Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” – H.L. Mencken
After writing a particularly depressing article where I come to a logical conclusion, based upon the factual evidence of all previous Fourth Turnings, I always wonder whether I’m being too pessimistic and peddling doom, like many of the clickbait websites. The conclusions I reached at the end of my last two articles were particularly gloomy and made me wonder whether I was going too far. I thought maybe I was too pessimistic and my predictions of civil chaos and global disorder were overblown.
“A failure to meet the challenges ahead with bravery, grit, good judgement, adherence to our Constitutional principles, and a fair amount of luck, could lead to a defeat from which we will never recover. No one knows how and when the climax of this Crisis will play out, but the acceleration towards our rendezvous with destiny is in motion.” – Fourth Turning Accelerating Towards Climax – May 10
It just so happened I published my last article on May 24, predicting a 2nd Civil War. I figured we might have a couple years to prepare, as there is likely five to ten years before this Fourth Turning reaches a climax. Little did I know a black man with a long criminal background, high on fentanyl and resisting arrest in Minneapolis, would be killed by a white police thug named Derek Chauvin, who had seventeen complaints against him over his illustrious career, on the day after my article was posted. Oddly, it seems this murder will be our Fort Sumter/Pearl Harbor of this Fourth Turning.
“I know the Deep State (The Party) has no intention of relinquishing power and has no interest in our well-being or what is best for future generations. They are consumed by greed and an unquenchable thirst for power. They won’t blink in sentencing millions to a death sentence. It will require guile, guts and guns to defeat this entrenched vicious enemy. Voting for a different faction of the Party will not change our path or our fate. Only determined resistance using whatever means necessary and a willingness to sacrifice our lives for the sake of our children and grandchildren, along with a good bit of luck, can give us a chance to defeat The Party.
Our choice is to continue to accept beatings from the Captain and consent to their vision of the future – a boot stomping on our faces forever, or a 2nd Civil War. I didn’t say the choices were good. But that’s the unpleasant truth.” – What Would Cool Hand Luke or Virgil Hilts Do? – May 24
The death of George Floyd, if it had not been caught on video, would have been a two-paragraph story on page fourteen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Instead, his death was used by numerous political factions to ignite a worldwide firestorm of protests, riots, looting, murders, and wholesale destruction of businesses and neighborhoods. His elevation to sainthood by the left-wing media, left wing politicians, and race baiting hucksters like Al Sharpton has been nothing but a coordinated attempt to further destabilize the country and bring down Trump.
The virtue signaling by corporate CEOs worried about profits, left wing Hollywood egomaniacs, sports figures who think their opinions matter, and the Silicon Valley social media titans of allowable speech, has been a pathetic display of pandering and kneeling before BLM thugs and ANTIFA terrorists.
The last month has been a surreal concoction of lawlessness, battles in the streets, political cowardice, mainstream media malfeasance, and an almost incomprehensible descent into madness. While normals watched events play out on their TVs in disgust and bewilderment, since they were still locked down by politicians who gleefully encouraged protestors (aka rioters) to spread coronavirus, three funerals for George Floyd (JFK got one) somehow devolved into BLM and ANTIFA terrorist activities across the globe.
Then the propaganda machine kicked into high gear peddling a false narrative about systematic racism destroying the country, as weak-kneed white leaders began kissing the feet of Sharpton and his race baiting loyalists. The utter falsity of everything we are seeing, hearing, and being told by “experts”, “journalists”, and politicians is breathtaking in its audacity. But at least the stock market is up.
Our second Civil War is underway, except only one side is fighting. At first, it seemed like the initial protests against police brutality were spontaneous, but it became immediately obvious political operatives used this incident as an opportunity to inflict their Marxist ideology upon the nation, with the support of left wing media outlets and opportunistic Democrat politicians, who saw this as another opportunity to undermine the Trump presidency.
Anyone who questions the narrative is immediately condemned as a racist, with the leftist mob out for blood, figuratively by trying to get them fired, or literally by physically assaulting them and their businesses. When identical protests/riots blossomed in Democrat controlled urban paradises across the U.S. and then in foreign capitals in Europe, it was clear there was big money bankrolling this effort to undermine traditional society and destroy our two hundred and thirty one year culture of liberty and freedom.
