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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lost My Mind? - I Wish

I know you think I've lost my mind based on my last post - I do too in the light of day - but then again, nobody really expected the last civil war - (women and children were invited to the first battle and brought picnic lunches to watch the North trounce the South) - That was two Fourth Turnings (4T) ago.

What about the last turning? The most recent period of US history to experience a 4T was the Great Depression, culminating in World War II. Did anybody see that coming? You be the judge! Here is a headline from a newspaper dated October 31st, 1929.

This article appeared on the front page of the APPLETON POST- CRESCENT - one week after the stock market crashed! You don't have to be a history buff to know how wrong they were... with the benefit of hindsight it seems like whoever wrote that article had taken too many happy pills.

But guess what they would have said back then if you had told them that the country was headed for 10 years of depression which would end in a world war?


PS: One Year Later: Income Tax Is 148 Million Dollars Less 10/29/1930


marybt said...

If only more voters had read George Orwell BEFORE the last election ...

Jennifer said...

Brave New World is much, much more like it.