The Shot Heard Round The World &The Second Age of Democratic Revolution

The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760–1800 established Palmer as a pioneer of the now-burgeoning fields of international and comparative Atlantic history. Palmer’s Age of the Democratic Revolution is an encyclopedic account and interpretation of the political and social upheavals in Europe and the Americas during the latter half of the 18th century. Palmer’s conclusions were and remain controversial, but all serious students of strategy and diplomacy are in debt to his indefatigable spadework and his search for a theme in this great historical and intellectual pudding.

Edmund BurkeThe French Revolution, in Palmer’s account, was part of a much broader historical current of political and social change that swept up the American colonies, the British Isles, and most of the European continent. Palmer drew on his own reading knowledge of French, German, Italian and Dutch, and enlisted assistance for such languages as Hungarian and Polish. His main conclusion in Volume I, The Challenge:

“These events of the 18th century were a single movement, revolutionary in character, for which the world ‘democratic’ is appropriate and enlightening; a movement which, however different in different countries, was everywhere aimed against closed elites, self-selecting power groups, hereditary castes, and forms of special advantage or discrimination that no longer served any useful purpose. These were summed up in such terms as feudalism, aristocracy and privilege, against which the idea of a common citizenship in a more centralized state, or common membership in a free political nation, was offered as a more satisfactory basis for the human community.”

french-revolution_6It was the French Revolution of 1789 that represented the decisive breakthrough in this battle against the constituted bodies of the ancien regime. Palmer disagrees with the argument of John Quincy Adams and Edmund Burke that there was a difference in principles between the French and American Revolutions. In his view, the two revolutions shared a great deal in common with each other, and with the sentiments of various peoples and movements in other countries. “The difference is that these principles were much more deeply rooted in America, and that contrary or competing principles, monarchist or aristocratic or feudal or ecclesiastical, though not absent from America, were, in comparison to Europe, very weak.”

The same principles provoked much more conflict in France than in America. In other words: the stronger the forces of conservatism (maintaining the status quo in our current case, an elitist transnational technocracy subservient to heredity wealth and power and an intolerant elitist humanist progressivism), the more radical and violent democrats would have to become in order to supplant them.

==Classic of Strategy and Diplomacy

Two great parties are forming in all nations. . . . For one, there is a right of government, to be exercised by one or several persons over the mass of the people, of divine origin and to be supported by the church, which is protected by it. These principles are expressed in the formula, Church and State. To this is opposed the new system, which admits no right of government except that arising from the free consent of those who submit to it, and which maintains that all persons who take part in government are accountable for their actions. These principles go under the formula, Sovereignty of the People, or Democracy.


Age of Democratic Revolution


The love of power is natural, it is insatiable; it is whetted, not cloyed, by possession.

–Viscount Bolingbroke

In the midst of the carnage in the financial markets, of course all indicative of an elite marketplace overconfident in their own capacity to control the destiny of the masses, and the global primal scream of angst and disgust by the same elites who lost trillions in their own self-induced bloodbath, the first battle of the war for sovereignty that was won on the battlefield by the English people was falsely presumed to be the end of the war. It is not so.

The war is hardly over, despite what the mainstream media has falsely claimed in order to fan the flames of the people’s financial and economic fears. The UK’s war is not against Europe, but is one against a distant and totally undemocratic bureaucratic monstrosity in Brussels and against all it represented; transnational humanistic globalism and an eventual complete loss of English sovereignty. and an unending flood of surreal regulations.

Never believe at face value the words and messages of the power elites, more so now than ever. They are threatened,for the first time in several generations with a force they not only do not understand and have underestimated  but, are now truly frightened and energized to contain, if not defeat.

The greater the fear generated today by free-falling financial markets, overwhelming propaganda, media disgust at the “anti-intellectual” populism of democratic movements seeking to restore their liberty and national sovereignty, and somber politicians feigning pious subjugation to the recently pronounced will of the people, the greater will be the force and aggressiveness of the counter-revolution.

Do not be fooled. Do not yet write the history of this moment as important and momentous was battle for Britain was, the war is likely to go on for years. From the first shots at Lexington to the surrender of the British at Yorktown, much blood was shed before America became a free and sovereign nation. It is hard to imagine that much blood will not be shed in the battles ahead.

