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 “Mask of Anarchy”
If you don’t know your history it’s as if you were born yesterday.
— Howard Zinn
In a recent article, famed trend forecaster, Gerald Celente, wrote:
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.1
He cites the more than 700 anti-tax rallies and “Tea Parties” as evidence of a burgeoning period of passion. In a nation bearing arms, the power of the first amendment is waning, the power of a chaotic government is encroaching, and the people are growing restless after four decades of declining wages, the prospect of total economic and societal collapse,and a government that must lie in order to perpetuate itself. In the status quo Machiavellian world of the corporate media, the protests have either been ignored or bastardized, oft in sophomoric light, as references to “tea bagging” attest. The media, by and large, operates at a third grade level. Upon the election of Barack H. Obama many well-meaning Americans congratulated themselves for the eradication of racism in their country. However, persons protesting the presidents policies—either by way of demonstrating or what Alex Jones terms “the Poster Revolution—have been labelled racists.
In August many Senators and House members have hinted at the cancellation of their town hall meetings, as incensed citizens use these forums to voice—rather, shout—their myriad concerns about the direction of the Empire. A strong presence of police and bodyguards were needed to quell the fervor of the natives. An increasing number of congressmen speak out against rumors of possible martial law this fall.
Meanwhile, the corporate media slowly integrates such coverage into their programs. According to Brian Wilson on Fox news, “Northcom has a proposal sitting on the desk of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates that would authorize the military to backup FEMA should their be an H1N1 pandemic… One assumes this might be necessary should there be mass quarantines.” (according to WHO there already is a level 6 pandemic, organizing all UN nations under effective UN control)
Protestors have been derided as racist, gun-owning militia members of the conservative variety. In actuality, the irate citizens hail from all facets of the American experience. Outrage over the issue of healthcare—though few grasp the complex 1000 page health care reform document, legislators included—is “clearly real and un-staged.”
The healthcare legislation is piled atop a maelstrom of adventurously genocidal White House policies: “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 oppositions, options for citizens have been limited to fruitless petitions, e-mails and phone calls to Congress…all fielded by anonymous staff underlings,” Celente states. The eugenics approach to science under John Holdren, White House Science Czar, has also stirred many to anger.
Congress is in recess, which means that elected representatives are back in their districts. The public is partially active. Celente, who predicted the crash of 1987 and the fall of the Soviet Union, contends, “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.
Celente cites new technologies such as the internet, camera-equipped cell phones, access to YouTube, and twitter, as means rendering the revolutionary spirit nearly impossible to control. It “will prove contagious.” He does acknowledge that the “Second American Revolution” 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…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.”
While Celente outlines admirably the multitude of circumstances aligning in the United States, he does miss some key points in his report, such as the U.S. military’s mobilization on domestic soil. As Mathew Rothschild from the Progressive details in the article, “The Pentagon Wants Authority to Post Almost 400,000 Military Personnel in U.S.,” the Pentagon has requested congress to grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to post almost 400,000 military personnel all over the United States in times of emergency or major disaster.2
Mike German, the ACLU’s national security policy counsel, articulated condemnation “that the military would propose such a broad set of authorities and potentially undermine a 100-year-old prohibition against the military in domestic law enforcement with no public debate and seemingly little understanding of the threat to democracy.”
Further, other various legislation lays groundwork which enables the state, in the event of a national emergency, to vertically align power so as to better concentrate certain citizens from the rest. For example, the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act allows Homeland Security to use KBR, a subdivision of Haliburton, to establish at least six national facilities for the concenration of civilians, not criminals, on military installations.3
In the Field Manual 3-19-40 Military Police Internment/Resettlement Field Operations, a civilian internee is labeled as such: “CIVILIAN INTERNEE 1-7. A CI is a person who is interned during armed conflict or occupation if he is considered a security risk or if he needs protection because he committed an offense (insurgent, criminal) against the detaining power. A CI is protected according to the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (GC), 12 August 1949.”
The REX 84 Program outlines procedures for the continuity of government and the internment and processing of internment of dissidents in the event of civil unrest. In the United States of America there are federal plans, geared towards events or non-events of unrest or pandemic, for the implementation of martial law and military dictatorship. The evidence is staggering. For two-thirds of the citizenry in the U.S., the Constitution has already been suspended by “Constitution Free Zones,” set up two hundred miles from all borders and coasts.
In a recent Huffington Post article, Larry Flynt called for an agreement on a date on which a general strike would be orchestrated. Music to many of our ears such civil disobedience would be. He also had this to say:
The American government — which we once called our government — has been taken over by Wall Street, the mega-corporations and the super-rich. They are the ones who decide our fate. It is this group of powerful elites, the people President Franklin D. Roosevelt called “economic royalists,” who choose our elected officials — indeed, our very form of government. Both Democrats and Republicans dance to the tune of their corporate masters. In America, corporations do not control the government. In America, corporations are the government.
In order to avert senseless bloodshed, starvation, the utilization of an already implemented police state, the United States public must organize and accomplish thousands of large-scale regional switches to partially self-sustainable economies in order to organize a successful and fluid general strike. This is not the revolution of reform, only the beginning thereof. Crisis precipitates change through which power is consolidated. Through the usurpation of power resistance is fomented. Through resistance and crisis the common forum of ideas is expanded; people think. Through thought imagination is realized. A general strike is but the first action, and the realization of community will mark the onset of the revolutionary reform we all desire: an intellectual and emotional revolution.
- Gerald Celente. “The Second American Revolution.” [↩]
- Mathew Rothschild. “The Pentagon Wants the Authority to Post Almost 400,00 Military Personnel in U.S.” Progressive, 12 August 2009. [↩]
- Byron Tripp. “H.R. 645 And The FEMA Concentration Camps,” 23 August 2009. [↩]