Those mysterious pallets of bricks appearing at riot central in every Democrat controlled city in America didn’t deliver themselves. Whatever peaceful intent some protestors may have had was hijacked by centrally coordinated organizations hell bent on destroying the moral and ethical foundations of our country.
I haven’t written anything in over a month because I’ve been trying to decipher the truth about this coordinated effort to destroy the underpinnings of our civilized society. Just as the impeachment scam was ending and the Russiagate conspiracy was about to be revealed as a coup attempt engineered by Obama, Biden, Comey and their band of Deep State minions, the Covid-19 pandemic conveniently engulfed the world in fear, with medical “experts” declaring millions would surely die unless we closed the global economy and sheltered in our basements.
These “experts” convinced Trump to destroy the economy, with 46 million Americans having to file for unemployment, and the true unemployment rate soaring above 20% (not the BLS lies of 13.3%). All this for a virus that will not kill 99.97% of the U.S. population and will kill only .5% of those infected. If Democrat governors had properly locked down nursing homes the deaths would have been cut in half.
When the Covid hysteria looked like it was subsiding, with cases, hospitalizations, and deaths declining, all of a sudden we became a racist society requiring every white person in America to kiss the feet of oppressed blacks (black unemployment was at an all-time low prior to the Covid plandemic). White people who never owned slaves had to bow down and apologize to black people who had never been slaves.
Martin Luther King’s dream of living in a nation where people would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character, had suddenly devolved into a nation where white people were required to beg for forgiveness from self-appointed black debt collectors because a bad cop killed a black felon, high on fentanyl.
The demands of BLM and ANTIFA are incoherent, laughable and designed to never be met. Paying trillions in reparations to people who were never slaves and getting rid of police in the urban ghettos, where black people murder black people at an astounding rate, might be two of the dumbest ideas in the history of ideas. But this fake racism crisis is just another excuse to consolidate power into the hands of the ruling class.
None of what is happening in this country is a bottom-up grassroots effort, but a top-down coordinated attempt to seize power by unelected wealthy men who operate in the shadows. Sadly, the general public doesn’t realize how they are being manipulated by those in control. Edward Bernays explained it clearly in 1928, and with the advent of social media corporations using their platforms for evil, controlling the masses and herding them in the direction chosen by the controllers has never been easier.
“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.” – Propaganda
I’ve never been a big fan of current day policing, with their bloated ranks, no-knock raids, militarization at the behest of the military industrial complex, shaking down the public for government revenue, and using their unions to protect bad cops. In civilized regions of the country, the police are virtually unnecessary. But, in the Democrat run urban shitholes, where the agitators are screeching for defunding the police, cops are the only thing keeping those cities from becoming a living hell.
The looting and killing would become the norm. We already have real world examples in Baltimore and Chicago. When a few bad cops were caught on tape killing black men the reaction was to pull back from the worst neighborhoods. They are now lawless kill zones. Blacks murdering blacks by the dozens is completely ignored by BLM because it doesn’t fit their narrative of being oppressed by the white man.
The attempt to extinguish history by pulling down statues of historical figures and renaming buildings, military bases and schools, under the guise of defeating racism, is once again laughable in its infantilism. The overwhelmingly white domestic terrorists destroying public property, with the unresponsive consent of Democrat mayors across the land, couldn’t answer ten basic questions about U.S. history, but they are the judge and jury of what constitutes racist monuments?
Again, you need to step back and ask yourself, why weren’t these monuments pulled down in the 1960s during the Civil Rights protests or during the eight years of the Obama presidency? It’s because those at the top believe it is in their best interests to create civil strife and havoc at this time. They know emotional issues like racism and fear of invisible viruses are the way to keep the masses distracted and at each other’s throats.
Having escaped my basement office for a week at the Jersey Shore last week, a semblance of normalcy and reality crept back into my life. Reality is not what you see on the boob tube and on twitter. We are a country of 330 million with approximately 127,000 deaths “with Covid-19”, and 43% of those were from nursing homes. Over 30% were from NYC metropolitan area. Other than a few other Democrat controlled urban havens like Chicago, Detroit, Boston and Philly, the rest of the country has been mildly impacted by this virus. The hysteria is unwarranted.
The corporate media has purposely given the impression the entire country was experiencing rioting and looting. Again, a few thousand paid agitators got to perform on camera for the new reality TV show called Pretend to Destroy America in order to Defeat Donald Trump. Loving a good reality show, Trump has played his part with the bible holding walk through the rioters. Once the ratings for this show began to decline, back to Covid Will Surely Kill You.
