As someone who teaches regularly the Cycles of History, I am familiar with Alvin Toffler’s The Third Wave. I do not believe Mr. Toffler has the right idea on our government policy, but he is correct in his teaching of the Information Age. In political thinking, we part ways. However, we need to look at the different ideologies and recognize that claiming to be a Republican, or a Conservative will not be enough. These first videos are lengthy, but I ask that you take the time to watch them all. We must become an informed society, not one that listens to just sound bites and makes decisions.
This is from the John Birch Society. They’ve had it right for a long time, but they began in 1958, after a global institutional founding (Spring) had occurred in our country. This time in the cycles makes it difficult to change society. But now that we are in a Fourth Turning, change comes quickly. People will gravitate to societies such as these, and unite under common goals.
Learn who one of the “leaders” of the conservative movement is, and why he is not really a conservative at all.
These recordings are not as good as the original, but I could post them here. If you would like to watch the entire clip uninterrupted, and with the sound matching the video, please visit http://vimeo.com/6445068
Do not be fooled by people who hold up the Founding Fathers in speeches and vote against our founding principles. Do not let the words pull you into their political dichotomy. Watch them. Watch how they vote. Newt Gingrich is a party guy. He threw his support to a Republican in the New York race, who then threw her support to the Democrat over the independent, when she dropped out of the race.
Newt Gingrich supports Bob Bennett in the Senate race for Utah. Look at his voting record. Bennett voted against the health care bill, but has one of his own he’d like to put forward. It’s not his right as a Senator to promote health care programs on a federal level. This is a state right.
It will be important to truly “get to know” candidates on every level. Choose good people right from the beginning. Do you have any say over the people who run for Senate on the Republican ticket? Maybe. That depends on your role. We are a Republic. We choose individuals to represent us. It starts right in your neighborhood. On March 23, 2010, for Utahns, your duty as a citizen begins. Attend your local caucus and vote in the representatives from your area that are the most informed, the most willing to serve, and the most willing to elect candidates that will adhere to the Constitution of the United States, and the principles found in The 5,000 Year Leap. If you would like help connecting with other like-minded individuals, go to www.utahrising.com and find a group near you. If you are in a very rural area, we can help you set up your own STAR Forum group as well. Just contact us and we’ll get you started.
Now watch the next video. It’s very short. Only 5 minutes, and you will understand what we are looking for in statesmen. Ron Paul has consistently voted according to the Constitution, not party lines. This video describes likely events that have been predicted by The Fourth Turning, and many economists. Special thanks to Andy Whitehead, a member of our group, for sending this in. Educate yourself, help educate others, prepare for the worst, and hope for the best. We are a great nation that will overcome it’s challenges when we continually stick to our principles.