Skip to comments.Alvin Toffler: Newt Gringrich's Reverend Wright
Posted on 11/28/2011 3:24:53 PM PST by CaptainKrunch
Newt's Crazy Prophet
Newt Gingrich is not loyal to America folks, make no mistake about it. This man is a one world communist advocate and his every action in public life, despite all the "conservative" publicity stunts, prove this point explicitly. Like Larry McDonald said, Newt is not to be trusted. From a recent New American article,
In 1994, Gingrich described himself as "a conservative futurist". He said that those who were trying to define him should look no farther than The Third Wave, a 1980 book written by Alvin Toffler. The book describes our society as entering a post-industrial phase in which abortion, homosexuality, promiscuity, and divorce are perfectly normal, even virtuous. Toffler penned a letter to America's "founding parents," in which he said: "The system of government you fashioned, including the principles on which you based it, is increasingly obsolete, and hence increasingly, if inadvertently, oppressive and dangerous to our welfare. It must be radically changed and a new system of government invented---a democracy for the 21st century." He went on to describe our constitutional system as one that "served us so well for so long, and that now must, in its turn, die and be replaced."
Are you with me so far? When asked what he believed in, he pointed people to this Alvin Toffler guy. In fact, Newt wrote the forward to Toffler's book, Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave. He's not just a fan, he's really, really into the Third Wave, ok?
In 1995, he gave a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs:
"The American challenge in leading the world is compounded by our Constitution," he said. "Under our [constitutional system] either we're going to have to rethink our Constitution, or we're going to have to rethink our process of decision-making." He went on to profess an oxymoronic belief in "very strong but limited federal government," and pledged, "I am for the United Nations."
Oh man, Gingrich is a big NWO wolf in a conservative suit. I knew he was an establishment hack, but I had NO IDEA how bad this guy is. Maybe even worse than Romney... if that's possible.
If we get a Newt-Romney ticket America is doomed.
If I remember correctly, the book doesn't advise for it but warns of it happening. I'll have to go to my garage and dig around to see if I can find it, I haven't looked at it in a decade, but I believe this was a warning book on the 'third way' sneaky liberalism. It was written from the 'this is how it could happen' perspective.
Didn’t Newt advocate re-writing the First Amendment a few years back or curbing free speech because we were at war that would last for years? First thought I had when hearing that was how Woodrow Wilson of him.
Newt picked Lincoln Chafee as his VP.
It’s been decades since I read it but my impression from the book doesn’t mirror what is written here. Like you, I would have to dust off an old copy to see exactly what it said. If I could even find it.
One thing is for sure, you certainly are directed to a lot of wacky sites on FR. Also, the poster has about a month or so on FR and seems determined to personally sink the campaign of Newt Gingrich.
I think he'll have to work a lot harder at this point.
I am also a conservative futurist. We actually had a class in high school called Future Studies where we read Brave New World, 1984, Animal Farm, Anthem, and other books. It is wise for conservatives to observe emerging trends for the purpose of combatting or accomodating them.
I predict if Newt is nominated he will pick Gov Susan Martinez to be his running mate.
I don’t think I ever actually read Future Shock or The Third Wave. You didn’t have to, because they were constantly being discussed and dissected. As I recall, Toffler doesn’t advocate anything, but simply describes what he thinks will happen.
The agricultural age, the industrial age, the age of information technology.
I believe he did say that divorce would become more common (which was pretty obvious) and offered a couple of solutions: Short term contract marriages, farming kids out to families who liked to take care of them. Again, not so much advocating these things as trying to think of solutions to a growing problem.
Of course, there is absolutely no suggestion that a return to traditional values and Christianity might help.
This was back in the 1970s, when the Cultural Revolution was taking place, 1968 being a major turning point. Hippies, dissolving families, the sexual revolution, drugs, “turn on, tune in, and drop out,” and all the rest of it, as well as the growing influence of TV and the new media.
This has already happened. You are acting like recognizing the emergence of a new societal paradign is analogous to supporting it. It is not.
From a quick study of The Third Wave book, Toffler is prognosticating what a post industrial world looks like. It does not advocate a way to achieve this concept nor does it have ways to avoid them. My problem with Newt being on board with this thinking is that he always looks to Gov’t to solve things and if he has bought in to this being Americas future, he will reflexively take the wrong action on any of these issues when they arise thinking they are foregone conclusions.
Many of his ideas now on Health Care, Marriage and Global Warming already mirror this whole philosophy.
Judging from the reviews it was more descriptive than prescriptive.
It sounds like Toffler was interested in alternatives to existing society and the nuclear family, though, and the "dismantling of the American Constitution and organized Christianity" is what people conclude from that.
Right, and it seems he was right on track, as I pointed out in a previous post. Futurism is nothing more than recognizing trends, folllowing them to their logical conclusions, and suggesting solutions...it is not advocating for the changes that will inevitably take place, but accounting for them.
This is from a hit-and-run newbie to FR who joined a few weeks ago. He likes Cain.
Cain will never beat bambam. Maybe that’s what you want.
I respectfully disagree with you one thing, Newt has advocated a free market approach to combating “environmental problems”.
The Rev was good for zero, n’est pas?
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