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by Bob Butler
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: Generational Dynamics World View News
Replies: 10352
Views: 2155912

Re: Generational Dynamics World View News

The desire to avoid a nuclear exchange, sit on aggressors and prevent war in Europe while not putting boots on the ground makes for a stronger reaction. Ah, Bob? Do you mean weaker reaction? How does fear of war make the reaction stronger? Hitler was taking on Britain and Russia together by the tim...
by Bob Butler
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: Generational Dynamics World View News
Replies: 10352
Views: 2155912

Ages

Right now we are in the equivalent of somewhere between "Germany annexes Sudetenland" and "Germany takes of the rest of Czechoslovakia". But, as we are seeing, these things don't necessarily happen in quick order. And the present is always somewhat different than the past (though not by much). The ...
by Bob Butler
Tue Jun 07, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: Generational Dynamics World View News
Replies: 10352
Views: 2155912

Re: Generational Dynamics World View News

Yes, to clarify, I am talking about Korea (south Korea). Historically, Korea tends to side with China more than Japan. Historically, Korea is always caught in the middle and has to choose the side they believe will win. Japan has no chance against China, so I do believe it is highly likely that, if...
by Bob Butler
Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: Generational Dynamics World View News
Replies: 10352
Views: 2155912

Re: Generational Dynamics World View News

I have mixed feelings, but I suspect if Korea had to choose between fighting with Japan or with China, they would pick China. I concur. While the old Industrial Age rivalries were real enough, lately it has been autocracies against democracies. On the other hand, the autocracies have been the aggre...
by Bob Butler
Thu May 05, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: Generational Dynamics World View News
Replies: 10352
Views: 2155912

Spiritual Cycles?

John, as I've been contemplating my posts the last couple of days, something came to me - is it possible that there is a spiritual component to Generational Theory? For instance, many have posited that the Catholic Church has gone through several great ages (about every 500 years), culminating in a...
by Bob Butler
Wed May 04, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: Generational Dynamics World View News
Replies: 10352
Views: 2155912

Re: Generational Dynamics World View News

How many times did we 'almost' had a nuclear exchange in a less volatile era? Why are we closer to nuclear war now than ever before? Picking the same fights in a more volatile era perhaps begets results of a different nature. God help us One classic answer ties in with nobody wanting to repeat cris...
by Bob Butler
Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: Generational Dynamics World View News
Replies: 10352
Views: 2155912

Re: Prejudice and hate?

I would say the action is primarily in Ukraine, there are more Ukrainian civilians there, and there are a good number or war crimes that are such because they target civilians. Calling both sides equally criminal simply is not factual. I never said both sides are equally criminal, I only said both ...
by Bob Butler
Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Weblog News Comments and Discussion
Topic: Generational Dynamics World View News
Replies: 10352
Views: 2155912

Prejudice and hate?

How's this for the most unpopular argument ever. Both sides have white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and radical Islamists in their ranks. And thus both sides will be committing horrific war crimes against each other. And the rest of the world will ignore these facts because they will be focused on taki...
by Bob Butler
Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Fourth Turning Forum
Topic: Polyticks: Bob Butler's Perspective
Replies: 614
Views: 95044

Not whether war is obsolete, but belief it is obsolete...

The question is not whether war is obsolete. It certainly isn’t profitable. Napoleon died in exile. Hitler of suicide. Japan’s war culture failed the country. Every S&H crisis ends up teaching everyone no more crisis wars, as long as the previous one is in living memory. I don’t see how Putin’s atte...
by Bob Butler
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Fourth Turning Forum
Topic: Polyticks: Bob Butler's Perspective
Replies: 614
Views: 95044

Mabe not blue...

Perhaps blue is the wrong word. At the same time, the feeling of the piece requires that you look at it a little skeptically. I see public television and Fox News as having their own worldviews, their own slants on things. While you listen to what either says, at the same time you have to remember w...