I wrote the first three parts of this article back in September and planned to finish it in early October, but life intervened and truthfully I don’t think I was ready to confront how bad things will likely get as this Fourth Turning moves into the violent, chaotic war stage just over the horizon. The developments in the Middle East, Europe, U.S., China and across the globe in the last months have confirmed my belief war drums are beating louder, global war beckons, and much bloodshed will be the result. Fourth Turnings proceed at their own pace within the 20 to 25 year crisis framework, but there is one guarantee – they never de-intensify as they progress. Just as Winter gets colder, stormier and more bitter as you proceed from December through February, Fourth Turnings get nastier, grimmer, more perilous, with our way of life hanging in the balance.

In Part 1 of this article I discussed the catalyst spark which ignited this Fourth Turning and the seemingly delayed regeneracy. In Part 2 I pondered possible Grey Champion prophet generation leaders who could arise during the regeneracy. In Part 3 I focused on the economic channel of distress which is likely to be the primary driving force in the next phase of this Crisis. In Part 4 I will assess the social and cultural channels of distress dividing the nation, Part 5 the technological, ecological, political, military channels of distress likely to burst forth with the molten ingredients of this Fourth Turning, and finally in Part 6 our rendezvous with destiny, with potential climaxes to this Winter of our discontent.

The road ahead will be distressful for everyone living in the U.S., as we experience the horrors of war, economic collapse, civil chaos, political upheaval, and the tearing of society’s social fabric. The pain and suffering being experienced across the globe today will not bypass the people of the United States. Winter has arrived and lethal storms are gathering in the distance. Don’t think you can escape. You can prepare, but this Crisis will reshape our society for better or worse, and you cannot sidestep the consequences or cruel environment we must survive.

“Reflect on what happens when a terrible winter blizzard strikes. You hear the weather warning but probably fail to act on it. The sky darkens. Then the storm hits with full fury, and the air is a howling whiteness. One by one, your links to the machine age break down. Electricity flickers out, cutting off the TV. Batteries fade, cutting off the radio. Phones go dead. Roads become impossible, and cars get stuck. Food supplies dwindle. Day to day vestiges of modern civilization – bank machines, mutual funds, mass retailers, computers, satellites, airplanes, governments – all recede into irrelevance. Picture yourself and your loved ones in the midst of a howling blizzard that lasts several years. Think about what you would need, who could help you, and why your fate might matter to anybody other than yourself. That is how to plan for a saecular winter. Don’t think you can escape the Fourth Turning. History warns that a Crisis will reshape the basic social and economic environment that you now take for granted.” – Strauss & Howe The Fourth Turning


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  • Thanks’ for timely article JimQ!

    Nov 27, 2015 Myth-Busters! Things Are Not As Government Makes Them Seem

    On this episode of Myth-Busters, Ron Paul tackles The Fed, dispels the ISIS fear-mongers, catches the terror opportunists red handed, and even throws in some economic wisdom. Don’t miss it!

  • Nov 24, 2015 What is AMTI?

    AMTI celebrates its first year with a look back at its achievements and stated mission. After scrutiny of artificial island building in the South China Sea, the international policy dialogue has shifted to look at the legal and political consequences of land reclamation.

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      SHALOM !!!

  • Silverado

    When do the criminal neocons get their’s and become an endangered species? That’s what I’m waiting patiently for. I’ll have to consult my personal copy which is a first edition hard back with original dust cover and see what they say about the criminal and psychopathic element that’s in control right now of the country and where that fits in to the Fourth Turning.

    • Sunny

      Pictorial Essay: 15 Proofs It’s a Fake, Fake, Fake…
      …funny read.

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      INSTEAD , You Should Read “Unknowingly Occupied” by Dr. Preston JAMES of .”http://wwwVeterans”.!!!

      • berger friedrich-wolfgang

        Seems Machine will Not ACCEPT “VETERANS” for the Address !!!

    • Not soon enough for my personal timeline!

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  • hyperbola

    This article is not worthy of this site. In fact, given its promotion of usual “diversionary tactics” such as racism and religion, it seems more an effort to contaminate the site with controlled propaganda. Perhaps the “attacks” are not only “denial of service”, but also of other natures.

    Go to almost any country in the world and you will find the “common people” share the anger, whatever particular skin color or religion they may have. Learn their language and talk to them. In the US you will find that those of “latino” cultural background share much of the anger with the “elite”.

    And remember than the “dumbing down” of Americans was planned over 40 years ago (according to official Dept. of Education documents) and has been pursued by every government since.

    • berger friedrich-wolfgang

      You are Absolutely Right ! THEIR Intellectualistic “EXPERTS” Spam most of the Sites !!!