Meanwhile, the Jersey Shore was filled with people going to the beach, jogging, bicycling, fishing, eating out, enjoying live bands, and strolling on the boardwalk. There were some mask wearers, but the majority were unmasked. People were friendly and not fearful. The black people, Hispanic people, Asian people and white people all cohabitated on the beaches and boardwalk with no violence, animosity or racial strife. This is because there is no racial strife among normal people not pushing an agenda or attempting to create discontent for a profit.
The vast majority of Americans just want to go about their lives in peace, earning a living, and enjoying their free time with friends and family. But the competing factions within the bigger Deep State umbrella have chosen to use average Americans as pawns in their game of power and rent seeking. The demographics of the protestors, overwhelmingly white, 25 to 50 years old and democrat, either reveals them as having only goal of bringing down Trump or proving their degrees in gender studies has left them with no critical thinking skills.
Watching leftists turn on each other, destroying their own cities, railing against policing policies in cities run by Democrats for the last five decades, tearing down statues erected by Democrats, and declaring resistance against the party which actually freed the slaves, keeps me riveted with anticipation for their next ironic choice. Seeing Hollywood elitists getting ruined over old tweets or blackface skits is delightful.
Watching one of the worst presidents (Democrat) in U.S. history, Woodrow Wilson, have his name dragged through the mud as a racist, is also enjoyable, but his far worse offenses included the introduction of the personal income tax, dragging the country into World War I after campaigning against doing so, and the ultimate treasonous act of creating the Federal Reserve.
Jerome Powell and his merry band of digital money printers are the real story. The financial system was already seizing up as we entered 2020 and the Fed was already in emergency mode, keeping the patient alive with QE4 being pumped into the veins of Wall Street banks and hedge funds. The pandemic and subsequent economic shutdown provided the perfect cover for the Fed to generate ten trillion dollars out of thin air to rescue their owners and the corporate interests who benefit from their largesse as first in line for the newly printed fiat.
The plebs were thrown $1,200, while small business owners had to beg borrow and steal to try and survive. Mega-corps have either thrived or have been resuscitated by the Fed. Propping up zombie corporations and eliminating the creative destruction of capitalism has destroyed the concept of free markets. The big get bigger, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
The Fed has created the largest wealth gap in U.S. history and bears responsibility for the approaching civil war and eventual financial collapse of our debt saturated system. The money (debt) creation doesn’t actually benefit the 1%, but the .1% – funneled directly into their ever increasing bank accounts.
The entire stock market rally has been driven solely by the Fed’s $3 trillion increase in their balance sheet. The Fed balance sheet has “fallen” from $7.2 trillion on June 4 to $7.1 trillion today. Is it a just a coincidence the Dow hit its rally high of 27,572 on June 8 and has fallen to 25,015 as of Friday? Of course not. The Fed was being roundly ridiculed by well respected investment icons for creating the greatest bubble in history, so they stopped their expansion.
Now the shit is hitting the fan. The Fed needs a new Covid-19 lockdown as an excuse to fire up the printing presses again. The Democrats need another lockdown to keep the economy in depression until November 4. At least half the nation isn’t going to buy another lockdown narrative, as pandemic deaths keep hitting new lows. The exoneration of General Flynn and the investigation by Durham into the coup attempt has the potential to set off a new set of fireworks.
A decade’s worth of history has happened in the first six months of this year. The next four months are likely to be even more eventful. An election taking place during a civil war has only occurred once in history – 1864. The right has not taken the bait thus far. Whether this is a wise choice is to be determined. If the left continue to purposely destroy cities, ruin the economy, while utilizing mail ballot fraud in winning the presidency and Senate in November, the right will be angry they allowed that to happen.
I don’t see either side accepting the result on November 4. The real violence will get going before the inauguration in January. Martial law and blood being shed in large quantities is now more likely than not. Throw in a resumption of the stock market crash and this Fourth Turning will really intensify. We’ve reached the boiling point and those controlling the temperature are still turning it up.
The resolution is uncertain, but it isn’t looking positive. Defeating the forces of darkness will require courage, strength, hardness, love of liberty, and a certain amount of luck. If you aren’t prepared for what’s coming, then start preparing now.
“It does not take a majority to prevaill… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams
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