"Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present; the words which express what they understand not; the trumpets which sing to battle, and feel not what they inspire; the influence which is moved not, but moves. Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, A Defense of Poetry
After suffering from years of constant betrayal by those who they elected into the US Senate, House of Representatives and as US President, the people of the United States came to a breaking point, where the mass population of America, together and yet independently said, "Enough! We declare that the old ways of politics are over, so do things the right way or get out!"
This began in the Summer of 2009. At that point, Lyndon LaRouche identified the actions of the population against their federal representatives to be what Rosa Luxemberg called a “Mass Strike”. In that period, American citizens swarmed town hall meetings across the nation to deliver a unified message: "We reject Obama's Hitler-like health care reform bill, and detest our lying, cowardly federal representatives." They no longer trust their own representatives, and they told them so that summer. Their lives and their children's lives are being threatened with economic hell, an economic hell that their very own elected federal representatives had brought upon them by whoreish complicity. To this, Americans said, "No more."
This sentiment continued to grow, expressing itself later that year in the November gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey. It lashed out again in the Massachusetts Senate race for the late Ted Kennedy's seat. It announced its most profound intention through the primary election in the 22nd district of Texas, when American citizens there elected LaRouche democrat, Kesha Rogers, who had campaigned under the banner "Save NASA, Impeach Obama," as their Democratic candidate for US Congress.
Thus, the mass strike is on, and there is no stopping it. The people have been pushed to the limit. Their suffering has far exceeded the level of ameliorative complaint and pleading. Now the vast majority is crying out, and calling for the higher purpose inherent in their human nature.
Video presentation by Lyndon LaRouche on developments of the beginning of August 2009.
Video presenting the true nature of the mass strike as seen through the eyes of poet Percy Bysshe Shelly.
By Harley Schlanger. A new era in U.S. politics was initiated on December 3, when Lyndon LaRouche announced, at his webcast, that three members of the LaRouche Youth Movement (LYM) will run for Congress in Democratic Party primaries (LaRouche's speech was published in EIR, December 11, 2009). The three candidates, who were introduced later in the webcast, will provide a programmatic focal point for the millions of Americans who are angry, and want a real change in the direction of the nation, but are unclear as to what to do.
By Jeffrey Steinberg. The fact is, that the American people have awakened to reality. And this is one slumbering giant that will have its way—one way or the other. The United States of America has entered a period of momentous revolt, the likes of which has not been seen, since the French Revolution erupted on the streets of Paris in 1789.
We are organizing and leading a mass-strike movement which is "feeling its way, without clear perspective as of now," toward true patriotism for what America has constitutionally represented, against the British Empire.