(from "Don't fall far" at netrightdaily.com)
The Treaty of Vereeniging ends the Second Boer War and ensures British control of South Africa (1902)
The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Peking government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an "integral part of the Republic of China" whose "sovereignty" therein the Soviet Union promises to respect (1924)
A group of six members of the guerrilla group Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) of Peru, shot dead eight transsexuals, in the city of Tarapoto (1989)
b: Graham Wallas (1858), Alois Hudal (1885), Gregor Strasser (1892); d: Walther Funk (1960), Adolf Eichmann (1962), W.A. 'Tony' Boyle (1985), George Tiller (2009)
When British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the beheading of a British soldier is an insult to Islam, when the police stand by in Stockholm while Muslim youth burn cars, and when President Barack Obama tells us that the Fort Hood massacre was an example of workplace violence, the inadvertent messages they send is that they are more concerned about protecting Islam than protecting everyone else. And the mixture of silence and euphemism with which a compliant media advances these ideas only reinforces public cynicism.(from "Is a Revolution in the Offing?" at americanthinker.com)
In each of these actions, the government tarnishes and diminishes its own legitimacy. In doing so, it paves the way for an alternative political narrative, one that will say: the truth is what you are not being told; the truth is what is obvious to you but hidden from the public agenda by corrupt elites who will not protect you from the next act of violence perpetrated by radical Muslims.
Amid such perceptions, social movements arise outside of the political mainstream. Fear is the appropriate motivator and hate is the great unifier. The two reinforce each other. If the mainstream political system is unraveling, the consequence of that interaction is an alternative political reality, an alternative more credible explanation of events and, most of all, a more credible interpretation of the otherwise inexplicable behavior of elites.
Revolutions are not made by those who desire them, but -- as Tocqueville notes -- by the stupidity of those who least want them to occur.
The Paris Commune falls (1871)
In Tel Aviv members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport Massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others (1972)
Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled by student demonstrators (1989)
b: Mikhail Bakunin (1814), Georg von Küchler (1881); d: Georgi Plekhanov (1918), Leó Szilárd (1964), Ezra Taft Benson (1994)
Class struggle(in Marxist ideology) the conflict of interests between the workers and the ruling class in a capitalist society, regarded as inevitably violent.
"Oh [Muslim] brothers, the nation that excels in the death industry, and knows how to die a noble [death], Allah grants it a precious life in this world and eternal bliss in the Afterlife. The only weakness that shall humiliate us is the love of this world and hating death. Therefore we have prepared your souls for great action, strive for death - and life will be given to you."-- From Palwatch translation of The Muslim Brotherhood handbook.
Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th state (1790)
Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization (1903)
France resoundingly rejects the European Constitution (2005)
b: John F. Kennedy (1917), Paul R. Ehrlich (1932); d: Bahá'u'lláh (1892), Martin Gottfried Weiss (1946), Erich Honecker (1994)
Over the past few years Barack Obama has attempted to starve the beast by refusing to fill vacancies in the ranks of Inspectors General as they have arisen.(full story "Obama's Most Dangerous 'Enemies' are Being Targeted" at americanthinker.com)
The White House been routinely chided for years over its negligence. Timothy Smith of the Washington Post reported in May of last year that "there were 10 IG vacancies, including five at cabinet-level agencies. Four of them had been vacant for more than 3 years."
Neville Chamberlain becomes British Prime Minister (1937)
The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed (1964)
U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud (1996)
NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance (2002)
b: Sepp Dietrich (1892); d: August Eigruber (1947)
The SCOTUS declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. U.S. (1935)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims an "unlimited national emergency" (1941)
The SCOTUS rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office (1997)
b: Hans Lammers (1879), Henry Kissinger (1923), Christopher Dodd (1944); d: François-Noël Babeuf (1797), Ernst Niekisch (1967)
The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends, with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote (1868)
Russia and the U.K. sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state (1879)
The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2 (1970)
President Barack Obama nominates federal judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Supreme Court justice David Souter (2009)
b: Moondog (1918), János Kádár (1912); d: Theodore Morell (1948), Martin Heidegger (1976)