This Horrifying Rendezvous with Destiny

Yesterday, I wrote about Strauss and Howe’s book, The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy. It’s subtitle is: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America‚Äôs Next Rendezvous with Destiny I don’t think that William Strauss or Neil Howe really understood what that ‘Rendezvous with Destiny’ is. In fact, I’m not completely sure that even I do. This Rendezvous is shaping up to be the most horrifying moment in human history, since the Great Flood, and few of us really see it. The fact that it didn’t have to happen this way adds frustration to this feeling of alarm. We … Click here to read the rest…

Eventually, People Wake Up – The Fourth Turning

We all love a good story – the bigger, the better. We talk about how good we are – how great our society is. And, we hire story tellers to give us those stories. Our story tellers talk to us from the television and radio. They write the stories in our newspapers, magazines and books. We send our children to school to learn the stories. We go to churches that tell us the stories we want to hear. And, we put our best story tellers in government. But, there comes a moment in time, as people start to wake up, … Click here to read the rest…