KINGSTON, NY, 26 June 2012 — Gerald Celente's forecast is clear — The 2nd American Revolution is on the horizon. And this American Patriot has done more than just sign up to join the fight, he's established its headquarters.
Inspired by its potent symbolic value, Celente has purchased the 1750s "Franz Roggen House," a stately stone colonial set on the northeast corner of John and Crown Streets, in Kingston's historic Stockade District. This is the only intersection in the United States that boasts pre-revolutionary stone buildings on all four corners.
"Kingston played a critical role in the 1st American Revolution and was, for a short while, the capitol of New York State," observes Celente. "Here is where I'm taking my stand to start the 2nd American Revolution."
"The 1st American Revolution was fought with armies and bullets," says Celente. "The 2nd American Revolution will not cost lives and limbs; it will be fought with mind and spirit."
Celente is unequivocal: "America's democratic political system is degenerate, corrupt and ineffective. It cannot be patched up or papered over. Rather, it must be renewed, revived, and reconfigured from the ground up," he says. "The potential for positive and sweeping change is there. It can happen, but it has to be made to happen."
How? First, "We the people" must be made aware of the urgent need for real change. Then "we" must learn to accept and embrace the concept of a full-scale intellectual revolution. "The time is ripe, Americans are u2018mad as hell and not going to take it anymore,'" says Celente, who predicts that the November election will be the turning point. "The polls prove it. There is little enthusiasm for either candidate and, once again, Americans will be left with no choice other than the choice of the lesser of two evils.
"Stay Home, Don't Vote!"
Celente's Revolutionary call to arms begins with a voter's strike. "Stay Home, Don't Vote" is his campaign slogan. "People have been conned into believing that if you don't vote you've lost the right to complain. That's political baloney," fumes Celente. "The true case is exactly the opposite. This is a two-headed, one party system. Republican or Democrat, considering their track records, it's clear nothing can be expected from either Presidential candidate other than the perpetuation of the destructive and criminal policies that have brought America to its current state of perpetual crisis and socioeconomic decline. Ditto for Congress."
"What self-respecting person would cast a vote for a lesser of two evils?" asks Celente. "Not only is it immoral and undignified, it's destructive. Lesser or greater, evil is evil. By supporting one evil or the other, the voter becomes an accessory to the crime. Only a true intellectual revolution can restore dignity, trust, morality, decency and compassion."
"Anything else is just more of the same. Stay Home, Don't Vote!"
As far as Celente is concerned, "We can change course, restore our country and regain our independence. United, the American people have the power to prevail and create a more u2018perfect Union.'"
Gerald Celente is founder and director of The Trends Research Institute, author of Trends 2000 and Trend Tracking (Warner Books), and publisher of The Trends Journal. He has been forecasting trends since 1980, and recently called The Collapse of '09.