Revolutions: Historical perspective
In 1905, in Russia, there was a spontaneous, unplanned revolution against the Czarist Regime (Deep State). It failed. In 1917, a second revolution, meticulously planned by Bolshevik Vladimir Lenin, toppled Russia’s Deep State, murdering many members of Russia’s Ruling Class to include the Czar and his family.
In 2016, America witnessed a spontaneous Revolution against the Deep State (Ruling Class) led by Capitalist businessman Donald J. Trump. Lack of prior planning -- as was the case in Czarist Russia in 1905 -- crippled the Trump Revolution, making it only partially successful. In 2020, the Deep State staged a meticulously planned Counter-Revolution to overturn the Trump Revolution.
The February 3, 2021 issue of Time Magazine reveals a highly planned coup d’état whose planners "projected" President Trump would try to steal reelection and, therefore, the Counter-Revolution was compelled to "fortify" the election by making it impossible for President Trump to win. Bragging how they kept President Trump from winning overcomes discretion in the article cited below.
As of now, the Counter-Revolutionary Deep State (Ruling Class) controls all three branches of the U.S. government. History teaches that the excesses of each new Ruling Class set the stage for, yet another, Revolution. Recall, the French Anarchist Sebastien Faure (1858-1942) conceded: "Every Revolution ends in the reappearance of a new Ruling Class."
After watching the Biden* Regency in action, one wonders how long will it be before the 74.2 million Americans who voted for President Trump stage a Counter-counter Revolution? Fortunately, Conservatives are not prone to political violence, preferring for their political party to use parliamentary means to protect their essential interests. The gavel, not the gun.
History also teaches that a large and prospering Middle Class is key to domestic peace, stability, and tranquility. But what happens if, for example, the leadership of the Republican Party (Middle Class/Working Class) is deemed unwilling to protect the essential interests of its Middle Class/Working Class? Third parties never work. So, what then?
History records that totalitarian regimes look for a crisis to justify the brutal repression of political opponents. For example, in 1933, Hitler staged the Reichstag fire as his pretext for assuming total power. What would happen if the Biden* Regency used the Chinese virus to justify a national ban on interstate travel? What if other actions were taken to deny large "classes" of people their ability to be employed, to provide for their families?
What if they issue mandates denying the protections contained in the Bill of Rights to certain people based on their ethnic origins, such as being "too Indo-European," meaning white. Or, mandate that those who are not "woke" enough cannot hold certain jobs, cannot obtain mortgages, credit cards, insurance, education, and access to medical services?
What if they try to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens? Or, invade private homes in violation of the 4th Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures? Or, forbid all speech that does not conform to the Ruling Class orthodoxy? Or, forbid people of faith to worship together? Or, try to stamp out (cancel culture) all vestiges of Judeo-Christian teachings, i.e., Western Civilization?
History teaches that when oppression become too great, the oppressed put down the gavel and pick up the gun.
* Election disputed.
Suggested reading: "The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign that Saved the 2020 Election," by Molly Ball. Time Magazine, Feb. 3, 2021. George Orwell’s Animal Farm (1945), The Proud Tower by Barbara Tuchman (1966).
©2021. William Hamilton.