In its ongoing effort to counter Steve Bannon´s influence in the White House, the New York Times recently ran a piece essentially ridiculing Bannon´s for his admiration of The Fourth Turning (1997) by William Strauss and Neil Howe. As is the Times´ MO, instead of addressing the substance articulated in The Fourth Turning, it dismisses the authors as ´amateur historians´ and writes that their thesis is provocative and disputed. Well, yes, The Fourth Turning theory of history is provocative. And it certainly is disputed by those who are presently warmly ensconced in today´s establishment as well as their paid mouthpieces,
Good read but ominous. It points out what I´ve believed for some time in that it´s only a matter of time before normal people have had enough of the likes of the Commucrats and BLM and the angry, rioting snowflakes. All it takes is the right spark and it is going to get very nasty, but nobody ever said that removing cancer was a pretty job.
I cannot tell you how much this article resonates with me. It so thoroughly does so. To be a part of such events in these days, to some, is living. Of course, should (or ´as´) the ´crisis´ unfolds, actual experiences may not be all that ´pleasant´, but it does bring on the follow-on to our children and grandchildren: As the book summarizes, the ´high´ and the ´awakening´. As an aside, as cyclic as the fundamental oscillatory nature that governs all that is (whatever ´is´ means).
And for sure, America does need a realignment. From the 60s to the present, the dominant ruling class has poisoned the foundation of the republic with their secularism, liberalism, and multiculturalism.
Normal politics will not correct this; the rot is too deep. Only a massive upheaval will bring the country back on course -- provided the right people are in power, which is to say, not the Democratic Party.
It would be nice to have normal conservatives around the President. Pence is too far down the hall. Sessions is down the street. Bannon is a possibly alcoholic nationalist, the Kushners are well-meaning but seemingly shallow NY libs and Reince can probably not get a word in edgewise.
I believe there is some merit to this, but I think it is lacking in historical global context. That is, it looks to me like the authors built their theory by looking at cycles in U.S. history (which is perfectly acceptable) but failed to match those cycles up to world events to see to what degree those cycles were global or not.
Considering the degree to which the modern world is globally influenced the failure to confirm that the cycles were matched up worldwide limits the reliability of their predictions. While I believe there is some truth to their cycles, I think that, as just two examples, China is lagging behind the West by about 20 years and Japan is in advance by about 10 years.
During the debate today between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, Le Pen ripped into Macron and called him out plainly with some of the most decisive rhetoric we’ve seen yet. (Photo) Best line of the night— Marine Le Pen to Emmanuel Macron: “Let me tell you what happened – France will be led by a woman, it’ll be either me, or Mrs. Merkel. That’s the truth” (Video) The following is the exchange as is seen in the video above: Le Pen: “. . . The reality, you went to see Mrs. Merkel, you went to ask for her blessing because
During one critical exchange at today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on FBI oversight, FBI Director James B. Comey testified about why the intelligence community purportedly believed that Russia favored Donald Trump for U.S. president over Hillary Clinton. Comey confirmed that the basis for the intelligence community’s assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin allegedly wanted Trump in office was not because the billionaire was, as Sen. Al Franken claimed without citing any evidence, “ensnared in” Russia’s “web of patronage.” Instead, the FBI chief provided two primary reasons for Russia allegedly favoring Trump over Clinton during the 2016 presidential race. One reason,
#FireColbert is on fire. Talk show host Stephen Colbert is taking serious heat on social media for a vulgar joke he made about President Donald Trump that many fans are calling "homophobic." The "Late Show" star sounded off on Trump during his opening monologue Monday night, criticizing Trump for abruptly ending an interview with CBS News´ "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson. "Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine," Colbert said during his profranity-laced rant, which was bleeped during the telecast. "You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign language gorilla that got
The sex secrets of the young Barack Obama have been revealed in an authoritative new biography of the ex-president. Obama slept with his girlfriend Genevieve Cook on their first date, before she wrote him a poem about their 'f***ing' and called their sex 'passionate', a new biography of the former president reveals. They also took cocaine together - and after they split she slept with his best friend. Obama also considered a gay relationship while at college, twice proposed to another white girlfriend, and cheated on Michelle with his ex during the first year of their relationship.
FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday said top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin was not criminally charged even though she was sending classified emails to now-estranged husband Anthony Weiner. Comey said Abedin forwarded the emails from Clinton to the former congressman as a “matter of convenience” so he could print them out. “Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information,” Comey told a Senate Judiciary Committee. “His then-spouse Huma Abedin appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to him for him to print out for her so she could deliver them to the
Democrats think they have a bone to pick with FBI Director James Comey. They are angry with Comey for disclosing to the appropriate members of Congress the reopening in late October of what Hillary Clinton was pleased to call the FBI’s “security review” of her email set-up. In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comey revisited the circumstances involving Huma Abedin and Anthony (“Not Again!”) Weiner. In response to a question posed by Senator Feinstein, Comey testified regarding the infamous laptop of the infamous Anthony Weiner: “Somehow, [Clinton’s] emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information, by [Clinton’s]
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) raised questions but received no answers from FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, when Grassley pointed to an April 22 New York Times report saying that Comey believed Attorney General Loretta Lynch gave Hillary Clinton “political cover” during the presidential campaign. “The subject is classified,” Comey said in response to Grassley’s questions. The New York Times reported that Comey’s “misgivings” about Lynch were fueled by the discovery last year of a document “written by a Democratic operative that seemed — at least in the eyes of Mr. Comey and his aides — to raise
Hillary Clinton is planning to soon launch a new political action committee without the intention of making another run for public office. The failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate will start the PAC to "act as a quiet catalyst" for organizations she supports and help 2018 congressional candidates, Axios reported Wednesday. Clinton´s PAC will be focused on "lifting up organizations that are the product of the energy and activism she has seen since the election, and existing groups that have been reignited and reinvigorated by that energy," a source familiar with the planning told Axios. The source revealed that the PAC
French Universities are emailing students telling them to vote against Marine Le Pen. This comes after polling shows Le Pen is the most popular candidate among millennials aged 18-34. (Photo) Westmonster reported: According to a report released by polling organization Odoxa on Dec. 16, the National Front is the political party with the most support among French people aged 18-34. Universities across France have begun emailing all of their students as well as University staff, telling them not to vote for Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s decisive second round, which will decide who becomes the country’s next President. Christian Roblédo,
On Tuesday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow stated that there’s a “tension” in the news media where it’s both “a dangerous time for the First Amendment” and the press is “oddly influential with” President Trump, “who wants to kill us.” Maddow said, “There is a tension…because there’s never been a presidency, an administration that was this overtly hostile to the press. I mean, they’re talking about, like, revising the First Amendment. The chief of staff this weekend was saying that they’re looking at those libel laws. … And they put out their first
A Scottish artist was commissioned to paint a portrait of Donald Trump as President before he even won the election. Craig Campbell was approached by the Commander in Chief´s son, Eric, last year and asked to make a presidential portrait for an undisclosed fee. Campbell, who is considered one of Scotland´s leading portraiture and figurative artists, said yes despite Trump being locked in a close battle for the presidency with Hillary Clinton at the time. Scroll down for video (Photos) The 56-year-old artist, from Ayr, has carried out a number of portraits of famous golfers, such as Jack Nicklaus and
In an early show of independence, Justice Neil Gorsuch declined to join the Supreme Court’s “cert pool,” an administrative division of labor that allows for efficient review of the deluge of petitions the justices receive each term. Adam Liptak of The New York Times first reported the news late Monday, citing the Court’s public information office. The cert pool was established in 1973 during the early days of the Burger Court, in order to efficiently review the near 8,000 petitions received each term. In practice, the petitions are apportioned among the Court’s law clerks, who then circulate a memo to
Caroline Kennedy is known for her classic sense of style and fashionable know-how, so it came as quite a shock to see the diplomat take to the red carpet at this year´s Met Gala in a highly unflattering - and rather bizarre - dress that quite closely resembled an antique lampshade. The 59-year-old, a close friend of Met Gala chair Anna Wintour, arrived at the star-studded event in the bizarre layered gown, which featured three different floral patterns, each printed on their own poofy layer of fabric. Caroline´s bulky dress, which totally swamped her figure, fell at mid-calf height and
A children’s book author from Australia said she “loathed America” after her interrogation at Los Angeles International Airport. A retired police chief from North Carolina wrote that his customs screening made him “question if this is indeed home.” And when Fadwa Alaoui, 39, a Moroccan-born Canadian, tried to drive into Vermont for her monthly shopping trip, she faced questions about her religious beliefs and politics and gave up her phone to be searched, only to be turned away. “They treated us like criminals,” Ms. Alaoui said. “Like they have the right to do anything they want.” As his administration wades
