This book explores the injustices that have generated the Third American Revolution. The first and second American Revolutions were limited to America, even though they inspired the French and many other failed revolutions. The Third American Revolution is not limited to America, it is global. It has already started in America with the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements and has spread to China, Arabia, Africa, Europe, Russia, India, Asia, Latin America and beyond with their home-grown political revolutionary movements, many with Jasmine tea, and others, like America’s Founding Fathers, with stronger alcoholic brews.
Political and corporate corruption, inequitable taxation, handouts for Wall Street bankers, golden parachutes for career politicians, legal abuses, super-sized federal government, excess government spending and waste, environmental insensitivities, deficit spending and crony capitalism, not only in America, but China — the leaders of the Third Revolution in both countries must lead the way as partners to avoid Armageddon.
America’s Founding Fathers were the greatest revolutionaries of modern times. They created a Constitution and country that formalized the basic principles and rights of humanity that have been idealized and aspired to be achieved by all people. The democratic theory that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed is the foundation stone of America — its Declaration of Independence and Constitution. The popular will of the people remains the ultimate court of appeal. The people of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and Syria have reminded us of these inalienable rights and universal truths — ideals the Founding Fathers embraced, but which are no longer practiced by We the Apathetic Maids in America, or China and many other countries. It is time for America to recalibrate its constitutional ideals, back to the Founding Fathers’ basics. Starting with getting God out of politics.
The principal of federalism and state rights, a concept adopted from Native American political practices blended and fused with European Enlightenment ideals, is what distinguishes the United States of America from other forms of government based solely on European, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Arabic, African or Islamic Enlightenment.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people is not only a political cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution, but of China and other countries that adopted the Founding Fathers’ political agenda and ideals. The scriptures of all major religions warrant a promised land to those who act righteously. It’s a concept America’s Founding Fathers understood, grasped and got America’s patriots to adopt and rally behind in the First American Revolution.
The Civil War that resulted in the abolition of slavery in America was the nation’s Second Revolution — a much bloodier revolution than the first. Hopefully, the nation’s Third Revolution, unlike the first two, will be bloodless.
The French Revolution was seeded by the American Revolution. Just like the specter of state bankruptcy, because of France’s debt burden, in no small part caused by France’s military and economic support of America’s War of Independence, triggered the French Revolution in the wake of the American Revolution, an overburdened, debt-ridden America, politically bankrupt China and other nations that are economically or politically bankrupt, or both, have triggered the Third American Revolution that will have a far greater inter local global reach and impact than the first two. It is already in its infancy in America, China, Greece, Europe, the Muslim Arab, African, Asian worlds and beyond.
The history of world civilisations has been transformed by political revolutions, peaceful, violent, religious and organic, that created today’s political systems as we know them. The historic fabric of every country is rich with revolutionary changes. The idea of revolution is ingrained in human DNA as part of our political thought process. Political change comes about when People Power is ignited. Just as government impotence, social injustice, corruption, unfair taxation, excessive debt, unemployment and thwarted aspiration brought about the American and French revolutions, they are again actively churning the Third American Revolution sweeping across the Seven Seas to ferret out the neo-feudalism that has been imposed on the wage-slaves of America, China and other freedom-loving countries under the guise of globalization by the well-entrenched plutocracies.
America, China, Russia, India, Turkey, South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Europe and countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America have already started the Third American Revolution of People Power against the almighty untouchable corporate and political invincibles. The Internet has empowered the socially networked interlocal generations weaned on its information and ability to mobilize millions of like- minded people, a huge number when compared to the new media technologies of the past, to bring about the revolutionary changes needed for a peaceful, just and harmonious 21st century and beyond. Isn’t it time America and China again start practicing what they preach?