The colors of our American Revolution will never fade.
There has been a lot of talk recently of color revolutions. Never one to just recycle someone else’s definition, I began to search out what it is and how it applies to recent events. As it turns out, defining one is easier than recognizing one happening right before our eyes. Simply put, a color revolution is best described as this:
various protest movements and accompanying attempted or successful change of governments that took place in several countries of the former Soviet Union, the former Yugoslavia and People’s Republic of China during the early 21st century. – Wikipedia
Here is a list of color revolutions this century:
· Yellow – Philippines 1986
· Rose – Georgia 2003
· Second Rose – Adjara Georgia 2004
· Orange – Ukraine 2004
· Purple – Iraq 2005
· Blue – Kuwait 2005
· Green – Iran 2009
Here is more detail about their methods and goals:
The color revolution method is simple, and ancient. Instigate and manipulate a frenzied mob around simplistic demands to accomplish whatever geopolitical goals are intended:
· Ousting of a president
· Overthrow of government
· Creation of chaos
· Provocation to war
The term “color” refers to how a single color, symbol, slogan, or demand is promoted and repeated, to inflame passion and retard reason. – yumpu.com
It is typical for these types of revolutions to start as street protests over some perceived inequality or social injustice.
“In most but not all cases, massive street-protests followed disputed elections or requests for fair elections” – Wikipedia
As you can see, by every definition, method, and goal the current situation in Ukraine is a continuation of the Orange Revolution that took place in 2004. As I researched Ukraine’s color revolution and the subsequent ousting of Victor Yanukovych in 2014, it became clear the same antagonists and same motives exist even today. It will be important to remember that color revolutions often do NOT yield lasting results. Such is the case in Ukraine.
The conflict in Ukraine is dominating the news cycle in much the same way that Covid did for the better part of two years. So much has been written and discussed about the situation that I simply will not be able to add anything more of value. What I do want to focus on is the recent history of Ukraine and its color revolution. I can say with a high degree of confidence that to understand Ukraine’s Orange Revolution is to understand more completely what is taking place today.
Before we get to the actual revolution itself, we must understand the basic issue is the existence of militant Nazis in the region and the desire of rich oligarchs to join the Western European allies. What many people do not realize is that the majority of the Ukrainian people do not want to join the western powers. This is where the consent of the governed is being ignored and the agenda of a few rich oligarchs is being thrust upon the masses. The Nazis are just the muscle in all of this.
In the 2004 Presidential election Victor Yanukovych (a pro-Russian candidate from southeastern Ukraine) lost a contested election to Victor Yushchenko. It was Yushschenko who was initially declared the winner:
However, the legitimacy of the election was questioned by many Ukrainians, international organizations, and foreign governments following allegations of electoral fraud. The resulting widespread protests became known as the Orange Revolution.- Wikipedia
Victor Yanukovych would return to run for president in 2010 and win quite easily. However, in 2013 a group of Ukrainians took to the streets to protest for stronger ties with the European Union. This was the beginning of the Euromaidan protests, and the group was largely comprised of neo-Nazis. When Yanukovych rejected a European Union Association Agreement he was forced out of office by the neo-Nazis.
It is clear to me that the repeated will of the Ukrainian people was to have a president that resisted the inclusion of Ukraine into the European Union. Fast forward to the current issue with Volodymyr Zelenskyy and we see the same issue. The Ukrainian people want the same thing Russia wants:
The separation of Ukraine from Western European influence and corruption
I trust I am not the only one who recognizes many similarities between the elections that led to the Orange Revolution and the events surrounding our own 2020 elections. Did the United States suffer a color revolution similar to Ukraine? I believe we did. Before we get into that, lets look at the original revolution that started it all.
One of the great firewalls to a successful color revolution in the United States is our own revolution of 1776. The vision of our forefathers and the resulting Declaration of Independence and Constitution has placed the consent of the governed above the desires of its leaders.
America’s revolution was the first in history to assert that ordinary people could tell their leaders what to do, and not the reverse. – Town Hall
From the very beginning, it was the people that were central to our revolution; ordinary people like you and me. Doctors, farmers, pastors, store owners, and even peasants all made their mark in securing a successful revolution and a stable government that has lasted for over 200 years.
Make no mistake, the potential for disaster was ever present with large factions of those loyal to the crown infiltrating the ranks of the patriots. However, the will of the Continental Army, its leaders, and the patriot militia was just too much for the British to overcome.
As Thomas Jefferson put it, “[T]he mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.” The only source of the legitimate powers of government is the consent of the governed. This is the cornerstone principle of American government, society, and independence. – Matthew Spalding
It was always about the consent of the governed. The American Revolution was unique in that it recognized the consent of the governed. The revolutions that ignore the will of the masses seem to endure repeating revolutions. Such is the case in Ukraine. There are desires that exist within all humans that cannot be ignored: the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The notion that all men are equal is celebrated in America but might only be a nagging suspicion in other places in the world.
