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Posted on 07/13/2009 9:03:28 AM PDT by iThinkBig
Thus might the next Fourth Turning end in apocalypse or glory. The nation could be ruined, its democracy destroyed, and millions of people scattered or killed. Or America could enter a new golden age, triumphantly applying shared values to improve the human condition. The rhythms of history do not reveal the outcome of the coming Crisis; all they suggest is the timing and dimension.
Strauss & Howe The Fourth Turning
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Let's hope so.
Maybe next time we could try a representative republic.
Barack Obama and Governor Palin are Boomers. 1946-1964.
To be honest, I think that we do go through generational cycles of privilege and hardship. But there are too many details in this analysis that I disagree with for me to put much credence in it.
Yes, there are such cycles. And, yes, we are entering a period of crisis. But I don’t find this particular analysis especially helpful.
Hey Flower Children, remember how you used to say “don’t trust anyone over 30”? Remember “Wild in the Streets”? You were going to thin the heard of old people. Well, it’s kind like Pharoah’s Tenth Plague.
If the U.S. goes down the World will be entering into the 2nd Dark Ages. Not a pretty prospect.
This “little baby” is ours to deal with.
There CAN be NO Recovery until Obozo is out of office.
Sooner the better.
A bit overwrought. We’re going to go the way of the British Empire. We won’t rule the world anymore. So it goes.
I read Strauss and Howe’s book when it first came out.
The 9.4 million veterans of our last great warrior generation (the boomers), outnumbered the "Flower Children" who weren't that numerous, you need to look at who the media was that shaped your perceptions of the time.
And we got one huge mistake in office to kick off The Fourth Turning......
BUMP for a great article!
I have it in my stack to read...is it worth bumping up?
Yes, it’s worth bumping. I’m about to read it for the second time. Time for a refresher.
Chilling but on target in some ways..not sure that Peak Oil is as bad as claimed (remember, according to some, we were supposed to be out of oil by NOW). In short, to me, the main crisis is political. It’s a bunch of grasshoppers who are trying to tax the ants out of house and home. There’s a ton of anger out there. And right now, the people in charge are in payback mode for perceived wrongs. They really do believe Bush=Hitler...no matter how much the facts don’t measure up. And now? Now they want their Nuremberg..and that will being the beginning.
I do believe 2010 might be the last election we have got to stave some of the crazier stuff off...and maybe have a shot to undo some of the other stuff. In any event, I am praying Obama is one term and done as a president...His health care proposals alone scare the HELL out of me.
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