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BREXIT & THE FOURTH TURNING

I took a long walk on the boardwalk with my wife and mother last night, after a long day of packing, doctor appointments, travel, unpacking, food shopping and buying enough liquor to get me through the next week. I was confident the oligarchs had the Brexit vote rigged in their favor. I went to bed exhausted at 10:00.

I wake up this morning to global pandemonium. I just wanted to ride my bike on the boardwalk in peace, but Noooo. First it was raining, so I have to wait for the showers to end. Then I flip on the radio and hear about stock markets around the world crashing because the British people grew some balls and told their keepers to fuck off.

My first thought upon hearing the news was “Fourth Turning”. It’s all about the mood of the people in these countries. The establishment is constantly baffled during Fourth Turnings because they think their old methods of propaganda, fear and control will continue to work. They don’t realize the cyclical nature of history and how the current generational configuration will lead to earth shattering change and a complete destruction of the existing social order. Brexit is just another brick in the wall.

I also find it interesting that over the last month or so some of the most renowned investing billionaires in the world have announced their bearishness and had placed large bets on such an outcome. George Soros is the perfect example. He switched his position to shorting the market recently. Then he constantly blathered in the press about what a disaster Brexit would be for global markets. Then the captured legacy media convinced the world Brexit would never happen. When it “shockingly” happened last night, stock markets around the world crashed. Soros and his billionaire cronies made hundreds of millions in profits. Meanwhile, the poor schmuck with his 401k gets clobbered again.

Since I was 100% wrong in my prediction regarding Brexit, you can take my following observations with a grain of salt. But this is what I see:

  • This further cements the coming showdown between the people and the establishment (politicians, bankers, mainstream media).
  • The EU is dead. France, Italy and other EU countries will push for the same referendum and the people will vote out.
  • The insolvent banks across Europe were never fixed. The central bankers just extended, pretended, and printed more debt. Bank failures will trigger further economic strife.
  • The credibility of central bankers around the globe will completely disintegrate as their one trick pony method of easy money has proven to be an immense failure for the people.
  • With the disintegration of the EU, the possibility of civil chaos and war with Russia goes up dramatically.
  • It will be interesting to see if the Fed and their Wall Street banker puppeteers can stop the stock market from dropping by its destined 30% to 50%. The overvaluation is drastic and this could be the Lehman moment, or at least the Bear Stearns moment.
  • The credibility of the corporate mainstream media has further disintegrated as they again have been revealed as nothing but propaganda mouthpieces for the establishment. Their anti-Brexit poll numbers were fake. They are not journalists, but cheerleaders for their corporate sponsors.
  • The constant media bashing of Trump and cheerleading for Clinton will be disregarded by the silent majority in the U.S. Their polls and opinions can be completely ignored and dismissed. The people of this country who don’t live in NYC, DC, LA, or SF are pissed off. Their mood is dark. They want change. The only person who will give them change is Trump.
  • I’m more convinced than ever that Trump will win the presidency in November. This is a Fourth Turning. The status quo never wins during a Fourth Turning.

Fourth Turnings never peter out. They intensify to a crescendo of turmoil, chaos, violence, war, and bloodshed. This Fourth Turning intensification just got turned up dramatically. It will eventually be turned up to 11.

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Walter Williams, Catholics, the Projects, and Schooling for Blacks: Something is Wrong Somewhere

 

Some time ago I read a column  on the schooling of blacks written by Walter Williams, the black economist at George Mason University, who grew up in the black housing projects of Philadelphia in the Thirties. I have read Williams for years. He is an absolutely reliable witness. He reports that all the kids could read, and that classrooms were orderly and teachers respected. Today, by all reports, in the urban black schools the kids can’t read and chaos reigns. Black kids have not gotten stupider since the Thirties. Something is wrong somewhere.

