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by Brendan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: 30-Sep-17 World View -- Steve Bannon and Henry Kissinger form project to sound alarm on China
Replies: 14
Views: 3219

Re: 30-Sep-17 World View -- Steve Bannon and Henry Kissinger form project to sound alarm on China

Why is he a troll? Because he disagrees with you? :roll: Do you think NK can be reasoned with? Are we supposed to just ignore a country with nuclear weapons that constantly threatens to destroy us? Who is the troll? I'd rather listen to someone concerned about national security than an ignorant hip...
by Brendan
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: 30-Sep-17 World View -- Steve Bannon and Henry Kissinger form project to sound alarm on China
Replies: 14
Views: 3219

Re: 30-Sep-17 World View -- Steve Bannon and Henry Kissinger form project to sound alarm on China

If you view war (or any fight) to be inevitable then the only rational option it to prepare yourself (physically, mentally, socially, etc.) the best in order to win. This. We have to fight. War is the only way. To save ourselves we must utterly destroy our enemies. You know guys I think this troll ...
by Brendan
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: 4-Oct-17 World View -- Jihadist attacks in Mali surge with rise of al-Qaeda linked JNIM
Replies: 19
Views: 3788

Re: 4-Oct-17 World View -- Jihadist attacks in Mali surge with rise of al-Qaeda linked JNIM

I am curious to get your view on this John as you seem to be pretty knowledgeable on this where I'm not. Do you not draw a distinction between subcultures of Islam and other religions in regards to violence? Obviously the "all muslims are evil" is complete crap. However, from my understand...
by Brendan
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Generational Theory
Topic: Fourth Turning peace
Replies: 9
Views: 2324

Re: Fourth Turning peace

I think the better able a civilization is able to inject the correct type of pain on a regular basis the more stable the civilization will be. It is a careful balance though to keep just enough fear/pain to keep the system stable but not so much as to crush any progress. This is probably one (of mul...
by Brendan
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Generational Theory
Topic: Fourth Turning peace
Replies: 9
Views: 2324

Re: Fourth Turning peace

Note that the boomers motto: Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll (in some sense rebellion) are all about pleasure and individuality what is conspicuously missing from this is fear because of the safe world order that was given to them. For some reason I highly doubt the Millennial motto will be in vein. I...
by Brendan
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Generational Theory
Topic: Fourth Turning peace
Replies: 9
Views: 2324

Re: Fourth Turning peace

Another addition I forgot to include: On being feared over being loved: It is important to note that what he is saying is that fear creates order. This is a constant of human behavior. And so civilizations are able to grow as the means of perpetuating fear expands. This is primarily achieved through...
by Brendan
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Generational Theory
Topic: Fourth Turning peace
Replies: 9
Views: 2324

Re: Fourth Turning peace

I have been thinking a lot about human behavior recently. I think one new insight I have gained (not ground breaking here but I think I have just been able to see it in a more general context) is that there are two basic mechanisms that motivate human or any systems behavior pain and pleasure. The d...
by Brendan
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: 30-Sep-17 World View -- Steve Bannon and Henry Kissinger form project to sound alarm on China
Replies: 14
Views: 3219

Re: 30-Sep-17 World View -- Steve Bannon and Henry Kissinger form project to sound alarm on China

Bannon and Kissinger share the view that China and America are headed for a world war, and both are them are (in my view) desperately looking for a way to avoid it, by means of an economic alliance. From the point of view of Generational Dynamics, avoiding this world war is impossible. In every cen...
by Brendan
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: 30-Sep-17 World View -- Steve Bannon and Henry Kissinger form project to sound alarm on China
Replies: 14
Views: 3219

Re: 30-Sep-17 World View -- Steve Bannon and Henry Kissinger form project to sound alarm on China

Most of the kids I go to school with spend their time in total oblivion on social media or partying. I spend most of my spare time reading Clausewitz, Thucydides, Rommel and Boyd. All in the knowledge that some day it will be my responsibility to be ready for the fight. When my grandfather was abou...
by Brendan
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: 4-Oct-17 World View -- Jihadist attacks in Mali surge with rise of al-Qaeda linked JNIM
Replies: 19
Views: 3788

Re: 4-Oct-17 World View -- Jihadist attacks in Mali surge with rise of al-Qaeda linked JNIM

John wrote:
Guest wrote:> What is your WW 3 escape plan?


I'm in Cambridge MA, in an apartment on the edge of the MIT campus. I
expect (and hope) that one of the first Chinese missiles will kill me
quickly. Death is a part of life.


Thats what the Chinese want you to think ;)

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