The Fourth Turning

Today’s ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals against Trump’s Muslim ban is pretty boring compared to what Steve Bannon is expecting to come from the Fourth Turning.  Yes, I do have a bit of a Bannon fixation, but here’s why.  It’s interesting enough, I suppose, to know what the Golden Figurehead is interested in and keep an eye on that; but, far more interesting to me is what the power behind the throne is interested in.  And, the answer to that question is, Steve Bannon is interested in the end of the current social/economic/political order.  Not, mind you, in an ‘Oh, let’s see what happens‘ kind of way (as I am), but more in an ‘Excellent, all is in readiness‘ sort of way.  The reason is, Bannon is really into theories by William Strauss and Neil Howe, and these guys think we’re ripe for a major crisis (as they’ve described in their book, (The Fourth Turning).  Now, either it’s really scary that this is true (but a little comforting to know that the primary strategist in the White House is preparing for it) or it’s really scary that it’s false, and the primary strategist in the White House is preparing for it.  Either way, it’s really scary.

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