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Re: Welcome to the Generational Dynamics Forum!

Postby VinceP1974 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:50 am

I however, being born in ’66 and have never felt a connection to ANY generation am confused as to where I fit in best. I can’t relate to the boomers and feel that they are to blame for many of the problems we have today


I think I mentioned this elsewhere... I was born in 74. My memories go back to about 1980 and just impressions of anytime before that.

So I grew up in the age of Reagan. I grew up in Italian/Irish/Mexican neighborhood in Chicago. My America is Ronald Reagan's vision for America (which is why watching that America devolve to today's America has been such a demoralizing process for me). I remember my friends and I thought our parents' generation of Hippies (though none of us regarded our parents as being hippies) were utterly frivolous and indulgent. I don't recall mass media trying to label us as a generation until the 90s when they came up with Gen X.

One of the more humorous things I recall is our recognition that these Hippies in America and Europe were deliberately trying to scare us with the constant invocation of nuclear war with Soviet Union and trying to get us to think that America (Reagan) was going to provoke.. which just seemed totally absurd. So not only did we think they were frivolous and indulgent.. but stupid too.

My family moved to a suburb by the time I was ready to go to High School. so I lost contact with my childhood friends. I don't know the evolution of their thinking. I never connected to the suburbanites I met at High school. So I've never felt generationally connected to anyone.

I've always been fascinated by history... a lot of that interest was driven by End of the World stuff.. my mother is a big horror film fan.. the majority of my pre/near-1980 memories (the impressions) are the nightmares I had from having watched Halloween, American Werewolf in London (the first movie I ever remember having seen at a Drive-In), the Shining, Exorcist, the Omen. My mom had a copy of "Late Great Planet Earth" that I found in my bedroom's bookshelf.. around 1980, so I was like 6...

So I always had this notion that history , the present , and the future were going along according to a plan. What the plan was, I recognized , was open for debate.. but that no matter what, there were certain things that mankind would be fated to experience.

Speaking as a Christian... my religion's worldview says that Human Nature is flawed, that we are doomed on our own , we are fated to not survive in the long-run but to self-destruct. But that by faith and adherence to will of God, that fate could be averted. Now I dont expect anyone to agree with this. I am not saying that this is how the world actually IS. I think that's how the world is, but I realize I could be wrong.

I do know that our Founding Fathers did think along these lines and the post-Revolution founding of America was heavily influenced by this thinking. There are many writings by many of the founding fathers and pre-Civil War writers that America will end when it (it = the people of America.. not the Government) rejects the Bible.

So I formed my own historical model that links the demise of America with the history of the world moving directly from that to the End Time era (meaning the End Time happens after the demise of America as a geopolitical power)

It wasn't until this decade that I became aware of the Islamic world's view of these things, and they have their own perverted expectation and the world today is totally in line with those expectations. So the Islamic world is preparing for their expected End Time actions (to go on a global Jihad and win the world for Allah, the world community of Muslims led by their Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus as his right-hand man )

I read Clash of Civilization in the 90s... the world moving from Cold War to the "Bloody Borders of Islam" is clearly the proper description of the world.

John's Generational Dynamics has the world's various civilizations falling into a synchronization that has them all about to enter Crisis.

Despite all of these things which form my thinking , I do always try to reevaluate what I believe and why it is that I believe it. I remember being dismissive of Osama Bin Laden in 1998. It wasn't until he blew up our embassies in Africa that I realized that I was wrong in ignoring him. (it was then that I read Samuel Huffington and began by plunge into Islam).. (As an aside, my religious theory for End Time has led me to reject the typical American Protestant "Left Behind" scenario and instead has led to my current theory in an EndTime that describes an islamic Antichrist from an Islamic empire as being the enemy of Israel)

To me.. nothing reveals the TOTAL FAILURE of the leadership of America today more than our country's inability to recognize the severe crisis we're facing from the Islamic world. I realized around 2006 that if the American Government, 6 years from 9/11... 5 years of warfare in TWO Islamic countries... is still clueless about Islam.. it's NEVER GOING TO GET IT.

And the only rational explanation that I was able to come up with for this failure of the minds of the people in leadership (after all.. if I can learn all this crap about islam from my bedroom.. surely these people can).. is that it's a Spiritual problem ... or Mental Illness.. but since Mental illness cant really explain how stupid they are.. it's something intrinsic to our Human Nature.. which is why I say it's spiritual.

John says its Generational.. a consequence of Human Nature and the Nature of our minds. And I agree. I believe all of this works together... which to me , strengthens my conviction in all of it.

