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.
Officials at the San Domenico School in California decided recently to remove the Catholic statues and icons in a move to be seen as more inclusive. The school is celebrating its 167th year. (Photo) Officials feared the statues of Jesus and Mary were alienating. MarinIJ reported: Removal of a number of statues and other smaller Catholic icons from the campus of San Domenico School in San Anselmo has raised concerns among some parents. In an email to the school’s board of directors, Dominican Sisters of San Rafael and the head of school, Shannon Fitzpatrick objected to the removal of the
President Trump has disbanded something called the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment (ACSNCA). Good. That shrieking you can hear is the sound of the Green Blob, mourning the loss of another of its tentacles. If you believe the liberal media, the ACSNCA – as probably no one ever called it – was a vital organization established by President Obama in 2015 as part of his career-defining mission to combat climate change: The 15-member Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment included academics, corporate representatives, and local officials who were tasked with helping public and private-sector officials
George Clooney and his wife just donated a large sum of money to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal hate group active in smearing non-adherents to Marxist theology. He said, "There are no two sides to bigotry and hate." Paul Ryan has been equally generous with his wisdom on how there is somehow only one side to issues of bigotry and hatred, though there are clearly two or more cultural factions expressing diametrically opposed views on myriad social and cultural issues. If there are not two sides to a phenomenon, then there is only one side. If there´s only
Prior to last nights intensely enjoyable MAGA rally in Phoenix Arizona CTH was wondering if President Trump would trigger “The Big Ugly“; the looming and necessary battle with the professional republican DC apparatus. All the key ingredients were there: A challenger for Senator Jeff Flake; prior statements from both Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan in opposition to the President; the perfect geography to highlight the GOPe’s 800lb open-border agenda; the failure to repeal Obamacare because of an Arizona senator; the border wall, etc. The righteous list is long and the timing looked about right. (Photo) The Arizona stage was almost perfect
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he´s disappointed that President Trump "refused" an attempt to mend the country´s political divisions during a campaign-style rally Tuesday night. "I´ve repeatedly encouraged POTUS to unite our country. It was disappointing that last night in Phoenix, he once again refused," Kasich tweeted Wednesday. "After all, what greatness has America ever accomplished by tearing down its own?" he wrote. "We must all unite for a common goal: A stronger America." (Tweets) Kasich´s comments came a day after Trump delivered a defiant and fiery speech to a crowd of supporters in Phoenix, Ariz., in which he ripped
It is no secret to anyone who has been paying attention that the Left’s commitment to free speech–perhaps never strong in the first place–has been eroding rapidly. Now even the American Civil Liberties Union is beginning to backtrack on the First Amendment. The Associated Press reports: Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists’ right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was once considered heresy: Maybe some speech isn’t worth defending. Traditionally, the ACLU has recognized that the question isn’t whether the content of any particular
Pundits, journalists, politicians, clergy, law enforcement, sociologists—all may agree or disagree to varying degrees about what the Charlottesville mayhem of August 12 means for our country. Any number of interpretations could be useful and instructive. But above all Charlottesville has shown just how profoundly broken and destructively useless our media industry and political establishment really are. It is a genuine national embarrassment. I do not say that lightly. I love this country; I love its rich history, its political traditions, its culture, its people. I love its religious backbone. I do not love the historical flaws of our country, but
The world´s most famous grill maker just grilled two of today´s most famous athletes. George Foreman took down Colin Kaepernick and Kevin Durant on a podcast Monday, saying neither the football nor basketball star is patriotic. Foreman, 68, spoke out on the "Offended America" podcast, offering that those who refuse to stand for the national anthem, like Kaepernick, are just looking for attention. “I love the United States," Foreman said. "They [Kevin Durant and Colin Kaepernick] haven’t been brought up with people who were patriotic.” He added, “A lot of people died so that they can have that privilege.”
A new face of the Islamic State is a 10-year-old American boy the terror army claims came to Syria two years ago with his mother from the United States. In a new ISIL propaganda video, the boy is identified as an American citizen named “Yusuf” and says he is the son of a U.S. service member who deployed to Iraq. “This battle is not going to end in Raqqa or Mosul. It’s going to end in your lands,” the boy says. He looks straight at the camera lens to deliver an anti-Donald Trump diatribe, speaking in what sounds like Americanized
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., promised during an awards show acceptance speech that she would not only resist the Trump administration, she would seek to impeach the president. "I don´t care how big you are, I don´t care how high you think you are, if you come for me, I´m coming for you," Waters said while accepting the 2017 Black Girls Rock! social humanitarian award earlier in August in Newark, NJ. "And so whether it´s the president of the United States of America or any of his Cabinet, we will say to them ´we will resist you, we will not allow
Russia’s ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinskiy, was found dead in his swimming pool Wednesday — the fourth Russian envoy to die in just eight months. Police found him at his home in home in the country’s capital, Khartoum, officials said. Doctors came immediately, but were not able to save him, according to Russian state media. Shirinskiy, 62, had high blood pressure, and authorities believe he died of natural causes, police told Reuters. Three other Russian emissaries have died in since December. Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was assassinated in December, during a speech at an art gallery, by a
The pace of new government regulations has plunged in President Donald Trump’s first seven months in office, a welcome relief to businesses and banks that have long pushed for less interference in the economy. In the first half of 2017, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has processed some 67 regulatory actions, ranging from notices to final rules. During the first six months of former President Barack Obama’s first term, the department coursed through three times as many, processing 216 regulatory actions. New regulations spiked even more under former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The Office of
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted President Trump over his pardon of former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday, arguing it “undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law.” “Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos living in Arizona based on their perceived immigration status in violation of a judge’s orders,” McCain said in a statement. “The President has the authority to make this pardon, but doing so at this time undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law as Mr. Arpaio has shown no remorse for his actions.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan is breaking with President Trump over the latter´s decision to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday. "The speaker does not agree with the decision," said spokesman Doug Andres. "Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon." Ryan becomes the highest-ranking GOP lawmaker to break with Trump over the decision to pardon Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt of court for refusing to stop detaining Latinos on suspicion of being illegal immigrants.