Brexit may go down as the new era’s Lexington or Bastille, as freedom will eventually win. However, the war for individual rights, for democracy and our inalienable liberties against a vast array of entrenched powers from the corporatist fascism of state sponsored crony capitalism and the transnational bureaucratic and financial elites that seek to rule a unified world order will never be one with one referendum.

Expect a massive, coordinated counter revolution. Power, privilege and the wealth that supports it will never lay down their arms after the first battle, never. It has been my opinion that we are following a tried and true path by the power elites in their attempts to not only consolidate the powers and privileges gained over the past few hundred years, but to take their control to another level entirely; one of global transnational proportions, one supported by the total surveillance police state, one of Orwellian control and one of oligarchical tyranny. It just belies history to presume that the entrenched global power structure will roll over. Nothing, even mass chaos and bloodshed, should be out of bounds.

This is why, despite the voices, even among their ranks, who have recently expressed concerns about NATO’s aggressive encirclement of Russia and the rhetoric of war from the Western media, war is still the most likely outcome. War binds. In war the people will submit their last freedoms sacrificing them for the “common good” and the supposed false protection of the same elites that they were revolting against prior to the hostilities. History repeats, that is if we let it.

This revolution must not lose its momentum. It must not lose its purpose in the sea of competing ideas and ideologies that the powerful will seek to inflame in order to fragment and dissolve the resoluteness of the anti-establishment voices and the non-ideological momentum that is needed to unify the majority in order to truly make the changes needed for all of us to remain free.

Britain spoke, in November so must America. Expect false flag terror, sponsored civil unrest and socioeconomic chaos. Wounded animals become ever fiercer. 

If at first the PTB don’t succeed….just have another referendum

idfraudWe know how the EU responds when referendums don’t go the way they’re supposed to. Yes, that’s right, they either ignore it, or insist on a second vote (and very often, as if by magic, this one yields the right result). Any idea that yesterday’s vote means the UK will now definitely leave the EU is certainly premature very possibly a pipe dream.

So, we need to view the alleged “petition” that was started yesterday for a second Brexit referendum, very much in this light and with a great deal of cynicism. if it wasn’t made in Langley, well, that is still very much its spiritual home.

The Guardian – of course – is currently pushing the petition story for all it’s worth, stripping it of its context and selling it as some sort of spontaneous expression of “love” or whatever essentially empty social media virtue-signalling they think will have maximum impact for minimum content. There are pictures of well-off, well-nourished and nicely posed young things holding banners proclaiming themselves to be “European, not British”

-If at first the PTB dont succeed just have another referendum

  Source: If at first the PTB don’t succeed….just have another referendum | OffGuardian

 The 2nd referendum “petition” is wide open to fraud 

The UK Parliament online petition for a second referendum, currently containing upwards of a million alleged signatures is open to almost unlimited fraud, and likely worthless.

The UK Parliament online petition for a second referendum, currently containing upwards of a million alleged signatures is open to almost unlimited fraud, and likely worthless.

Although we might assume such a potentially significant petition would be subject to at least basic checks on identity to prevent fake identities and duplication, one of our own frequent researchers can confirm this is not true, and he has sent us the screen caps to prove it.

3000The researcher, who does live in the UK, signed the petition twice today, within minutes, from the same computer, using fake names and email addresses designed for the purpose. The only test of his ID was a simple checkbox that asked if he was a UK citizen. He was not asked to provide a street address, or any proof of ID. He gave two different – and false – postcodes, one in Manchester and one in the West Country. This is a screen shot of the two confirmatory email he received after each of these attempts

He apparently made no attempt to conceal what he was doing. He did not use a proxy IP or any other means to cloak his origins. He tells us even the names he used were blatantly fabricated. Yet as you can see they were both accepted without question.

It seems that all you need in order to be eligible to sign this petition is access to the internet. You can sign up as many times as you like, with as many names as you like, and the only limit is how many fake email addresses you can be bothered to create.

-The 2nd referendum petition is wide open to fraud

    Source: The 2nd referendum “petition” is wide open to fraud 

-Brexit Angela Merkel pushes back on EU pressure for quick divorce