The Fourth Turning Is Accelerating Towards Climax

Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,

“At some point, America’s short-term Crisis psychology will catch up to the long-term post-Unraveling fundamentals. This might result in a Great Devaluation, a severe drop in the market price of most financial and real assets. This devaluation could be a short but horrific panic, a free-falling price in a market with no buyers. Or it could be a series of downward ratchets linked to political events that sequentially knock the supports out from under the residual popular trust in the system. As assets devalue, trust will further disintegrate, which will cause assets to devalue further, and so on. Every slide in asset prices, employment, and production will give every generation cause to grow more alarmed.”

– Strauss & Howe – The Fourth Turning

I’ve been writing articles about the Fourth Turning for over a decade and nothing has happened since its tumultuous onset in 2008, with the global financial collapse, created by the Federal Reserve and their Wall Street co-conspirator owners, that has not followed along the path described by Strauss and Howe in their 1997 book – The Fourth Turning.

Like molten lava bursting forth from a long dormant (80 years) volcano, the core elements of this Fourth Turning continue to flow along channels of distress, long ago built by bad decisions, corrupt politicians and the greed of bankers. The molten ingredients of this Crisis have been the central drivers since 2008 and this second major eruption is flowing along the same route. The core elements are debt, civic decay, and global disorder, just as Strauss & Howe anticipated over two decades ago.


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1 year ago

That was a long, intense, but interesting read. Thank you for posting. I’ve followed the Burning Platform for some time re: the 4th turning which is a theory I believe has a lot of evidentiary support.

One thing I also recall, a ray of hope if you will, is that following the fourth turning is that you reach a point where the solutions become as obvious as the problems were unsolvable. History goes around a curve as Strauss and Howe put it

1 year ago
Reply to  DRenegade

If we’re lucky at some point the common public will realize this and enact a change. This will likely only happen when they are experiencing enough pain that their complacency is no longer a viable option.