Blog/America's Economic History
Posted Jul 4, 2015 by Martin Armstrong
The 4th of July was indeed a major event for it set in motion the rebellion against a corrupt form of government (then known as monarchy) which was dominated by unelected bureaucrats. The American Revolution set off a contagion that manifested in Europe with the French Revolution beginning on the July 14, 1789. The first inauguration of George Washington took place on April 30, 1789. So if we take the Cycle of Political Change from 1789, that brings us up to a rather important event of a national hero who was called a traitor and risked being killed or imprisoned for life, exactly as King George III declared. George III declared Thomas Jefferson and everyone else who signed the Declaration of Independence, which Jefferson wrote, a traitor. Snowden could only go to Russia for security for any other country would have turned him over. George III sent an entire army to personally capture Jefferson and hang him. Fortunately, he was warned that an entire army was converging on his home and he had time to flee.
That hero reappeared on May 20, 2013, precisely 224 years on cue from 1789. That hero is Edward Snowden for what he revealed was not just that the United States was unconstitutionally violating every right of every American citizen; it was a worldwide cooperation among nations to hunt down their own people because they could feel the reins of power slipping from their grip. They say history produces the heroes we need at critical moments; perhaps this is true. One is hard-pressed to find so many brilliant minds coming together, as was the case in 1776, as we saw with people like Jefferson, Ben Franklin, James Madison, and even Thomas Paine whose words moved a nation along with those of Patrick Henry – Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.
Hopefully, there will be others who step forward over the next four years to lend a hand once again. We face a very dark new age of totalitarianism where government is crushing all rights to preserve their privileges and power.