We were the first to say the 2016 presidential election was the most significant election since the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. We called this presidential election Prairie Fire Pre-Civil War Revolution Realignment. In that article, before the first vote in Iowa was cast, we outlined the historical implications of the 2016 elections:
Understand this: The governed withdraw their consent from the corrupt political establishment. We’re in a pre-Civil War situation. America 2016 is late stage America of the 1819 Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850, the Kansas Nebraska Act of 1854, Dred Scott decision of 1857, and finally the presidential election of 1860. The stakes are that high. Iowa today possibly sets off the prairie fire.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Only a successful next president that can lead the country and unify it via clear, undisputed economic achievement with resonant leadership can prevent the fraying and eventual dissolution or the long painful circle the drain vortex. [snip]
You’ll never live long enough to see it’s like. The Roosevelt election in the 1930s, Reagan, JFK, Buchanan/Obama, Wilson, pikers all. This could be the big one of our lifetimes and many lifetimes after that. Or it could be a fizzle. Just another election. But the chances this is the big one, are… big. And that’s not normal and it is something to watch with awe.
Today, in Gettysburg, “awe” struck with a vengeance as Donald J. Trump embraced his destiny as the candidate of change and the Avenger against the ruling class that controls and rigs our political system:
Trump in his speech, which outlined his first 100 days stipulated ““I am not a politician. But when I saw the trouble our country was in, I felt I had to act.” Trump took action and a nation which still considers itself “the land of the free and the home of the brave” rallied to the cause of “Make America Great Again”.
Trump in Gettysburg at the turn of the tide:
Donald Trump planted a flag on hallowed ground Saturday morning by laying out near the Gettysburg National Battlefield what he would do in his first 100 days as President of the United States.
Touting ‘the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime,’ Trump told an audience of about 300 invited guests that he will ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington, replacing the current government ‘with a new government of, by and for the people.’
The symbolism factor was high, with a campaign aide telling reporters Friday night that the Civil War battle in Gettysburg memorialized by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 ‘was the moment when the war turned.’
Trump’s own war – a two-front clash against both Hillary Clinton and the mass media – will come to a climax on November 8 when most Americans will choose a leader for the next four years.
He summed up the substance of his campaign in a ‘Contract With The American Voter’ – a point-by-point set of initiatives that track with the themes he has focused on for 16 months.
Included are six anti-corruption pledges, seven actions related to jobs and trade and five on immigration and the ‘rule of law.’ He ended his contract with a list of 10 bills he said he would try to quickly shepherd through Congress.
In a shock of change and awe to the Big Media establishment, Donald J. Trump pledged to block many of the mergers proposed and already in place which have created near monopoly control of Big Media by the powerful. “Deals like this destroy democracy” exclaimed Trump in what can be seen as a declaration of war by for and of the people against Big Media.
Big Media is the enemy, Trump now clearly understands. Donald J. Trump in Gettysburg made it clear that he will not allow Big Media to continue to destroy our democracy. This was always to be his destiny. In order to Make America Great Again the ruling class and the political establishment of all political parties and institutions had to be confronted and defeated. Today Trump embraced his destiny.
To borrow from Lincoln at Gettysburg, today Donald J. Trump declared in different words for a different time “this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Those few words are the meaning of “Make America Great Again”.