Nth degree: math: an indefinite power. To the nth degree: to an extreme.
Hence: Nth generation: a cohort of indefinite power; a generation of extremists.
1. The 9/11 Prophecy
A new front has opened in the race war for the first time since the end of World War II. Many of the young warriors on the battlements are aware of this historical perspective, and some of the older ones even remember the maxim to learn from the mistakes of the past. But to fulfill this injunction and finally attain the ever-elusive victory we need an even grander scope, an Überview of the cycles of time that not only unveils the depths of the past but shows us the future with a precision equivalent to what’s seen by the eye of God. This may seem like an impossible prospect ~ except to those who know that God sees the infinite spectrum of probable realities all at once, and can put his finger on the one that delivers the optimum result in any situation.
Though God can see it from the top down, us humans have to painstakingly work it out from the bottom up. A human Überview requires research, experimentation, analysis, and the rigorous methodology of science guided by the gnosis of inspiration. Steve Bannon has had his finger on a volume that presents an Überview compiled by just such methods, and it guided his words and actions well enough to get appointed by Donald Trump as his chief strategist. The book in question is The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe, and it may behoove us to delve into its teaching.
Strauss & Howe present a hypothesis of a cycle of generations, meticulously documented and charted from the beginning of the Modern Age (half a millennium ago). They discovered a recurring pattern of four phases lasting 20-some years each (more or less depending on key events), peopled by four generational archetypes. Beginning with the final phase of the previous cycle, they are: #4) 1929-1946: an era of CRISIS in which a HERO generation comes of age; #1) 1946-1964: a cultural HIGH in which an ARTIST generation comes of age; #2) 1964-1984: an age of AWAKENING in which a PROPHET generation comes of age; #3) 1984-2001: a social UNRAVELING in which a NOMAD generation comes of age; and around again to #4: 2001 through the present, in which we are enmeshed in the next epochal CRISIS. These phases are the four “turnings”.
The book was published in 1997, when the third turning was still in progress, the social unraveling. The latter chapters are devoted to the title topic, consisting of predictions, speculations, and advice about the current turning, which was then still in the future; chapter 10 is titled A Fourth Turning Prophecy. Many of the predictions have come true and those which foretold the 9/11 attacks in 2001 were truly prophetic. I filled in that date in the above chronology; the authors merely said: “sometime around the year 2005, perhaps a few years before or after, America will enter the Fourth Turning.”
Each crisis era begins with a catalyst, a startling event that produces a sudden shift in the collective consciousness. In the previous cycle the freewheeling hedonism of the roaring twenties was stopped in its tracks by the stock market crash of 1929, throwing the world into the Great Depression. At the turn of the millennium there was a similar mood of giddy optimism, in which even a disputed presidential election made only a minor dent. The Cold War was over, and many acknowledged that it had been won by the West, dumping the “evil” Soviet empire into the dust bin of history. The prospect of everlasting peace and prosperity was ballyhooed by swelling ranks of pollyannas. Then came the bombshell, or rather jetliners used as bombs on 9/11/2001, and in a matter of hours the USA and the global culture were cast into a nightmarish alternate reality which spun out a new series of wars that continues to this day.
So that’s already a solid hit for Strauss & Howe, positing the historical pattern that such Unraveling eras usually end with a bang. But there’s more: they begin their “Prophecy” chapter by laying out five imaginary scenarios for a possible catalyst, just to give the flavor of what might happen. Two of them are economic crises resulting in political fallout that seems far-fetched, another is the pandemic spread of a new virus, and a fourth involves international political conflict. Now here’s the fifth, which I quote verbatim:
A global terrorist group blows up an aircraft and announces it possesses portable nuclear weapons. The United States and its allies launch a preemptive strike. The terrorists threaten to retaliate against an American city. Congress declares war and authorizes unlimited house-to- house searches. Opponents charge that the president concocted the emergency for political purposes.
In the following paragraph the authors add: “It’s highly unlikely that any of these scenarios will actually happen. What is likely, however, is that the catalyst will unfold according to a basic Crisis dynamic that underlies all of them…. The core elements of the scenarios will matter more than the details, which the catalyst will juxtapose and connect in some unknowable way.” Indeed; for if we extract the bullet-points we need only fill in a bit of grammar for a truly prescient description of the 9/11 catalyst: A global terrorist group (uses) aircraft (to) blow up (skyscrapers) in an American city…. The United States and its allies launch a retaliatory strike (against a country that harbors) the terrorists.
Note that even in the science-fictiony mode of the scenarios, it was evidently still unthinkable to these two Americans that terrorists would successfully pull off a major strike against their homeland. Yet there it was ~ the catalyst exceeded their expectations!
As for Congress conducting house-to-house searches, the raw sense of this speculation was certainly fulfilled in the restrictions that were imposed on the populace after 9/11, causing anyone who was overly critical of the government to think twice about speaking out, and making non-patriots feel like strangers in a strange land. And the actual searches were performed on everyone boarding planes, entering government buildings, and even going to ballgames.
Finally, the inside scoop is that the emergency really was concocted for political purposes. The version of the 9/11 conspiracy theory™ that I favor starts off with an item mentioned by Strauss & Howe in their lead-up to the Fourth Turning section: “Pearl Harbor syndrome”. The gist of their prediction is that life would become so dull toward the end of the Third Turning that “people will start rooting for something big to happen, something bad enough to shock the society out of its civic ennui.” They also state that “in every prior Fourth Turning, the catalyst was foreseeable but the climax was not.” Does this apply to the 9/11 attack? Did anyone besides them foresee it?
The fact is that in non-publicized reports by think-tanks affiliated with the shadowy spy agenices like NSA, the idea of a new Pearl Harbor evolved into an actual plan of action. Those behind it were top-ranking Zionists whose agenda was to strike hard at the Arab nations that were enemies of Israel. The first priority was to topple Saddam Hussein, and George Bush Sr. was removed from office after his first term because he pulled out after the first invasion without finishing the job. In the late ’90s a team consisting of insiders like Paul Wolfowitz scoured the country for a likely candidate, and finally settled on the prodigal son, Bush Jr., affectionately known as ‘W’ (pronounced Dubya).
There’s no reason to doubt (as some conspiratologists do) that the planes were flown by the squad of Jihadis whose identities were documented in the aftermath, nor that Osama bin Laden was a leading figure in the plot. Manipulating such figures for ulterior ends is the trademark of the Israeli spy agency Mossad, and it’s easy to imagine that this is what happened. Then their cohorts in the Zionist circles of the U.S. government coordinated everything to assure the success of the mission, including stand-down orders to the Air Force squadrons that otherwise would have intercepted the errant jetliners long before they reached their targets. And by the end of the day they had primed Dubya for revenge on the designated proxies of the attackers, viz. the Taliban. And as we know, their overthrow set the stage for the reinvasion of Iraq a couple of years later, and the fall of Saddam. 9/11 mission accomplished!Larry and his family weren’t the only “lucky” ones ~ hundreds of Israelis and other Jewish employees at the WTC took the day off on 9/11.