America’s Cycles of Change

Cycles of Change

This piece originally ran in February 2016 – But its central theme is more relevant than ever: Not only did I predict Hillary’s eventual self-inflicted defeat. But I was able to explain why.

In 2008, Barack Obama, the first ever African-American President of the United States, swept his Democratic Party to power in its greatest landslide victory for 44 years since Lyndon Johnson buried Barry Goldwater in 1964.

By selecting Exxon Mobil President and CEO Rex Tillerson as his first secretary of state, US President-elect Donald Trump has made clear he wants peace with Russia: But he has also declared war on the internal culture of the State Department.

Trump’s selection of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state is highly significant for many reasons. Not the least of them is that Tillerson, in his career as one of the world’s most successful and powerful oil executives, has had an unrivalled experience of successful deal-making and cooperation with the Russian government and the country’s main energy companies.

Hillary Clinton has shown she lacks Nixon’s patriotism and his sense of honor.

As I predicted in my 2015 book Cycles of Change (Amazon-Kindle and available on this web site the great industrial states of the Northeast and Midwest, the Foundry region of America, have once again become the cockpit of US politics. Trump realized this. Clinton did not. He won. She lost.

Hillary Clinton was the living embodiment of what I explain in my book Cycles of Change as the Sixth Era of US History, the era of “Evening in America.” That era is gone now, burned out, historically dead.

Most, though not all opinion polls show Republican candidate Donald Trump behind Democratic nominee for US President Hillary Clinton. Right now, the way to bet remains a clear Clinton victory and Democratic takeover of the Senate. Even a trifecta – a Democrat re-conquest of the House of Representatives cannot be ruled out on November 8.

America as Rome, Part 3: At first, the Roman Emperor Nero was very much like US President Bill Clinton: They were both mass entertainers: They both loved to perform in front of audiences. They were both charismatic and at first wildly popular. They presided over peace and an economic boom.

America as Rome, Part 2:
General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States from 1953 to 1961, was the model of propriety in private as well as in public. The second Roman Emperor Tiberius by contrast carried out so many inventive orgies on the island of Capri off Naples that they boggle the mind.