Rogue Government Prepares For Heated Conflict, Historical Cycles Point to Coming Clash

Old-Thinker News | May 18, 2014

By Daniel Taylor

A string of scandals involving the federal government is further demonstrating the illegitimacy and hypocrisy of the power structure. Historical cycles point to massive upheaval.

Ordinary Americans are being targeted while known terrorists are escorted through security. Kidnappers, rapists, and murderers are being released from prison; an action sanctioned by the President of the United States. The BATF allows guns to find their way to Mexican drug lords, while the federal government is fighting to disarm American citizens. Mega-banks launder billions of dollars worth of drug money. No, this isn’t a dystopic nightmare; This is our present day reality that we all must face.

The establishment is behaving like a crazed psychopath that knows he is about to be brought to justice. Nearly every agency of government has acquired some form of armaments in the past several years. Police departments across the country are getting mine resistant vehicles. Homeland Security is acquiring billions of rounds of ammunition. The Department of Agriculture recently requested body armor as well as sub machine guns. Many other instruments of war have been stored and deployed.

To an outside observer watching these trends, a grim picture is being painted. Each case in and of itself may not add up to much, but when all of the data points are pulled together we can begin to see a pattern of deliberate action.

What exactly is the establishment preparing for? Historical cycles may give us a clue.

Authors William Strauss and Neil Howe document these cycles in their 1997 book The Fourth Turning. The book reminds us that the old adage “There is nothing new under the sun” is truly rooted in fact. The issues that we are facing today – with new faces and slightly different angles – are the same realities that our ancestors dealt with during their times of crisis.

“History is seasonal,” write Strauss and Howe, “…and winter is coming.” “Like nature’s winter, the saecular winter can come early or late. A Fourth Turning can be long and difficult, brief but severe, or (perhaps) mild. But, like winter, it cannot be averted. It must come in its turn.”

As a society we are sensing the coming winter and (hopefully) preparing accordingly, just as past generations did at their time of crisis. Government is certainly preparing for massive upheaval just in time for the arrival of the Fourth Turning.

What is a turning?

As Strauss and Howe point out, history is made up of highs and lows. During a high, government and institutions are built up while values are established and commonly held. Another generation is born and these institutions are questioned and undermined. Then, an “unraveling” era unfolds. As Strauss and Howe write, “Both the demand and supply of social order are falling. This is the autumnal quadrant of the saeculum, when vines luxuriate, fruit spoils, leaves fall, and the respect for life’s fundamentals reappears.”

A saeculum – which is divided into four “seasons”, culminating in a crisis  – is the average length of a long human life, after which there is a societal “reset”. A Fourth Turning happens when issues that have been boiling without resolution for years explode. “Subliminal fears… become urgent” heading into the Fourth Turning.

“Political and economic trust will implode. Real hardship will beset the land, with severe distress that could involve questions of class, race, nation and empire. The very survival of the nation will feel at stake. Sometime before the year 2025, America will pass through a great gate in history, commensurate with the American Revolution, Civil War, and twin emergencies of the Great Depression and World War II.”

4th turnings can happen in more than one nation at a time. As the world has become extremely connected and globalized, most of the world may enter into a 4th turning cycle at the same time, exacerbating its impact on everyone. During these turnings, an entrenched elite fight tooth and nail to remain in power.

Individual choices will alter the outcome

As Strauss and Howe point out, the outcome of this season of radical change and potential destruction is up to us. This generation, just as America’s founders did, will provide the heroes and legends for the next. Your actions and choices during this time will alter the outcome of this historical time period and set the cultural agenda for the next cycle. Your contribution can be as simple as making changes in your personal life and aligning yourself with right principles and truth. It may be as big as speaking out on important issues and spreading ideas for change. Karl Rove once said of the elite, “We’re history’s actors… and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” The truth is that we the people influence history. We are the individuals who either accept or reject the elite’s designs for our future.

 

2 Responses to Rogue Government Prepares For Heated Conflict, Historical Cycles Point to Coming Clash

  1. ARIZONA says:

    I had just come home ,from a long day at the airport repairing jets,It was 110 degrees that day,IN THE SHADE OF THE HANGER,…PHOENIX can get hot in the summer,..I was sitting in my shop at home ,when my 8 year old little girl came in and asked what was that I was drinking?…I said its a beer sweetie,WITH that she announced HER TEACHER had told her I was a drunk,IF I drank beer,so I told her, tomorrow I will be going to school with you,AFTER I gave the prinipal a good shaking around,HE realized any father brainwashing of MY CHILDREN,would result in him spending a LONG streach in a nursing home,SOME TIMES, YOU CAN TALK TO THEM,and sometimes you have to show them you ain’t kidding…………AMERICA HAS GONE “WAY” PASS TALKING TO THEM…………………..

  2. ARIZONA says:

    AS americans sleep,the current government of america is busy planting nuclear weapons all over the country,30 around yellowstone alone,several up the mississippi river,and down in the gulf,and who could forget california?several all over the west coast,BUT americans would rather be dead then stand up,AND see their children taken away for slaves and nothing,nothing will rouse them from sleep,NOT even the sound of their front door being kicked in,COULD they go out at night HUNTING,yes they could,BUT the fat whore in the kitchen,would call the enemy on them for trying to save the family,so all is lost,GET READY,THE ONLY ones you can save at this point in time is your self and maybe your children,IF they don’t call the POLICE GANG on you too,remember they been trained to do just that…………

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