, and millions of twitters and tweets, the uprisings
cannot be ignored, contained, managed, spun or edited down. The revolutionary
fervor will prove contagious.
- Can anything stop it?
- Trend Forecast: Before the momentum of the "Second
American Revolution" becomes unstoppable, it could be derailed through
some false flag event designed to deceive the public, or a genuine event
or crisis capable of rallying the entire nation behind the President.
In a worst-case scenario, according to Trends Research Institute Director,
Gerald Celente, "Given the pattern of governments to parlay egregious
failures into mega-failures, the classic trend they follow, when all else
fails, is to take their nation to war."
- A false flag attempt, a genuine crisis, or a declaration
of war, may slow the momentum of the "Second American Revolution,"
but nothing will stop it.
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