A rally was held in New York by those who wish to see the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus from where it has stood since the 1800´s. The statue is currently under review by a special task force implemented by Mayor Bill de Blasio designed to remove ´symbols of hate´ in New York City. Friday night, demonstrators took to Columbus Circle where the statue is prominently displayed in a busy round-about at the base of Central Park, carrying signs that read: ´Columbus didn´t discover America he invaded it.´ Another sign called the statue ´A tribute to racism and
A bill that passed the California state Senate and is now moving through the Assembly would threaten jail time for anyone who refuses to use a transgender person’s preferred pronoun. The law is currently limited in its effects to nursing homes and intermediate-care facilities, but if passed, those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” could be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, National Review reported Friday. The Senate passed the bill 26-12 at the end of May. Since then, the Assembly Judiciary committee recommended the bill unanimously
Washington - President Donald Trump has pardoned controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio of his conviction for criminal contempt, the White House said Friday night. CNN reported Wednesday that the White House had prepared the papers for Trump´s final decision. Arpaio, who was a sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona, was found guilty of criminal contempt last month for disregarding a court order in a racial profiling case. His sentencing was scheduled for October 5. "Not only did (Arpaio) abdicate responsibility, he announced to the world and to his subordinates that he was going to continue business as usual no matter who said otherwise," wrote US
Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have entertained the idea of forming a unity presidential ticket to run for the White House in 2020, a source involved the discussions tells CNN. Under this scenario, Kasich, a Republican, and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, would run as independents with Kasich at the top of the ticket, said the source, who cautioned it has only been casually talked about. "The idea of a joint ticket has been discussed, but not at an organizational or planning level," said the source, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity. "What they are trying
NASHVILLE — President Obama, now is the time to start talking. I appreciate the instinct to hold back, to follow the keep-quiet-about-the-new-guy tradition of former presidents. But these are not traditional times. They are unprecedented, and frankly, unpresidential. You deserve a break, but we are out here in this handbasket. There has been a press secretary hiding among bushes, an F.B.I. director who learned from television reports that he had been fired and Russians laughing in the Oval Office. Something called “the Mooch” happened for about 10 days, and back in May a man body slammed a reporter and then
Nancy Pelosi has been very confused this year. She keeps calling President Trump “President Bush” and continues to struggle with her vocabulary. The latest example happened in an interview with KRON when she “mixed her metaphors,” as The Washington Free Beacon reported, when talking about what the First Amendment does and doesn’t cover when it comes to free speech. "The Constitution does not say that a person can shout — yell wolf in a crowded theater,” Pelosi said, stumbling. “If you are endangering people, then you don’t have a constitutional right to do that.” Perhaps yelling “wolf” in a theater could be frightening
An independent Catholic school in San Anselmo, California, has sparked the ire of some parents after officials removed and relocated a large number of religious statues, reportedly including those of Jesus and Mary, in order not to alienate children of other faiths. Amy Skewes-Cox, who heads San Domenico School’s board of trustees, said at least 18 of the 180 religious icons still remain at the school as part of a plan approved unanimously by the board last year, the Marin Independent Journal reported. (Snip) “In our time here, the word ‘Catholic’ has been removed from the mission statement, sacraments were removed
On Thursday, CNN´s John Blake published a story blaming "ordinary people" for making Charlottesville possible, and quoting a history professor who called such people "white supremacists by default." "We are a country with a few million passionate white supremacists — and tens of millions of white supremacists by default," Mark Naison, a political activist and history professor at Fordham University in New York City, told CNN. "You have to have millions of people who are willing to be bystanders, who push aside evidence of racism, Islamophobia, or sexism. You can´t have one without the other." Blake, the CNN reporter, paraphrased
Political associates of Al Franken say they believe the Minnesota senator could be talked into running for the White House if he believes he´s the Democrat best positioned to defeat President Trump. But they say Franken would need to be convinced, and argue that the former "Saturday Night Live" star would be reluctant to enter a battle with dozens of other Democrats in what´s increasingly expected to be a wide-open race for party´s nomination. (Snip) Franken´s celebrity status, progressive bona fides and sharp tongue have left many thinking he could be an effective candidate against Trump. One Republican National Committee aide
The only hope for improved relations between President Trump and the Republican Congress might be for Trump to stop criticizing members of his own party, something that nobody expects to happen. "I don´t know that there is much more Trump can do right now to rehabilitate himself with the Senate beyond keeping his mouth shut for a while," said Rory Cooper, managing director of Purple Strategies and a former Republican aide on Capitol Hill. But some GOP strategists believe it´s unlikely Trump will ever back down from his combative approach to dealing with Republicans who don´t follow along, given Trump´s nature and