Being an American is more than a matter of where you or your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal. – Harry S. Truman
October 26, 1948
I am reminded of a scene from the movie The Patriot when the English general Cornwallace says, “Unless I am dreaming, I believe I see militia forming at their center.”
He was surprised to see ordinary militia forming at the Continentals Army’s center. It was typical for the center of an army’s forces to be filled with your best and most dangerous soldiers. To me it painted a profound picture of what was central to our cause and what makes America great. It is our people and the recognition of our God-given rights and equality that separates us from other countries in the world. The strength of America has always been its people.
A Failed Color Revolution
Looking at our present-day situation it becomes obvious to me that a color revolution was attempted in 2020 within our own country. A certain segment of our society took to the streets to protest against the police and the death of George Floyd. The agitators (mostly paid protestors, BLM, and Antifa) took to the streets with violence, burning of buildings, looting of property, and even the killing of innocent civilians to foment a color revolution. The goal of this uprising was to overthrow the Trump presidency. If you believe this, then we must ask ourselves two important questions:
1. How did we let this happen?
2. Will this color revolution succeed?
To correctly answer the first question, we have to be honest with ourselves. The United States (specifically the CIA) has been in the business of color revolutions and regime changes for decades. We turned a blind eye when we knew this was happening overseas. Were we so short sighted and naive to think that someday these same CIA machinations could never be turned on us?
How many evils have been committed in the name of democracy?
Exporting wars, launching “color revolutions,” fomenting extremist ideologies, and promoting economic instability… the US has left endless trails of bloodshed and turmoil around the world. – Global Times
By the time Antifa and BLM were rioting in the streets of Portland and Minneapolis it was too late for Trump to stop it. Any heavy-handed crackdown by Trump would have surely been met more violence and more calls for impeachment. The Democrats, the deep state, and our own CIA (with the help of foreign agitators) wanted it all: they wanted the ousting of a president, the overthrowing of a government, creation of chaos, and ultimately civil war. The movement lost steam when it was clear the majority of American did not support this movement and disapproved of their methods.
The answer to the second question is easy, No. The color revolution that was fomented by the CIA and deep state operatives is not getting their civil war, they did not overthrow our government, and I would argue that President Trump was never really ousted. Sure, there was chaos but there are two major reasons why this color revolution was never going to work:
1. The resulting government of the American revolution has lasted for over 200 years largely by the people and for the people.
2. Trump was aware of this attempted color revolution, and he caught them all.
It is true that over the years we have slowly tacked in the direction of socialism. However, recent events would indicate a massive change in course is about to take place. When Donald Trump said that “We are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people,” it was a promise I believe he intended to keep. To accomplish this would not require the overthrowing of a government but simply the removal of an elite few and a return to our founding principles.
If I can recognize the similarities of what happened in Ukraine in 2014 and the riots of 2020 in the US, you can be sure Trump did as well. If you read my article A Day to Remember you know I believe the Insurrection Act was signed on June 1st, 2020. This would have been done as a direct result of the riots. It is also quite possible certain acts of war were signed that day as well.
“The fomenting of “color revolutions” to bring down governments or nations is an act of war.”
If you believe this is true, that an act of war was committed when BLM and Antifa groups took to our streets, then Trump would be derelict in his duty as Commander in Chief by not signing acts of war. It is still my belief that more went on that first day in June 2020 than we know. However, Dan Scavino promised one day we would find out. Perhaps that day is rapidly approaching.
There is a militia forming at the center of our ranks in this information war, a militia of digital soldiers and MAGA patriots. Armed with nothing more than our voices and cognitive discernment we press forward through the smoke screens and the fog of war. We assembled in great numbers under the flag of the United States and at the request President Trump on January 6th, 2021, in Washington DC. While the Deep State had plans to cause great harm that day with BLM and Antifa antagonists we stayed strong and peaceful. To this day the media would have us look on that day with shame and regret. We cannot let them rewrite history.
The mass of patriots that gathered at the nation’s capital was NOT an attempt by Trump at insurrection or a color revolution. Unlike the continuous political upheaval that exists in Ukraine, our forefathers heard the cry of the masses once and that is all the revolution we needed.
We peacefully assembled at the capital, at various Trump rallies, and to cheer on the convoy of truckers not to instigate violence or spawn a revolution, but in defiance to a small group of political elites who seek to enslave a free people. I believe Trump and the military have heard the will of the people and we will soon rally as free Americans under the colors of a revolution that never fade…the red, white, and blue.
“I would rather die with Christ and hope in heart and be called a fool than to stand over the dead corpse of the Republic and say I told you so.”