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.
(rated PG-13…some parental guidance is suggested)
For once, I see exactly where Celente is coming from.
Let me get this out of the way – I am in favor of some sort of health care reform…the problem I have with the “proposals” from Team Obama is that I have NO IDEA what the hell they are talking about – none of them have come anywhere remotely close to clearly explaining ANYTHING about the reform they want…OR more imporantly how it is going to be paid for…
I may not be Stephen Hawking…thoughÂ I do have an undergrad degree in physics…and a law degree, and I write patents for a living.Â I mention writing patents because I make my living by taking somewhat complex ideas and explaining them in such a way that the average person has a good chance of understanding them…So, as far as I am concerned, if I can’t understand what the Dems want to do to health care, something is wrong (sorry if that sounds arrogant).Â
So, that is the Dems first mistake.Â They simply have not been able to CLEARLY articulate what the hell it is that they want to do…
More importantly, their second mistake is failing to realize that this is about MUCH, MUCH more than just health care.
Look at what has happened over the last year or so…
TARP, etc. – rammed down the throat of the people (yes, I realize that the Bush administration did that – butÂ it doesn’t matter).
The stimulus bill – rammed down their throats.Â For god’s sake, “we don’t have time to read it…?”Â Are you kidding me?Â $787B and you don’t have time to read it?!?!Â If we don’t do it (NOW) unemployment will go to 8%?Â It’s at 9.4% now!Â To make things worse, like only 10% of the money has been spent?Â So let me get this straight – the world was going to end back in February if we didn’t pass that bill, and here we are, 7 months later, and we’ve only spent 10% of the money?Â That essentially proves that the stimulus bill was nothing short of a FRAUD.
Auto bailouts?Â Now cap and trade?Â and health care reform??
Then Pelosi et al tried to buy $500M in corporate jets?…after reeming the CEOs of the auto companies for taking flying corporate jets to DC earlier this year!Â (On top of that, it doesn’t help when our Speaker of the House accuses the CIA of lying to her WITHOUT presenting ant proof whatsoever.)
Regardless of GOP backing of these uprising at town hall meetings (which I think is being over stated), we are witnesses a large portion of Americans getting very, very pissed.
Why?Â BecauseÂ they are realizing just how hyprocritical our politicians are AND starting to think that these two-bit circus clowns either really don’t give a damn about the people OR are just too #!^$!*%@ lazy to do their jobs.
To make matters worse, since they don’t know what they are talking about (e.g., regarding health care reform), the only way they can combat these protestors is to call them things like “un-American.”
All that is doing to causing more and more people to really pay attention to what the protestors are saying…which leads to more and more peopole getting pissed…and there is A LOT to be pissed off about.Â I think there is kind of aÂ “snowball effect.”
If they don’t knock this $&!^ off and starting addressing these issues on their merits, this is going to get uglier and uglier.
…and if they really are to thick-skulled to realize that AT LEAST SOME of these protestors are legitimately passionate about these issues – THEY ARE MORONS.
Damn – this pisses me off.
OK, I’m done.
Oh…it’s getting good now:
Granted, I wasn’t there…so I may not have all of the facts…and don’t know if Sheila Jackson Lee is a Dem or GOP.Â It doesn’t matter.
Scenes like that DO NOT help this situation.
yeah, she’s a dem from my home state of Texas… yay!Â I wonder how she’d of reacted if the lady asking the question would have paused to answer her phone in the middle of it.
and Rick, it’s ok to be pissed off. There are millions ofÂ Fox news bussed, astroturf-roots, right-wingers out there just like you and they are pissed off too… (I don’t know if you are a right-winger, or not, but you get my point)…
you’re anger is totally fake and your just trying to ‘hurt’ our President and his policies, as House Leader Pelosi has suggested.
“The left everywhere seeks to make as big and powerful a state as possible.
It does so because only the state can redistribute society’s wealth. And because only a strong and powerful state can impose values on society. The idea of small government, the American ideal since its inception, is the antithesis of the left’s ideal.” – Â Dennis Prager
no doubt AS, no doubt.
I misstated something in a previous comments somewhere where i suggested that the middle class will be eliminated and only the rich and poorÂ will remain.
Ultimately, the goal is to centralize ALL wealth with the government. Naturally, those running the govt will be the ‘rich’ class while the rest of us proles will stand in food lines and hope to hit a lotto jackpot to get us out of the shit.