New Political Revolution?
The Hiller Instinct: New Political Revolution?
Think about it!
In 1773, the Boston Tea Party was a political protest that led to the Revolution.
Fast forward to today and there's a new Tea Party...making the same point as the old one: government is too powerful, taxes are too high, citizens are ignored:
There's no bloody battlefield in this revolution, but there have been casualties.
Count the Kennedys among them.
The Minutemen were over-turning King George, and, for decades, the Kennedys were our royals. We treated them like kings and queens. Now they're gone.
Patrick Kennedy's decision to leave Congress is the political equivalent of an abdication--when a king gives up a throne, perhaps because he's about to lose it.
The Kennedys now move from a family on the front pages of history to pages in a scrapbook.
The scene is set and it's an ugly scene: Americans are angry--disconnected from and distrustful of their elected leaders.
It's a recipe for a revolution and, if you want to see what it looks like, just look around Massachusetts.
I use the word revolution with caution, because it suggests violence...but revolutions can be peaceful.
What a revolution really is is a big, dramatic change.
So here we go again.
I’m Andy Hiller, and that’s my instinct.
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