“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is facing backlash for a joke he made about President Donald Trump on Monday night that many are calling “homophobic.” During his opening monologue, Colbert went off on Trump over the President’s treatment of CBS News’ John Dickerson, who saw an interview with Trump abruptly ended when he asked about the President’s unproven claims that then-President Obama had wiretapped Trump and members of his campaign. As Dickerson and Colbert are both CBS employees, Colbert felt it his duty to say the things Dickerson himself could not.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke out on Election Day results on Tuesday, describing Russian influence in the 2016 race as "very much a part of the political landscape." "Every day that goes by, we learn more about some of the unprecedented interference," Clinton said of Russia´s 2016 election involvement during a Tuesday interview on MSNBC. "[Putin] certainly interfered in our election ... to hurt me and to help my opponent." "I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28th and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were
Of the books that journalists and historians have written on the life of Barack Obama, three stand out so far. In “Barack Obama: The Story,” David Maraniss shows us who Obama is. In “Reading Obama,” James T. Kloppenberg explains how Obama thinks. In “The Bridge,” David Remnick tells us what Obama means. Now, in a probing new biography, “Rising Star,” David J. Garrow attempts to do all that, but also something more: He tells us how Obama lived, and explores the calculations he made in the decades leading up to his winning the presidency. Garrow portrays Obama as a man
Don’t put away those “I’m With Her” signs yet. Did anyone really think Hillary Clinton was going to stay in the woods and live like a hermit for the next three years? She’s back and she wants to run. Again. Looking positively glowing in a scarlet scarf and tailored pantsuit, Clinton emerged in a carefully choreographed “interview” to push the narrative that she was robbed. She “would have been president,” Clinton said, if not for FBI Director James Comey and that nasty Vladimir Putin conspiring with the Trump campaign to take her down in 2016. Clinton had to be prodded by softball interviewer
Barack Obama revealed the first glimpse of the presidential center he plans to build with Michelle in the hope that it will become a hub for future leaders. The Obama Presidential Center will be constructed in Chicago´s Jackson Park and is due to be completed by 2021. The former president and first lady unveiled the first plans for it on Wednesday at a community forum where he told of his hopes the center will be used to train the next generation of leaders. The Center will comprise of three buildings and will include a museum, library, auditorium, restaurants and tree-lined walkways. It will cover
In anticipation of May Day, the international communist holiday, the New York Times published an opinion piece celebrating the American communists of the twentieth century, arguing that communism – an ideology that has killed 100 million people – gave Americans a “sense of one’s own humanity.” The column, titled, “When Communism Inspired Americans,” lionizes communism as a religion with a “founding myth” that helped the “educated middle class” feel relevant in national politics. The author, Vivian Gornick, quotes her mother expressing gratitude for communists and crediting them with America’s thriving republic. Save for a passing reference to the Soviet Union, however,
“Rising Star,” the voluminous 1,460-page biography of Barack Obama by David J. Garrow, is a dreary slog of a read: a bloated, tedious and — given its highly intemperate epilogue — ill-considered book that is in desperate need of editing, and way more exhausting than exhaustive. Many of the more revealing moments in this volume will be familiar to readers of Obama’s own memoir, “Dreams From My Father”; a host of earlier books about Obama and his family; and myriad profiles of the former president that have appeared in newspapers and magazines over the years. Garrow has turned up little that’s
Comedian Stephen Colbert took his regular roasts of President Donald Trump to a new level on Monday with a vulgar joke involving gay sex and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr. Trump’s decision to abruptly end a “Face the Nation” interview over the weekend prompted a 12-minute monologue by CBS‘ “Late Night” host. A series of insults culminated with Mr. Colbert saying of the commander in chief: “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c—k holster.” “Mr. Trump, I love your presidency, I call it ‘Disgrace the Nation,’ ” Mr. Colbert said. “You’re not the POTUS,
Is there any bigger mark of a loser than a woman who blames everyone but herself for her failures? Hillary Clinton has just shown again why she lost the election. It´s just amazing that she lacks any hint of introspection after her stunning loss to Republican Donald Trump seven months ago. Speaking to CNN, she kept up the same drumbeat of blame she´s always pushed dating her miserable, screaming, chair-throwing election night. "I was on the way to winning before Jim Comey´s letter and ´Russian´ Wikileaks... scared off late voters."
Big media, Democrats, and the rest of the Trump-hating world continue pushing the false narrative that the Russians hacked the election. Never mind that there is no evidence of such a hack, despite over a year of investigation by U.S. intelligence agencies, the FBI, and journalistic sleuths at the New York Times and Washington Post. Instead, it was the very same media pushing the Russia hacking story that sabotaged and destroyed the Hillary Clinton campaign. This is not to say that this is the sole reason Clinton lost. She was a lazy and uninspiring candidate.