The long list of scandals involving the Obama administration only serves to further demonstrate the illegitimacy and hypocrisy of our current power structure. If we use history cycles as a guideline, we are facing a massive upheaval.
Everyday law abiding citizens are targeted and spied on as potential terrorists while known terrorists are escorted through security. Illegal aliens convicted of or awaiting trial for kidnapping, drug trafficking, rape, murder, etc. are being released from prison, sanctioned by our president. The BATF knowingly allowed guns to find their way to Mexican drug lords, as Obama attempts to disarm our own citizens and steal state lands as a sanctuary for Mexican drug dealers. Nearly every agency within our government has acquired armaments as policies agencies across the country have armed themselves with military equipment. Obama’s foreign policies have made America a joke to our enemies as he systemically neuters our military. This is our present day reality.
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 the data points are pulled together, a pattern of deliberate action comes in view.
What exactly is the government preparing for? Historical cycles may give us a clue.
Authors William Strauss and Neil Howe documented these historical cycles in their 1997 book, The Fourth Turning, reminding us of that old adage: “There is nothing new under the sun.” The issues we face today, presented with new faces and slightly different angles, are the same realities that our ancestors dealt with during their times of crisis.
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. “Both the demand and supply of social order are falling. This is the autumnal quadrant of the saeculum, when vines luxuriate, fruits spoils, leaves fall, and the respect for life’s fundamentals reappears.”
A saeculum, 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, as “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, American will pass through a great gate in history, commensurate with the American Revolution, Civil War, and twin emergencies of the Great Depression and WWII.”
Individual choices will alter the outcome of this season of radical change and potential destruction. This generation, just as America’s founders did, will provide the heroes and legends for the next. Your actions and your choices during this time will alter the outcome and set the cultural agenda for the next cycle.
Your contribution can be something as simple as making changes in your personal life, aligning yourself with right principles and truth, or speaking out on important issues and spreading ideas for change. Karl Rove once said of the elite, “We’re history’s actions. . .you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”
It is up to us whether we accept or reject the elite’s design for our future. “History is seasonal. . .and winter is coming.” As a society, we are sensing the coming winter and hopefully preparing just as past generations have done. One thing is certain, Government is preparing for massive upheaval just in time for the arrival of the Fourth Turning.
“Honor never grows old and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always, even death itself. The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for?” William M. Bennett