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In London last week, I had dinner with an old friend, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, one of the world’s most well-known journalists who currently writes the financial news column for the Daily Telegraph.

A few days later (7/04), Ambrose unloaded a column that made a headline on Drudge, that the US is headed for a repeat of the 1932 Great Depression.

Here’s the question to make sense of this:  Did the Great Depression result in an expansion of economic freedom or an expansion of government control?

It’s a rhetorical question, of course.  The Great Depression ushered in a sea-change shift away from individual liberty to massive unconstitutional government interference in American lives.  It also launched the Democrats’ monopoly control of political power in Congress, most specifically in the House where all the money is initially spent, that lasted sixty-two years, from 1932 to 1994.

We are now on the verge of a Second Great Depression.  As the apparatchiks in the Kremlin of the Soviet Union would say when confronted with a curious convergence of events, "This is no accident, Comrades."

One should always be exceedingly suspicious of conspiracy theories, bearing in mind the requirement that extraordinary claims must provide extraordinary evidence.  There is no such evidence, e.g., that the 2008 financial meltdown was caused on purpose by the Bush Administration, rather than gargantuan incompetence.

There is no such evidence regarding the impending economic meltdown of the European Union.  Spain, for example, with a GDP of $1.6 trillion, is in the hole for over $2 trillion in household, company, and sovereign debt.  Spain’s Treasury is now paying 6.6% on debt roll-overs and that rate is climbing.  Bambi Zapatero does not want this.  It’s that at long last, he, like the rest of Europe’s socialists, has finally run out of other people’s money.

The same goes for all our bankrupt states, like Illinois and California.  Illinois is facing immediate "outright disaster," while California is so bad off it needs to pay 200,000 state employees the minimum wage.  The Dems running these states do not want this.  They want the gravy train to keep running, not run off the tracks.

For the Dems in DC, however – Reid, Pelosi, Frank, Rahm Emanuel, Zero, their minions and handlers like Soros – it is different.  They do want this.  They do want massive unemployment and economic collapse, an outright Second Great Depression worse than the First.

The evidence is that their every action without a single exception has made our economy worse, not better.  If their actions were caused by random incompetence and cluelessness, then the odds would be high that some actions would have done some good.

And the obverse:  they have done nothing, not one single thing, designed to improve employment (real jobs, not government moocher jobs) and prosperity.  This is no accident, comrades.  They haven’t done anything to genuinely improve the economy because they don’t want to improve the economy.  They want poverty because for them poverty=power, power for them.

When Ronald Reagan was inaugurated president in January 1981, he inherited an economic basket case from Jimmy Carter.  He didn’t endlessly whine about how what he had on his hands was not his fault, and he didn’t enact policies and programs designed to drive the economy into a deeper hole. 

No, he accepted the responsibility that he had asked for in getting elected, worked as hard as he could to not only get us out of the hole Carter had dug us into, but to make us more prosperous than ever.  He succeeded, launching one of the greatest economic booms in US history.

(In the first Carter-Reagan presidential debate, Carter asked Reagan, "Why do you want my job?"  Reagan quickly responded, "I don’t want your job.  I want to be president.")

Ever since he was inaugurated in January 2009, inheriting an economic basket case from his predecessor, Zero has done the absolute exact opposite of Ronald Reagan – which is why he is failing.  Or is he?

He is certainly failing at re-launching the American economy.  But what if he defines his success to the extent he makes our economy worse, not better?  Yes, as someone who is not an actual American, someone who truly and deeply hates our country, his goal is to ruin America as much as he can.

Yet this goal dovetails with that of the Democrat Party’s:  the continuance and expansion of its political power.  A Second Great Depression is the Democrat Party’s path to power.

Are you thinking, aha, but wait until November 2nd?  We’ll kick these evil Dems out and spoil their dream!  Electoral retribution this November is our dream.  What could the Dems do to spoil it?

I have lost count now of the number of predictions being made of a GOP "tsunami" in November.  Serious political analysts, soberly and without hyperbole, are saying that Dem losses in the House, Senate, Governor’s mansions, et al, are likely to be of "historic" proportions.

And every one of them unfailingly comes with a caveat, something along the lines of, "barring some huge unexpected disaster for the GOP."  Now, if you were Rahm Emanuel, what would that caveat cause you to think about?

It’s time to re-read Will Obama Go To Oklahoma? from a year ago last August.

Our country is faced with an impending economic catastrophe, a Second Great Depression.  It is being brought about on purpose by a political party that cares only for keeping and expanding its power, and looks upon prosperity as a threat to that power.

That party is now being threatened with being thrown out of power.  If that party is evil enough and fascist enough to cause an economic catastrophe, it is certainly evil and fascist enough to cause a physical catastrophe, an Ultimate October Surprise, that will frighten and enrage voters enough to preserve its power in November.

What could this be?  The most likely would be another 9/11, a massively horrific terrorist attack, perhaps even nuclear.  An attack for which no one or no group will claim responsibility, no Al Qaeda, no Osama bin Laden, no Timothy McVeigh – just a plethora of pointed fingers at a multitude of suspects, without any sufficiently hard evidence to implicate one in particular.

It will be enough to raise suspicion about the dangerous Tea Party people and anyone who is "anti-government," enough for people to rally around their Zero-led government in fear and confusion.

Conspiracy theorists who believe that our own government, led by President Bush, perpetrated the First 9/11 attack on America are fruitcake kooks.  A part of their brain is unhinged.  But if there is a Second 9/11 attack on America this October, and worse than the first, the fully rational response will be to accuse our own government, led by President Zero, of perpetrating it.

The rational response will be to say, This is no accident, comrades.   

Let’s recap.  There will be an October Surprise pulled off by the Dems, of that we can be sure.  It has to be national in scope, and overwhelming enough to overcome the GOP tsunami.  The most obvious candidate to do the job would be a Second 9/11, even a Nuclear 9/11 – which also would have the added advantages of accelerating US economic collapse and providing further rationales for emergency government powers.

So – what preventative action can be taken to either head it off at the pass, or neutralize its political benefits?

First, such a preventative strategy should not be narrowly-focused, aimed at just one candidate like a Second 9/11, but should be comprehensive, targeted to block or neutralize most any October Surprise.

Second, this comprehensive counter needs to have two components.  One is the message of anger:  get the Dems to understand that whatever they are planning in October, all it will serve to do is make TeaPartyers, conservatives, and independents – a majority of voters – mad.  It will serve to increase their anger, not deflect it.  So an October Surprise will do no good and will even be counter-productive.

Two is the message of blame:  get the Dems to understand that whatever they are planning in October, they will be blamed for it.  It will be their fault for allowing it to happen, or for trying to pull off a dirty trick.

TeaPartyers and conservatives should, then, begin a campaign right now and carry it through all the way to Election Day.  Write letters, send e-mails, take out open-letter ads in local papers, etc., to the Dem National Committee, Dem pols local to national, and Admin Dems like Rahm Emanuel telling them: 

Hey, Democrats!  Thinking of saving yourselves in November with an October Surprise?  Fuhgetaboutit!  You’ll just make your defeat worse.

The message should go on to explain how nothing they do is going to work.  It need not accuse them of plotting any specific act, just tell them that whatever they are plotting, it will fail, serving only to enrage voters against them.

Millions of such messages delivered ever week from now to November 2nd may convince even Rahm Emanuel to abandon the evil he and his fellow Dems are planning.

And then, on an Election Day that has seen no October Surprise but a Dem Demolition instead, we can all congratulate ourselves and say to each other, This was no accident, Comrades.