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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

"In retrospect, the spark might seem as ominous as a financial crash, as ordinary as a national election, or as trivial as a Tea Party. The catalyst will unfold according to a basic Crisis dynamic that underlies all of these scenarios: An initial spark will trigger a chain reaction of unyielding responses and further emergencies. The core elements of these scenarios (debt, civic decay, global disorder) will matter more than the details, which the catalyst will juxtapose and connect in some unknowable way. If foreign societies are also entering a Fourth Turning, this could accelerate the chain reaction. At home and abroad, these events will reflect the tearing of the civic fabric at points of extreme vulnerability – problem areas where America will have neglected, denied, or delayed needed action." – The Fourth Turning – Strauss & Howe


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The paragraph above captures everything that has happened, is happening, and will happen during this Fourth Turning. It was written over two decades ago, but no one can deny its accuracy regarding our present situation. The spark was a financial crash. The response to the financial crash by the financial and governmental entities, along with their Deep State co-conspirators who created the financial collapse due to their greed and malfeasance, led to the incomprehensible election of Donald Trump, as the deplorables in flyover country evoked revenge upon the corrupt establishment.

The chain reaction of unyielding responses by the left and the right accelerates at a breakneck pace, with absolutely no possibility of compromise. A new emergency or winner-take-all battle seems to be occurring on a weekly basis, with the mid-term elections as the likely trigger for the next phase of this Fourth Turning.


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No one can deny the accuracy of these words regarding our present situation either... written thousands of years ago.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-07 06:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Tyler "Fiction Boys" Durden, lol

"If the Republicans pull a 2016-like upset and retain control of the House, the fury and rage from the left-wing haters will surely violently erupt in their social justice enclaves of loathing."

What Drama Queens these Zero Hedge pretenders who write as TD are. They fearmonger like it's Trumpteen 84, seeing who can out crazy rant each other.

Nice headline, though...

"Late Lament"

Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
Watch lights fade from every room.
Bedsitter people look back and lament,
Another day's useless energy spent.
Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
Lonely man cries for love and has none.

New mother picks up and suckles her son,
Senior citizens wish they were young.

Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white.
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion?

Moody Blues


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#2 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-07 10:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 It's weird how the far left gets more and more incomprehension;e every day. I think about it all the time when I'm sharpening my knives or cleaning my guns or otherwise prepping. Or when the UFO's or black helicopters appear. Or they up the fluoride levels (which I measure hourly).

I honestly have no idea what you guys are trying to accomplish.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-11-08 02:58 AM | Reply

I honestly have no idea what you guys are trying to accomplish.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat

It's not rocket science.

We are trying to create a More Perfect Union.


All your knives and guns won't save you from yourself. (ex. see boaz)

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-08 02:16 PM | Reply

#4 Oh really? Will critical Theory save you from yourselves?

(Actually #3 was a comment on how #2 made no sense at all. You have to know me for awhile to get my sense of humor :)

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-11-08 02:52 PM | Reply


It will at least save us from your uncritical dogmatism, Trumprat.

#6 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-11-08 02:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 made no sense at all.

If Tyler Durden et al makes sense to you, then you need to step away from the helium. They are half a step away from Alex Jones crazy.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-08 03:16 PM | Reply

#5 - #2 made perfect sense.
A great homage to The Moody Blues.
Absolutely perfect, Corky.
Exactly the song that started going through my mind when I read the headline.

#8 | Posted by YAV at 2018-11-08 03:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is how I feel: www.youtube.com

#9 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-11-08 06:03 PM | Reply

From The Fourth Turning, we are overdue for that triggering event. Even though we have had some doozy events recently. What is it going to take to restart the cycle?

#10 | Posted by hoser at 2018-11-08 06:46 PM | Reply

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