This post has taken me about an hour to write and it sort of took the twists and turns it did as I was writing it, I really don't remember what my actual original point and intention were...

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Re: Welcome to the Generational Dynamics Forum!

Postby John » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:24 pm

richard5za wrote:Your work is appreciated, John
I live in Johannesburg, am 63 years old, retired from corporate life, and now work for a charity in Early Childhood Development for the under privelidged. I do their administration, finances and general management. I tried taking a sabatical but was miserable within 4 months and needed to go back to work, but not the very demanding CEO job I had with a corporate. This charity job is an 8 to 5 job that I can do until I'm old, assuming that my health holds.

Each morning when I arrive at the office I spend the first half hour catching up on International news, especially the financial news, and I must say that John's work is a very useful part of my morning read.

Like a number of other people, John, I wanted to say just how much your hard work is appreciated. Thank you.

Richard


Over the past few years, you've helped me on several occasions. Thanks for your support.

John

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Re: Welcome to the Generational Dynamics Forum!

Postby vincecate » Tue May 11, 2010 7:51 pm

I am Vince Cate. I moved to Anguilla in the Caribbean in 1994 and renounced my US citizenship in 1998 (bought a Mozambique citizenship and used that till I got Anguillian citizenship). Anguilla is a taxhaven. I have a wife and 4 sons. I think seasteading will be in my future:
http://wiki.seasteading.org/index.php/Seastead

I have written up things that I found interesting related to the current financial mess:
http://pair.offshore.ai/38yearcycle/

I am starting a business buying scrap gold and making small gold and silver coins. If paper money falls apart this could be good.
http://gold.ai/

I think John is doing an amazing job. Look forward to his blog every morning. The one place I disagree with him is on what is going to happen to the US dollar. I think it will stop being the reserve currency and have hyperinflation. In 1914, 1933, and 1971 it took significant steps away from gold backing but caught itself with what backing there still was (including selling gold at near $800 to support the dollar last time). Now it has no significant gold or any other significant reserves to support the dollar. When it falls this time I think it will fall far.

--- Vince

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Re: Welcome to the Generational Dynamics Forum!

Postby thomasglee » Wed May 12, 2010 10:21 am

vincecate wrote:I am Vince Cate. I moved to Anguilla in the Caribbean in 1994 and renounced my US citizenship in 1998 (bought a Mozambique citizenship and used that till I got Anguillian citizenship). Anguilla is a taxhaven. I have a wife and 4 sons. I think seasteading will be in my future:
http://wiki.seasteading.org/index.php/Seastead

I have written up things that I found interesting related to the current financial mess:
http://pair.offshore.ai/38yearcycle/

I am starting a business buying scrap gold and making small gold and silver coins. If paper money falls apart this could be good.
http://gold.ai/

I think John is doing an amazing job. Look forward to his blog every morning. The one place I disagree with him is on what is going to happen to the US dollar. I think it will stop being the reserve currency and have hyperinflation. In 1914, 1933, and 1971 it took significant steps away from gold backing but caught itself with what backing there still was (including selling gold at near $800 to support the dollar last time). Now it has no significant gold or any other significant reserves to support the dollar. When it falls this time I think it will fall far.

--- Vince


Welcome. It looks like you've taken up an interesting life. God bless and good luck. I'm sure many envy your position. I know I do! lol :)
Money is merely our mental measure of wealth - it is NOT wealth.

- Martin Armstrong

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Re: Welcome to the Generational Dynamics Forum!

Postby Raynote » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:18 pm

Hi! I found this site a few weeks ago thanks to Pete Ferron and his "Shrugging out" podcast which I found thanks to Tom Baugh (being interviewed by Pete about his book "Starving the monkeys") which I found, I think, thanks to a link on the site "Homeland Stupidity". Isn't the Internet a great thing! :D

All the more so considering that I am from a country which is famous for being ignorant on so many things as well as being arrogant, our leaders and media thinking themselves more intelligent than the rest of the world, even though the country as a whole is in pretty bad shape and getting worse every day that passes.
As you may have guessed... :lol: I'm talking about France!

So this Generational Dynamics site is what I was looking for to start understanding this strange world a little better. Things are beginning to take shape and are getting clearer. I'm starting to find logic where I thought there was only chaos.

Especially in France where the influence of the boomers is overwhelming it has helped me understand the reason behind the foolish attitudes or decisions the politicians, trade-union leaders and media have shown for nearly two decades now.

Thank you, John, for this great site!

