In the Video at 1:27:09 Robert Welch predicts 15 years in the future from 1974. His predictions mirror what is happing now in 2018. Robert Henry Winborne Welch Jr. December 1, 1899 – January 6, 1985 was an American businessman, political activist, and author. He was independently wealthy following his retirement and used that wealth to sponsor anti-Communist causes. He co-founded the conservative group the John Birch Society in 1958 and tightly controlled it until his death. He became a highly controversial target of criticism by liberals.