The 4th of July was indeed a major event for it set in motion the rebellion against a corrupt form of government then known as monarchy which was still dominated with unelected bureaucrats. The American Revolution set off a contagion which manifested in Europe with the French Revolution beginning on the 14th of July 1789. The first inauguration of George Washington took place on April 30th, 1789. So if we take the Cycle of Political Change from 1789, that brings us up to a rather important event of a national hero who is called a traitor and would be killed or imprisoned for life exactly as George III declared Thomas Jefferson a traitor and everyone else who signed the Declaration of Independence which Jefferson wrote. Snowden could only go to Russia for security for any other country would have turned him over, George III sent an entire army to capture Jefferson personally and hang him. Fortunately, he was warned an entire army was converging on his home and he had to flee.
That hero appeared on May 20th, 2013 precisely 224 years on cue from 1789. That hero is Edward Snowden for what he revealed was not just that the United States was unconstitutionally violating every right of every American citizen, it was a worldwide cooperation among nations to hunt down their own people because they could feel the reigns of power slipping from their grip. They say history produces the heroes we need at critical moments. Perhaps this is true. One is hard pressed to find so many brilliant minds coming together as was the case in 1776 as we saw with people like Jefferson, Ben Franklin, James Madison, and even Thomas Paine whose words moved a nation along with those of Patrick Henry – Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.
Hopefully, there will be people who will step forward over the next 4 years to lend a hand once again. We face a very dark new age of totalitarianism and government crush all rights to preserve their privileges and power.