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.
ERIN, Wis.— The biggest surprise at this U.S. Open was not who was leading, but who was leaving. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day — the top three players in the world, all of them professing expansive Erin Hills to be perfect for their games — spent Friday cleaning out their lockers after missing the cut. Left behind was the biggest 36-hole logjam in 43 years at the U.S. Open. Paul Casey chopped his way to a triple bogey, only to respond with five straight birdies that carried him to a 1-under 71 and make him the first to
GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) has maintained in a letter to constituents that she remains committed to funding Planned Parenthood amid Republican efforts to pass a healthcare bill in the upper chamber. "I am committed to ensuring that important provisions of the ACA, such as covering those with pre-existing conditions, continued support for Medicaid expansion, coverage for dependents and no lifetime limits, and funding for Planned Parenthood remain intact," she said in the letter obtained by Politico for a report Friday. Asked about the letter this week, the GOP senator told the newspaper she is a "strong proponent [of Planned Parenthood]
Khia Shanks, an eighth-grader who graduated Thursday, was making water balloons for the big water-balloon fight — a normal occurrence at end-of-year school picnics across the country. But this end-of-year event at Warren Elementary on the Far South Side ended up being anything but normal. Instead of balloons flying, there were bullets. “The kids were running around the playground playing with water balloons,” 14-year-old Khia said. “I went outside and saw a black van drive by and someone fired about five shots. “I ran inside. I was in shock.” (Video) Two of her schoolmates, ages 7 and 13, ended up
The FBI on Friday refused to hand over to The Washington Times unclassified memos that former Director James Comey wrote describing his meetings with President Trump because they are part of a pending or prospective law enforcement proceeding. The denial of the documents, whose existence was made known and whose release was encouraged by Mr. Comey himself, was a response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Times. It came as CNN and the New York Times filed lawsuits against the FBI after the bureau failed to respond to similar requests within a specified amount of time.
The only NBC television station in Connecticut will not air “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly’’ this weekend, to protest her interview with Alex Jones, who infuriated victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre by claiming the atrocity never happened. In a memo to the staff at New Britain’s WVIT, obtained by The Post, station general manager Susan Tully said the “wounds of that day,’’ when a madman with a rifle murdered 20 first graders and 6 adults “have yet to heal.’’ The network will instead air a special which will include parents of the Sandy Hook victims and Connecticut Governor
Protester Interrupts Trump Assination Play in Central Park! Screaming "Stop Liberal Violence! - Goebbels Would be Proud! - You´re Nazi Crowd!!!" The Shakespeare in the Park rendition of Julius Caesar is still scheduled to play this weekend in Central Park after the shooting of GOP Rep. Scalise by a devout Bernie Sanders supporter. This year’s play “Julius Caesar” depicts President Donald Trump’s assassination. (Photo) The New York Times and CNN’s parent company Time Warner are standing by their sponsorship of a play that depicts the brutal assassination of President Donald Trump, raising the question of whether the news reporting outlets
The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced Friday that it raised $10.8 million in May, bringing its fundraising total in 2017 to $61.9 million. “Our fundraising success wouldn’t be possible without the support of our network of loyal grassroots donors across the country and bold leadership from President Trump and Congressional Republicans,” Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement. “Breaking yet another fundraising record would not be possible without the unwavering commitment from Republican supporters, who know the president and Republican leadership are dedicated to improving and strengthening our country,” RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn said. The RNC’s fundraising haul
The so-called millionaires tax being added to next year’s November ballot is raising concerns that hiking rates on the Bay State’s most moneyed few might backfire on the budget as the rich seek shelter in Florida or New Hampshire. Pioneer Institute Research Director Greg Sullivan said his staff is looking at data from the state Department of Revenue to predict whether the proposed change would trigger such a migration. “There have been dueling economic studies extending back decades about the subject of tax flight. Is it real?” Sullivan said. “This is a very substantial, legitimate question that should be forensically
On Thursday, June 15, the WNBA team Seattle Storm announced that it would be partnering with Planned Parenthood to hold a fundraising rally and donate $5 for each ticket purchased on July 18 for the Storm’s game against the Chicago Sky. The WNBA’s average viewership per game is about 224,000, which is more than 100,000 less than the total number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood in 2015-16. According to the organization’s most recent annual report, Planned Parenthood performed 328,348 abortions and received $554.6 million in government health services reimbursements and grants, taxpayer money, for the year that ended June
Judicial Watch announced Friday it has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Justice Department for information related to memos former FBI Director James Comey testified that he had written about his private meetings with President Trump. The conservative watchdog group said its latest suit is in response to not hearing back about a FOIA request it sent the Justice Department on May 16 when one of the leaked memos was cited in a New York Times story. "That we have to sue in federal court to get a document that was read to a reporter at The
President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcer doubled down Friday on recent comments that undocumented immigrants “should be afraid” under the Trump administration. (Photo) Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan said in an interview today that he has “zero regrets” about his remarks before Congress this week, expanding on them. “It needed to be said,” Homan told CNN on the sidelines of a Central American prosperity and security conference. “And by me saying you should be worried, you should be afraid — if you lie on your taxes, you’ve got to be worried, ‘Is the IRS going to audit me?’
