There is nothing the rich fear more than a repeat of the French Revolution of 1789 and the Russian Revolution of 1917 - both of which were successful revolutions by the poor against the rich.
In our last two main articles - "PRESSURE IS BUILDING TOWARD A PROPHETIC BREAKING POINT" and "WHAT, ME WORRY?" – we indicated that the stress that is currently building up against the rich not only in the United States, but also around the world, is reaching a climax. The fear by the rich against the poor is now palpable. How much longer the rich can sustain themselves against the poor in this incendiary environment is anyone's guess; but it can't go on for much longer. Eventually, the rich are going to have to take action – most likely by seizing power through a military putsch. [Please see our article, "THE REICHSTAG FIRE OF 1933 AND THE TWIN TOWERS OF 9–11: PORTENTS OF THINGS TO COME."]
Commenting on the revolutionary pressure the rich find themselves under, Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post writes:
"An ugly outbreak of whiny victimhood is ravaging some of America's most exclusive ZIP codes. It's as if some 1 percenters suddenly fear that old warning: 'WHEN THE PEOPLE SHALL HAVE NOTHING MORE TO EAT, THEY WILL EAT THE RICH'."
Vulture capitalist Tom Perkins
"Last week, in a now-infamous letter to The Wall Street Journal, legendary San Francisco venture capitalist Tom Perkins compared 'the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the 'rich' to the persecution of the Jews in Nazi Germany. He went so far as to warn that an anti-rich "Kristallnacht" may be coming, referring to the night in 1938 when Jewish-owned stores, homes, hospitals, schools and synagogues were smashed throughout Germany and Austria."
Eee gods!! - comparing the discontent of the poor against the rich to NAZI persecution against the Jews is not only outrageous, but also bizarre. Robinson goes on to say:
"The whole episode could be easily dismissed. If I had a dollar for every crank letter to the editor that gets published, I'd be as rich as Perkins and maybe as delusional.
"But on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal [which is owned by FOX News] weighed in with an editorial headlined 'Perkinsnacht'. The newspaper wholeheartedly endorsed Perkins' thesis – that there is what he called 'a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent' ..."
The rich: sleeping with guns under their pillows
The hysterical belief by Perkins that the poor are out to "get the rich" echoes a similar article by Alice Schroeder entitled "Goldman Sachs with Pistols" published a few years ago:
"A banker told a friend of mine that senior Goldman people have loaded up on firearms and are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against them."
"I called Goldman Sachs spokesman Lucas van Praag to ask whether it's true that Goldman partners feel they need handguns to protect themselves from the angry proletariat. He didn't call me back. The New York Police Department has told me that 'as a preliminary matter, it appears that some of the records you requested may be in the possession of this department' after I asked for information on approved handgun permits for bankers. The NYPD also said it will be a while before it can name names."
Blankfein's home in the Hamptons
Schroeder goes on to say that many of the super-rich are trying to hide from the public; she describes what Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein has been doing:
"Blankfein keeps a summer home near the Hamptons, where unrestricted public access would put him at risk if the angry mobs rose up and marched to the East End of Long Island.
"He tried to buy a house elsewhere without attracting attention as the financial crisis unfolded in 2007, a move that was foiled by the New York Post. Then, Blankfein got permission from the local authorities to install a security gate at his house two months before Bear Stearns Cos. collapsed.
"This is the kind of foresight that Goldman Sachs is justly famous for. Blankfein somehow anticipated the persecution complex his fellow bankers would soon suffer."
Echoing Schroeder, another financial commentator who writes for New York Magazine and who calls himself "Tenacious G" opines:
"Thirty floors up in the black-tinted box that is Goldman Sachs' headquarters on 85 Broad Street, THERE IS A WHIFF OF PANIC IN THE AIR."
The rich are panicking at Goldman Sachs
Concerning all this, English economist Joel Hirschhorn writes:
"Face the ugly truth. Don't get fooled by the stock market ... The mistreated middle class is becoming revolutionary ... UNJUSTIFIED AND MOUNTING ECONOMIC INEQUALITY IS PLANTING THE SEEDS FOR ... ECONOMIC CONFLICT."
Can there be any doubt that the rich must act quickly? – especially in light of the success of socialist mayor Bill de Blasio in New York – after all, as New York goes, so goes the nation. One might believe that the rich are feeling what the second witch in Macbeth: Act 4, Scene 1 was feeling when she said:
"By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes."
God bless you all.
Prophecy is nothing more than a roadsign telling us of the danger that's ahead and warning us to take appropriate action BEFORE we get to the danger. If we do nothing until we finally get there, it will be too late.
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