No Turning Back: The Fourth Turning is Here, It’s Now, and It’s Irreversible

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the fourth turning is here

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”

-W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming, 1919

The chaos that is unfolding in the US that we described in our previous article is not subsiding. The conditions that we have described are ubiquitous throughout the entirity of not only the United States, but indeed throughout nearly every country in the Western world.

Every piece seems to be in place for a global civilizational conflict over the future of the West itself. Over the past 40 years, we have seen a drive by the universities, the polititcians, the mainstream media, and other institutions to divide us as much as possible along the lines of race, gender and class. We have reached the point of a hyperfragmented populace-indeed a form of social schizophrenia-, where instead of a shared sense of national identity and direction, we are encouraged to be as atomized as possible.

Lets imagine for a moment that an event on par with the September 11th attacks were to happen today. Would we see the same sense of unity and collective grieving after an unparalleled tragedy like we witnessed in the aftermath of 9/11? Of course not. Today’s response would likely be drawn along political lines, with half of the populace reeling at the horror of such an event, while the other half would claim that we somehow deserved it for our evil history of warmongering, imperialism, racism, sexism, capitalism, and our refusal to bake wedding cakes for gays.

This was illustrated pretty well this week after the death of Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea after being accused of tearing down a North korean propaganda poster. Many harkened back to liberal media outlets like Salon, HuffPo, and Comedy Central relentlessly mocking Warmbier after his detention as a clueless fratboy who was unaware that his white male privilege didn’t carry over into North Korea. It’s very telling that even when one of our own citizens is detained by a despotic foreign government and then beaten into a coma, we still cannot come to a consensus about whether it’s good or bad.

In what maybe indicative of some emergent fault lines of this coming conflict, California is restricting publicly funded state travel to Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota because of what they view as legislation that is discriminatory towards gay and transgendered people.  They join Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee as states already subjected to the ban.

We also saw what appears to be a racially motivated attack in which a young white man is dragged from his car and brutally beaten by a group of black teens after his car apparently broke down in the wrong neighborhood:

Johnny Eric Williams

Unfortunately, the young white man featured in the video shouldn’t expect a sympathetic bystander to intervene on his behalf, at least according to Trinity College Professor Johnny Eric Williams, who shared an anonymous medium.com article called “Let Them F***ing Die”, which argues that black first responders should not save the lives of white racists in emergency situations. In subsequent posts, Williams referred to whites as “inhuman a**holes” and declared that it is time to “end this now”.

“If you see them drowning. If you see them in a burning building. If they are bleeding out in an emergency room. If the ground is crumbling beneath them. If they are in a park and they turn their weapons on each other: do nothing,” the article instructs it’s readers. Williams says that he was forced to flee the state after recieving death threats following his social media posts.

Meanwhile, following the attack on Rep. Steve Scalise a couple of weeks ago, the left has continued to ramp up it’s violent rhetoric, with Nebraska Democratic official Phil Montag caught on tape saying “I’m glad he got shot. I wish he was f***ing dead.” This is consistent with an overall trend of threats and violence by leftists directed towards GOP officials in recent months.

Unfortunately this trend of violence perpetrated by the Left is not restricted to politicians. Just this week we saw 27-year-old Oath Keeper and Donald Trump supporter Antonio “Tony” Forman stabbed nine times in what Santa Monica Police describe as a “racially motivated attack” after the perpetrators noticed a Gadsen Flag and other patriotic bumper stickers on Foreman’s car.

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Antonio “Tony” Foreman

The Right is not taking this lying down, however. Up until this point, we have seen something akin to a ping-pong game between the Left and Right, with each serve of the ball becoming more forceful from each side. At a certain point, I think that we will see the Right smash the ball off of the table. This scenario seems to be approaching quickly, as those on the right become weary of ‘taking the high road’ while the left are literally beating, stabbing, and shooting them. Here’s a very interesting list of attacks against conservatives in just the last year, and what’s crazy is that within less than a week since it was published, it’s already incomplete.

Following reports of what could be large scale demonstrations in major cities across the US on July 2nd, many on the Right are gearing up for battle:

Meanwhile, the Left are preparing for an escalation of violent tactics themselves as antifa reaches out to rural whites to begin firearms training in preparation for violent conflict with the Right.

At this juncture, it is difficult for myself, or anyone that I know to imagine a scenario where things de-escalate and return to normal in the United States. We have crossed the proverbial Rubicon, and there is no turning back.

I would tell you to grab the popcorn because things are about to get really interesting in the US and around the world, but civil conflict over the future of the West is not a spectator sport.

The Fire Rises.