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The Fourth Turning Is Accelerating

By James Quinn | The Burning Platform

“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 – 1997

This past week saw an event revealing the cluelessness and ignorance of the linear thinking establishment. They are oblivious to the cyclicality of history and unaware of their precarious situation, as the mood of the country and the world portends their demise. Eric Cantor, the ultimate establishment neo-con Republican House Majority Leader, was crushed in a primary by a completely unknown economics professor, outspent by Cantor $4.9 million to $123,000. Cantor spent more at steakhouses than David Brat spent on his entire campaign. Cantor, a lackey for Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, Israel, and dozens of other mega-corporations, was the first House Majority leader defeated in a primary since the position was created in the 1890s. He won his last primary by 60%.

This was as big a shock to the Republican establishment as it was to the Democratic establishment, the mainstream corporate media establishment, and the Tea Party establishment that didn’t provide David Brat one red cent of their vast horde of contributions. They are now scrambling to generate a storyline explaining this unexplainable development as if it was entirely predictable. These wealthy, myopic, propaganda peddling, purveyors of the status quo just felt the foundation of their world shudder beneath them. Like a volcano, with pressure building within, the world as we know it is about to blow. Who gets devastated by the massive explosion and flow of molten lava is yet to be determined, but there is nothing the establishment can do to stop the eruption. This entire Deep State hierarchy has been developed over decades, as they have flawlessly implemented Edward Bernays teachings from the Propaganda playbook.

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.” – Edward Bernays – Propaganda – 1928

The linear thinkers, who constitute the invisible government and unelected true ruling power, are flabbergasted their game plan, which has worked for the last seven decades, is failing to have the usual sway over the normally compliant masses. Lies, misinformation, deception, propaganda, easy debt, cheap oil, endless commercial expansion, relentless marketing, never ending war, politicians selected by bankers and mega-corporations, tax code created to benefit the .01%, and laws written by the lobbyists for the oligarchs designed to control the plebs and enrich the modern aristocracy, made the world go round until 2008. Linear thinkers in government, business, banking and media have been perpetuating the falsehood of a return to normalcy, recovery, and linear progress. They are willfully ignorant of history because acknowledging its cyclicality would be admitting how precarious their positions of power, wealth, and control truly are.


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This sounds familiar

Isaac Asimov Foundation Trilogy

"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"- Homer Simpson

bigmikedude's picture

I must be tired.

I read that Strauss & Howe paragraph twice and it still turned out like this.

ecorob's picture

You must be.

Let me help you out.

The whole world is going to hell in a hand bag.

Whatever sets it off will exacerbate ALL of the hidden problems (unemployment, dollar crash, inflation, etc.) and expose the weaknesses of the .01% to control the world, so to speak.

Everything will reset, from the ground up.

Don't try to overthink collapse.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

You crack me up, Dude!

And I agree about the paragraph. It made me think of this...


"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"- Homer Simpson

bigmikedude's picture


Dude that one makes my brain hurt with actual pain. Lol

Pain almost as bad as being strapped in a chair and forced to endure a Michelle Bachmann speaking event. That woman's voice rivals fingernails on a chalkboard.

Looks to me like The Fourth Turning analysis and

the exponential growth in the cost to acquire energy tell us how the next 20 years will unfold. The most logical conclusion is collapse of governments everywhere under the huge social strain that is here from the death of the industrial age.

Here are two references which focus in on the collapsing oil industry. The implications for our survival are ominous:



These two sources demonstrate that we are at the point that thermodynamic laws are shutting down withdrawals from the oil bank account we inherited and that in response the oil companies are slowing down capital expenditures. It doesn't make sense for them to spend money developing expensive oil, so they are throwing in the towel. Essentially, the price of oil is telling us of the increasing difficulty of acquiring it and this is just the beginning of the consequential new paradigm of long term economic contraction.

Without adequate cheap energy economic output upon which we depend for survival will collapse, a process that we are already seeing. Collapse of the unstable, fraudulent, predatory monetary system and the failure of debt repayment will be an early consequence of expensive energy driven economic contraction. Later consequences will be civil unrest, collapse of governments everywhere, and the inability of many people to survive the upheaval.

This particular 4th turning will be inflamed by the end of the oil age, unlike the prior 4th turnings which were moderated by the expansion of energy sources.

Maybe good business opportunities for what is coming are construction of guillotines and undertaking.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

ecorob's picture

SUPERIOR article and reading!

The truth shall make us free.

We, the people WILL fight the power and destroy this Nazi socialism just as we have always done. The only difference being, this time the battle is in our own country against an enemy that has infiltrated our government.

JFK lives!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

what happened with cantor?

what happened with cantor? did they forget to rigg the machines?

I would guess that they didn't foget

to rig the machines, they just thought they didn't have to. It was in the bag. Surprise!

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant


a good guess libertylady

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!