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Thoughts On Where We Are, and Where We're Going
(09-10-2018, 09:04 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: Waiting for the right candidate, is not a regeneracy. Expecting perfection, and not uniting for change, is not a regeneracy. One election victory, followed by a winning candidate who is not supported, and abandoned by cynical people staying home in elections, is not a regeneracy. Waiting for others to act, will not bring the wave. A young generation that stays home during midterms is not a regeneracy. Millennials can discover their collective power and save democracy; it's their destiny as a civic generation. And prophets and prophet cuspers like Obama to back them up and help lead them is their destiny. It's up to all of us to bring it, and it's happening.

A regeneracy is a united county pushing new and militant values. Fourth Turnings are generally marked by a Pearl Harbor, a Fort Sumter, a Lexington Green. I do not anticipate similar all out violence to resolve the red - blue culture difference. Second Turnings are not violent, but are marked by an extremely emotional moment associated with new values. I am not seeing an escalation in the Spiral of Violence. I am especially not seeing the country united, and not even Trump's blatant failure will make the red base abandon their values. Not yet. If an extreme blue partisan tried to lead without incorporating the middle of the country, he would still flip the see saw, pass power back to the reds.

We need fanatics. We need progressives committed to the new values early. We need people like Thomas Paine or the abolitionists. There ought to be people expressing ideas ahead of the idea's acceptance. There are.

But a S&H theorist has to keep hold of the evidence. Regeneracy has not happened yet, nor are we heading in that direction. The country is not united behind new values. We seem to be heading towards a war of ideas, not a literal war. We are certainly not in an actual war.

You should not let your fanaticism blind you to reality, make a joke out of the theory's view of history.
That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

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RE: Thoughts On Where We Are, and Where We're Going - by Bob Butler 54 - 09-11-2018, 01:29 AM

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