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Steve Bannon and the Fourth Turning
American Thinker, by Peter Skurkiss

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/21/2017 4:51:41 AM

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,


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pchristopher, 4/21/2017 5:14:03 AM     (No. 11228745)

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.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 4/21/2017 5:35:11 AM     (No. 11228752)

I can feel it coming.

Phil Collins is doing the sound track.

Oh Lord !

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Reply 3 - Posted by: DWIM, 4/21/2017 5:43:23 AM     (No. 11228756)

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).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 4/21/2017 5:57:56 AM     (No. 11228760)

Lay in some more ammo......

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Reply 5 - Posted by: shamus, 4/21/2017 6:20:34 AM     (No. 11228771)

This theory seems a bit contrived. It works as a narrative, but perhaps that´s all.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: holycow, 4/21/2017 7:24:27 AM     (No. 11228809)

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.

Fascinating. And it rings true.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lalo, 4/21/2017 11:08:47 AM     (No. 11229013)

No wonder Bannon always looks so tormented.

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.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 4/21/2017 12:00:54 PM     (No. 11229067)

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.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: geoman, 4/21/2017 1:19:41 PM     (No. 11229170)

FTA: "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."

Hard to find fault with that statement.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 4/21/2017 1:35:20 PM     (No. 11229188)

Ever mindful of the old Chinese curse -
"May you live in interesting times."

We are living in moderately interesting times, and the forecast seems to be getting more and more interesting all the time.

Historically interesting times, like the French Revolution, WW2, WW1, the English Reformation, the American Civil War and many similar eras can be very, very hard on ordinary folks.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JustCause, 4/21/2017 3:22:04 PM     (No. 11229310)

Spoiler Alert - past generations did not have the instant communications of today. The book was written in 1997.

If our communications were limited - this may hold water.

There was a recent article about 70 different Soros organizations colluding on when, where and why to stage protests.

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