President Trump outlined his vast wealth in a 98-page official declaration published late Friday afternoon - presenting an eye-popping list of assets and income which makes him by far the wealthiest man in politics. His income alone in the year to April 2017 was up to $635,387,903. DailyMail.com used the upper amount he declared, as many of the incomes are in bands. And he declared assets which totaled at least $2,279,040,000 in value. Many were declared as above $50 million and the form has no requirement to be more precise. But it said nothing about how much tax he paid, despite
President Trump resurrected one of his most brutal and repeated attacks from the 2016 campaign, blasting ´crooked´ Hillary Clinton less than 24 hours after calling for national unity after the congressional baseball shooting. Trump slammed his former political rival in a series of tweets Thursday afternoon. ´Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, ´bleached´ emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?´ Trump asked, combining his attacks on Clinton with gripes about the evolving Russia investigation. The tweet revived two attacks from the 2016 campaign, that a Clinton aide destroyed some of her
The Huffington Post pulled a piece calling for the “execution” of President Donald Trump published Saturday by contributor Jason Fuller. Fuller’s piece contained rhetoric and imagery that seems tasteless, particularly after Wednesday’s events. Fuller boldly declares in the title that “Trump must be prosecuted — if convicted in a court of law — executed.” Fuller doesn’t stop there, however, as he insists that “impeachment isn’t enough” to “drain the swamp,” and to do so means doling out the “ultimate punishment [execution]” in order to fully restore the moral compass of the U.S. Fuller’s “ultimate punishment” is not only reserved for
Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey commissioned by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy. If you do the math, that works out to 16.4 million misinformed, milk-drinking people. The equivalent of the population of Pennsylvania (and then some!) does not know that chocolate milk is milk, cocoa and sugar. But while the survey has attracted snorts and jeers from some corners — “um, guys, [milk] comes from cows — and not just the brown kind,” snarked Food & Wine — the most surprising thing about this figure may
Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice in the probe of Russian interference in last year´s presidential election, according to a story by The Washington Post. ABC News has not independently confirmed the report, which cites U.S. officials. Reached by ABC News, special counsel spokesman Peter Carr offered no comment. In response to the story, a spokesman for Trump´s attorney Marc Kasowitz issued a statement only addressing what he referred to as a "leak" from the FBI. “The FBI leak of information regarding the President is
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., argued Thursday that Republicans are more responsible for the downfall of political discourse than Democrats a day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot during a practice ahead of the congressional charity baseball game. At her weekly press conference, Pelosi was asked if she saw the "worsening in political behavior" equally in both Republicans and Democrats but she replied, "No, I do not." She then listed out a series of examples of harsh political rhetoric from the right. "We have a president who says, ´I could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and
Once again this week, Americans coast-to-coast are grappling with the horror of senseless gun violence — from California, where at least three victims are dead from a shooting near a UPS facility in San Francisco — to our nation’s capital, where Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot alongside congressional staffers and police officers. (Snip) Over the coming days and weeks, people will point fingers and try to figure out how to prevent such tragedies in the future. The time for that discussion will come. For now, we should remember the lasting image of the House Democratic baseball team Wednesday morning,
Dear X, You and I had a sweet friendship: we raised children and discussed husbands together; we traded perennials and casseroles in times of need; we visited one another in funeral homes, hospitals and churches; we met one another’s families; we babysat and cleaned and laughed and cried together. (Snip)When you unfriended me from Facebook, I cared not. But you also unfriended me from your life. That hurt deeply and it still does. Even though I never supported him until it came time to vote, you unfriended me because I spoke in Donald Trump’s defense one too many times--while you
Rep. Mark Sanford said Thursday that President Trump was “partially” to blame for some of the hostility in the country that led to the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others this week. “I would argue the president has unleashed, partially, again not in anyway totally, but partially to blame for the demons that have been unleashed,” Mr. Sanford, South Carolina Republican, said on MSNBC. Mr. Sanford said he has seen a change in his town hall meetings since the 2016 election became so heated, describing one in a senior center where older people were cursing at each other. “I was
LANCASTER, N.Y.- At many American high schools, the graduation-day tradition of crowning a valedictorian is becoming a thing of the past. The ranking of students from No. 1 on down, based on grade-point averages, has been fading steadily for about the past decade. In its place are honors that recognize everyone who scores at a certain threshold - using Latin honors, for example. This year, one school in Tennessee had 48 valedictorians. About half of schools no longer report class rank, according to the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Administrators worry about the college prospects of students separated by
WASHINGTON – Reacting to the shooting of House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Wednesday, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) said it would be “good” if both parties could agree on ways to restrict access to guns for “deranged people” from “all over the country and all over the political spectrum.” (Snip) The congressman said he thinks the current political climate “all started with President Obama being an African-American.” “I just think that was the beginning, and now with the current occupant of the White House, I just hope that maybe he will see this as an opportunity to change some
ESPN “First Take” co-host Max Kellerman said during Thursday morning’s show that the NFL injects politics “by playing the national anthem and putting pressure on you to stand for it.” Kellerman made the statement during a segment that compared NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to world renowned boxer Muhammad Ali during a discussion with Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. Kellerman said that neither Ali nor Kaepernick went looking for a protest. The protest came looking for them. “He was asked to stand for the national anthem,” Kellerman said. “You do not have to stand for the national anthem, and even
We should all hope not. Democrats may not have gotten everything they wanted out of a series of recent televised Senate Intelligence Committee hearings that ostensibly concerning Russian interference in the 2016 election. But as the party of the ‘resistance’ shifted its focus from alleged collusion between Moscow and Republicans to President Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice, the hearings also produced a new heroine for the anti-Trump Left. Senator Kamala Harris emerged from confrontations with the three national intelligence chiefs and Attorney General Jeff Sessions with her reputation enhanced. Her manner of attack was praised and she was acclaimed as