In his August 12, 2009 Trend Alert, Gerald Celente says that the third shot of the American Revolution has been fired.
Shot #1 Fired 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.Â ”
Shot #2 Fired July 4, 2009: “throngs of citizens across the nation gathered to again protest â€œtaxation without representation.â€Â And as before, the demonstrations were branded right-wing mischief and dismissed.”
Shot #3 Fired Early August 2009: “aimed point blank at Senators and House members pitching President Obamaâ€™s health care reform package to constituents. The White House and the media have labeled protestors â€œconservative fringe elements,â€ or as players in staged events organized by Republican operatives”
As he has noted in previous interviews, Gerald Celente believes that citizens will continue with the protests against bailouts, stimulus packages and higher taxes, and that eventually, we will collapse into full out riots.
Trend Forecast: Conditions will continue to deteriorate. The global economy is terminally ill.Â The recession is in a brief remission, not the early stages of recovery.Â 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.
Mr. Celente goes on to suggest that a possible 4th shot in this “Second American Revolution” will likely be opposition to forced swine flu vaccinations in the event that H1N1 swine flu spreads throughout the United States.
One can speculate that if Mr. Celente is forecasting it, chances are the government has considered it as well and already has a response prepared.