I read similar stories about chaotic, violent, illiterate Latino kids in American schools, these things being attributed to low intelligence. I live in Mexico, and see nothing even faintly resembling these stories. The statistics agree. (Mexican literacy, CIA FactBook: 95%. American literacy, US Department of Education: 86%) Something is wrong somewhere.

In 1981, I wrote a piece for Harper’s on the overwhelmingly black Catholic schools of Washington, DC, and found them to be exactly as Williams described the schools in his projects: well-behaved, and all the kids could read. The article follows. shortly.

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TEXIT

First The UK, Then Scotland… Then Texas?

Submitted by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,

That didn’t take long. Only hours after the final results came in for a British exit from the EU, political leaders in Scotland are talking about renewing their drive to secede from the United Kingdom

Pointing to the fact that a large majority of Scots voted to remain in the EU, Scottish advocates for independence are now claiming (convincingly) that Scotland is leaving the EU against its will.

Many of us who advocated for Scottish secession in 2014 were, of course fine with Scottish secession at the time. And we’re still fine with it now. Scotland should be free to say good bye and got its own way.

Some opponents of Scottish exit, however, have claimed that Scotland is too small “to go it alone.” Defenders of Scottish independence call this the “too wee, too poor, too stupid” argument.

 

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WAL-MART FREAKS OF THE WEEK

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I feel like I’m looking at one of those funny mirrors at the fair because I can’t tell if your butt is too high or your back is too fat.

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I’d rather go about my day imagining this dude is about to lay down an epic embarrassing prank on his wife. It’s Friday and I need that thought in my life.

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I don’t remember the chained up subservient Elvis, but I suppose playing fat Elvis and young hip Elvis get swooped up rather quickly.

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REPACKAGING GLOBALIZATION AS A NEW MODERN-NATIONALISM

Prös Gud
JUNE 25, 2016 AT 1:07 AM
How do we combat their aims? How do we stop globalism? Or is it inevitable given their endless resources?

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JC Collins
JUNE 25, 2016 AT 1:10 AM
The historical trend for thousands of years is a consolidation of civilization. No reason to think it will reverse.

 

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BREXIT – THE NEW MODERN-NATIONALISM IS GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

Introducing the EU – China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation

June 24, 2016

Philosophy of Metrics

It comes as little surprise that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The economic and geopolitical shifts taking place throughout the international order are aligned with a resurgence of modern-nationalism. The expansion of powers related to both China and Russia as members of the BRICS group is ensuring a socioeconomic and geopolitical realignment of the Eurasian continent.

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WE NEED SOME UNHAPPY MOONS HERE AS WELL

Guest post Eeyore on www.vladtepesblog.com

What an amazing find. Has anyone ever heard about these images from Germany? Do you think that these crescent moons are a metaphor for Islam?

German-Christian Iconography. What does it reveal?

A good friend of the Counter-Jihad had spent some time as a fine arts major in a German University.

She informed me that there is, it seems, a curious tradition in German classical art that many of us may find quite intriguing,

The term for it is “Mondsichelmadonna” which means “sickle moon Madonna.”

The images are of the Virgin Mary, usually holding something like a scepter, and standing on a crescent moon.

The moon, I am told, must also have a specific feature.

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DO WE NEED A COMPLETE BAN ON ISLAM?

Guest post by Raymond Ibrahim via www.jihadwatch.org

Raymond Ibrahim: Nations Seeking to Ban Islam Keep Growing

Islam-jihad-rally

As liberals and progressives continue to portray Donald Trump as an intolerant brute for suggesting a ban on Muslims entering the United States, “until we figure out what’s going on,” left unsaid (perhaps intentionally) is that he’s hardly the first international personage to suggest this.

Most recently, the heads of the Christian church of Samoa called for a complete ban on Islam:

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“For freedom we were set free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. For you were called for freedom, brothers and sisters. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for sin and worldly gains; rather, serve one another through love. For the whole of the law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. But if you go on biting and devouring one another, beware that you are not thereby yourself consumed.”

Gal 5:1-18