Raymonde, a 59 years old French woman

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Re: Welcome to the Generational Dynamics Forum!

Postby John » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:24 am

Bienvenue, ma chère Raymonde!

Actually, I think that a lot of the negative American attitudes
towards France came because of Chirac and de Villepin, who hated not
only Americans, but all Anglo-Saxons. Things have improved under
Sarkozy, especially after the speech he gave to Congress.

** Nicolas Sarkozy gives stirring speech to joint session of Congress
** http://www.generationaldynamics.com/cgi-bin/D.PL?xct=gd.e071108b#e071108b


And of course, marrying Carla Bruni didn't hurt at all.

** Sarkozy government becomes paralyzed after defeat in municipal elections
** http://www.generationaldynamics.com/cgi-bin/D.PL?xct=gd.e080324b#e080324b


Raynote wrote:> Hi! I found this site a few weeks ago thanks to Pete Ferron and
> his "Shrugging out" podcast which I found thanks to Tom Baugh
> (being interviewed by Pete about his book "Starving the monkeys")
> which I found, I think, thanks to a link on the site "Homeland
> Stupidity". Isn't the Internet a great thing! :D


Last week, I recorded a two hour interview with Pete Ferron, and he's
turned them into three podcasts. I'm going to be posting something
about them soon, but here are the three links, for anyone who's
interested:

Episode 23: Interview with John Xenakis, founder of Generational
Dynamics, Part 1

http://shruggingout.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... nakis.html

Episode 24, Interview with John Xenakis, founder of Generational
Dynamics, part 2

http://shruggingout.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... nakis.html

Episode 25, Interview with John Xenakis, founder of Generational
Dynamics, part 3 of 3

http://shruggingout.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... nakis.html

John

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Re: Welcome to the Generational Dynamics Forum!

Postby AL2012 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:38 am

I like how the S & H theory is outlined in other countries like Mexico. It really shows how the generational rythm is not confined to the US.

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Re: Welcome to the Generational Dynamics Forum!

Postby Felix34 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:49 pm

I never introduced myself here, I think I've posted a few things over the past year however. I was born in 88 and will be majoring in film. I suppose my interest in this website derived from my interest in history. As a kid I was always interested in that stuff, I turned 11 in 99 and my cousin bought me a book called "The Last 1000 Years" for my birthday.
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Re: Welcome to the Generational Dynamics Forum!

Postby John » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:21 pm

Silents are Artists, not Nomads.

Welcome to the forum!

John

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Re: Welcome to the Generational Dynamics Forum!

Postby David_Cl » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:08 am

Hello,
My name is David. I have been following this site for about 2 years. I first discovered it from a link in one of the Breitbart sites. I am very intrigued by the generational theory. My first real awakening to the validity of generational groups happened after the response to 9/11.
I was born in 71. I remember being raised under a constant threat of nuclear or world war during the 80s. I remember the silly drills we had in elementary school of going into the hallways and putting our heads between our knees for protection. This was supposedly going to protect us from tornadoes or nuclear strikes. A byproduct of that continued type of pessimistic exposure was that I felt I would not live past 1995. I did, and I went back to college in 1999. I had the experience of being in music school with people 9 to 11 years junior when 9/11 happened. At that point I could really see a generation gap in the response to crisis. Before, I had always seen the generational labellings as an artificial construct to try to pigeonhole people into stereotypes. This was a mere 10 years difference in life experience. Although I knew it was a horrible tragedy, I also remembered all the dire situations that were taught to me. They thought the world was ending. They were worried that some planes were flying right then, to try to crash at our little insignificant ( on a strategic level) university. I was waiting for the real disaster to occur. Still waiting. After that I changed majors and graduated in engineering.
I have been trying to prepare for the coming financial, food, and government crisis armed with information. Unfortunately, having very limited financial means, the only preparation I have with the financial crisis is to pay off my debts asap and make educated decision when the time comes. I try to grow part of my own food. I think that if the crisis is truly to the point of societal disruption, staying alive and protecting my family will be the number one priority each day. Large groups of unprepared people will not willingly go hungry or penniless when others seem to have 'more than enough' or 'more than their fair share'; class warfare at its finest. In such times as those, gold will be worth less than food staples, and the most valuable commodity will be ammunition for the weapons needed to protect. I would suggest stocking up on ammo, (preferably the ones police need(9mm, .22, .38, 12 gauge) that way you can help them protect and serve ) but I legally can't suggest it, since the government made it a crime to store more than 1000 rounds without a dealers license.


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