Cycles and Circles in World Events 3rd Update

I had posted several comments on Cycles and Circles in many Blogs since January, 2008 but my first own Post on Cycles and Circles appeared on Monday, April 06, 2009 at 1:06 PM.

The first Update appeared on Friday, March 26, 2010 7:35 PM.

In this 3rd Update I want to describe a few Cycles/Circles in greater detail by attaching time frames to them.

It’s a vast task and I only have time for the basics but anyone is free to offer amendments, changes or viewpoints to incorporate in a final summary.

Let us also just take the last two hundred years as a start; at this point feel free to suggest your views on earlier ones; it shall be appreciated and incorporated wherever possible with recognition and credit to the participant.

I came to the conclusion that we have had four main Cycles but noticed that though every previous one overlaps into the  one following on it; but that none start spot on the first year of a new century or sharp on the half century year.

America defeated Britain for independence in the closing years of the eighteen century.

My first Cycle for this Post covers 1810 to 1860.  Early in the period England settled the Cape Colony at the southern tip of Africa firmly in their hands and began the drive of Colonialism towards the North of Africa while some other Colonial Powers had started from the North downwards.

America and England outlawed slavery during that Cycle.  America entered the next Cycle with the War Between the States in 1860.  England continued to conquer Africa from the South.  In 1899 to 1902 the entire current South Africa was brought under British control but given self-government in 1910.  It should perhaps be noted that up to that stage no consideration of any nature was given to open suffrage for women or other “minorities” and the First World War was looming around the corner.

1910 to 1960 brought two World Wars, industrial development at a scale previously unheard of, the suffrage for women, a depression, Hollywood and television and international travel by the first jet Planes, and the UN at the end of the big Word War.

 1960 Presented the World with Kennedy from which America has never recovered sufficiently; and enormous growth took place in international trade; Desktop computers came into your private Office.  Harold Macmillan announced Freedom for Africa early in 1960 and just abandoned all logic about it.  By the end of the fifty years everybody was free and most living below the breadline.  Fraud and corruption appeared in the financial industry early in the 90‘ties with the ease of computers and the Internet, and it turned out to develop into the big Cycle when the Colonial Powers opened their doors and immigration gates to all and sundry from the old colonies; the suffrage was handed to them, of course; it was purely the natural result.

 Late in that cycle it became obvious for the first time that these new arrivals had obviously and quite naturally arrived on their new homeland shores with their own Faiths, Religion and Cultures relating to style, food, clothing and  social lifestyles of their own.

 Then America went mad two years before the Cycle ended and elected a man called Obama as President.  Liberanarchism, previously not much more than a theory achieved a new relevance and now had a man willing to ensure that the entire World should adopt it, and adapt to it willingly or unwillingly.

 What will the fifty years Cycle from 2010 to 2060 leave in its wake?

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5 Responses to “Cycles and Circles in World Events 3rd Update”

  1. neenergyobserver Says:

    Ike, I like what what you are doing here. Let me add a few comments.

    Many of our real historians consider the war of 1812 as the second war of Independence. We went into it as a gaggle of ex-colonies and came out as a nation.

    Strangely enough the 3/5 compromise which our liberals or progressives or whatever complain so much about was designed to make it easier to abolish slavery. I get the feeling that most of the Founders expected it would die out by about 1820 or so. When Whitney invented the cotton gin (which made cotton commercially profitable) it also gave slavery in America a second lease on life, with the disastrous consequences we both know.

    You are, I think, right to concentrate on the US and UK in this study. The heritage of the English speaking people is enough different to warrant separate treatment. I wrote about this a while back, when you have a chance, check out my article:

    I would suggest that the WWI constituted a turning point for Europe and especially the UK. The losses were so catastrophic amongst the young men of these societies that they have never recovered. In addition, the ruinous costs caused the UK to have to cede naval parity to the US which the UK had held since the Armada. The UK has never recovered. I am working on expanding this somewhat but it not ready for prime time.

    I see signs that make me think the time of the Anglosphere is not yet over. I get the feeling (on very limited insights) that England will reverse course somewhat. I also believe that it is still “Morning in America” if we the people can get control of our country back. There are many of us that are incredibly furious at our government under Obama, as you, of course, know. The next eighteen months will pretty much tell the tale: hence the tipping point.

    Well that’s probably more than enough for you to deal with for now. Thanks again for the link and your time.

    On a personal note, my typing deficiencies come mostly from my brain working faster than my fingers and being a self taught typist mixed in with a bit of rheumatism and frostbitten fingers, which are somewhat of a legacy of wearing rubber gloves for hotline work over the years.

  2. Ike Jakson Says:

    Hi Nebraska

    Your comment is a few mouthfuls and I need some time. Thanks for the link too; they all come in handy.

    There is one point I want to mention before I go off and it involves something that has concerned me but that I only lately find some Americans starting to take notice of. Yes, I do agree that much will depend on what Obama does, or how well he does in the next election but it worries me if the thinking stops there.

    America will reach a positive turning point when the voters take action on Obama. That is the main problem, or one of them, that first needs attention.

    I shall come back to the rest later because there is so much.

  3. Ike Jakson Says:

    Hi Nebraska

    Re your link above.

    I have already complimented you in your Post and will only add that it always amazes me as well as dismaying that Americans don’t swamp this kind of writing with comments. I have now read the MSWord conversion two or three times. What a joy?

    Your purpose and mine differ in what we are trying to achieve so there will be the natural differences in viewpoint and emphasis in some places.

    Two aspects influence my work and before I proceed with them it will be best to state it right here and now that my research has been narrowed down to the Colonial Era. To cover more would be impossible for any man.

    In that two features are always omitted by students and professors; the effects of the missionary [the Church] and location, or the effect of local influences [including the land terrain, water and sun] wherever the Anglo colonist set foot to stay.

    Example? I am a Dutchman from the side[s] of all my ancestors but the current Dutchman [Afrikaners as we are now called] ended up an entirely different fellow to the Dutchie that settled Holland, Michigan. I spent a few days in that town once and found that we had nothing left in common except our last names.

    I can tell you part of the reason for that but the entire story has never been written.

  4. neenergyobserver Says:

    Ike, part of the reason for the lack of comments is that my blog is only a little over a month old. Visitors (and commenters) will increase over time, I hope!

    You are correct, I’m not working in history per se. My point is to bring attention to things in our history that has made us exceptional, such as individual freedom, and mostly unfettered capitalism. I obviously try to tie it to the issues of the day in an interesting fashion.

    In our colonial history the influence of the clergy (missionaries, not so much) can hardly be overestimated, although it is rarely taught. An easy example, of course, is “The City on a Hill” sermon.

    Local influence is key always. I think that is why the US, Canada, Australia and NZ so often end up together. Our colonial experiences are not dissimilar.

    I’ll recommend that if you have a copy of Bevin Alexander’s “How America Got it Right” you read the first section of Chapter one for a short view of how the land formed the American character. If you don’t, I would be pleased to e_mail you the relevant part in MSword, it’s far too long for a post, let alone a comment.

    It seems that the Dutch of the Continental power may be the closest to the English, there’s a fair amount of common history including battle and maritime commerce. Which of course as an Afrikaner you know far more about than I do.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Thanks Nebraska

      It is interesting to hear all viewpoints and I hope that more locate your Post and leave comments.

      I have not read “How America got it Right” and would like to read the email excerpt that you suggest. You can email me at the address that you have and include the text that you select as an attachment. That will make it real easy for me to read and archive.

      Go well.

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