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The Cycles of Revolutions in Our Midst - Victor Davis Hanson


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The world is fragmenting and changing in all different directions. Unfortunately, contemporary America is offering no guidance.

 

We are witnessing a number of radical military, social, and political revolutions that are changing the United States—and the world—in fundamental ways that we still have not appreciated. 

The taboo about never mentioning the first-strike use of nuclear weapons in a major conventional war is now apparently over. Vladimir Putin routinely threatens their use. Communist China hints at its growing nuclear capability and is hell-bent on rushing into production a huge new nuclear missile force. The world is defining nuclear incineration down.

The more China and North Korea talk about nukes, the more necessary it is that uneasy democracies such as Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan will make adjustments. And the more the United States bows out of its prior role of extending its nuclear umbrella over Western democracies, the more likely these societies will consider going nuclear themselves. Should Iran acquire nuclear weapons—and its patrons Russia and China seem to be ensuring that it will—then the long feared but heretofore never reified nuclear Middle East arms race will finally break out, as the petro-rich Arab world tries to deter Iran’s unhinged theocrats.

 

There is also a revolutionary vacuum occurring abroad. Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea are trying to figure out whether there is still any old-style American deterrence, or whether the woke progressives now in power in Washington dislike the customs and traditions of the United States even more than they do.:snip:

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the-cycles-of-revolutions-in-our-midst
American Greatness

The world is fragmenting and changing in all different directions. Unfortunately, contemporary America is offering no guidance.

 

We are witnessing a number of radical military, social, and political revolutions that are changing the United States—and the world—in fundamental ways that we still have not appreciated. 

 

 

Are we living on the hinge of history?

Some skinny old wise ass

March 19, 2012

(Snip)

"I believe we are living on the hinge of history, on the cusp of history."

Garry Hart

And it's, it happens no more frequently than every hundred years, sometimes every five hundred years, and we are so in the middle of this symbolically new century, new millennium, really new economic age, information versus industry or machines, and a new, a new order in the world uh, to pla...replace the old cold war order."

(Snip)

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Everything we see going on today should not surprise us.  Maybe in the particulars, but not broadly speaking. 

“There are decades when nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen.”  Vladimir Lenin

Society is always changing, mostly its slow gradual change, people can deal with that. Then Once in a while along comes the Moveable Type printing Press, The Steam Engine. The the change is no longer slow and gradual, but Rapid. And with Rapid come Chaos. Technologically, Politically, Socially. The Question Is can we Americans (and Western Civilization) cope and survive with our freedoms & prosperity survive? Make no mistake our enemies are powerful (or appear so), and they both inside Progressives/Woke)  and outside (PRC/Iran/China) are making a move. The Good News is some are the Unwoke and parts of the Western World.  

 

I choose to be an optimist  But even if I'm wrong God Still Sits On The Throne. God has a plan...And I Trust Him. What is the old saying? "I just read the last chapter of Revelation....We Win."

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