Examples will be cited and interrelated throughout this article, especially the events of the last two years in America, with important implications for the election next week.
Atmosphere is a term that can be used at least two ways. It can be a social term or a natural events term. Perhaps these two uses can be related. Rights, especially human rights, can have many interpretations, in this article especially racial rights and women’s rights. Social atmosphere evolves throughout the long term 54-year economic cycle, manifesting in a political events cycle as economic improvements lead to opportunities for changes in human rights. Turning points occur every 27 years in the 54-year cycle, in all three aspects of the cycle, the natural events cycle, the economic cycle, and the political social cycle.
Year of the Woman, 2018 and 1992
Punctuated by the rejection of the first woman presidency and the election of a man committed to white male supremacy and male sexual privilege, the largest demonstration in American history occurred when women rallied the next day to protest the presidential inauguration, January 21, 2017. That has led to this year of the Resistance with the possible election of over 100 women to the new congress which currently has 84 women in the House of Representatives. The last year of the woman was 1992 after a controversial Supreme Court nomination in 1991. The recent Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings of 2018 are an exact half cycle of 27 years after those 1991 Anita Hill sexually harassment charges against subsequently confirmed Justice Clarence Thomas, the Justice that never asks questions. Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed on a straight party line vote with one exception each way, 51-49, despite credible allegations of attempted rape when he was age 17, 36 years ago in 1982. Professor Catherine Blasey Ford has been traumatized for life by that event when she attended a party at age 15, as confirmed by lie detector test now and marriage counseling twelve years ago, and the double front door remodel years before that. Other women have confirmed the high school and college year mean drunk sexually abusive days of the still beer loving Justice. Typical frat boy story of male privilege. In the words of the Justice, “What goes on at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep.” Boys will be boys in the eyes of conservative rural women voters, but the normally conservative college educated wives in the suburbs have had enough (Me Too movement) and are voting for a new majority in congress with a 30% gender gap in voter preference overall.
Black Lives Matter
Colin Kaepernick, National Football League former Super Bowl starting quarterback who lost that game by only 3 points, 31-34, became a champion for Nike this year. He was villainized by the extreme right wing and their President for his kneeling at the national anthem before a game to protest senseless police killings of black people. Football refuses to rehire him (blackballing) since then at age 26. The history starts with the Los Angeles Watts riot of 1965, then the Los Angeles Rodney King riots perfect half cycle 27 years later in 1992, leading to the Baltimore riots of 2015, the Kaepernick kneeling in 2016, and today’s rehiring of him as spokesperson for Nike this year in 2018, 26 years after the Rodney King riots. Next week should elect a black man governor of Florida and maybe a black woman governor of Georgia. This would come a perfect 54 years after the Nobel Peace Prize award to Martin Luther King, jr. in 1964. The then record-breaking protest crowd of 230,000 in August 1963 featured King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, a cycle perfect 54 years later in 2017 the women’s march set a new protest record nationwide of 4 million.
Civil Rights Cycle
My jaw nearly dropped when the daughter of Brown in the landmark Brown vs Board of Education Supreme Court decision of 1954 recited prior landmark events that fit the 54-year cycle. Here is my report on 3-29-14: “The daughter of the man named Brown in the famous Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case (decided in 1954 when she was 4 years old) came to Madison, Wisconsin this week. She spoke in Anderson Auditorium at the same Edgewood where I earned my High School Diploma and much later my Doctorate in Educational Leadership. On her power point were two other epic events of the long civil rights struggle. The first desegregation case was in 1849 vs. City of Boston. Then came the famous “Separate but Equal” decision of Plessey vs. Ferguson in 1896. Putting these all together with the election of the first Black President in 2008, you have four Kondratiev Wave points in a row. The perfect 54-year cycle points would be 1846, 1900, 1954, and 2008. The first two are three years late and four years early. The last two are perfect fits, 1954 and 2008.”
The epic hurricanes of the last two years in America set various records and repeated various similar major hurricanes of cycle years past, mainly 54-year repeats or 27-year repeats, always using consistent regional comparisons. The regional impact is important, otherwise there would be too many hurricanes to compare based only on dates. The major hurricane population event was CAT 4 Harvey hitting Houston in 2017 just 56 years after CAT 5 Carla hit Texas in 1961. Harvey was much worse rain-wise with 30-inch-deep floods in the greater Houston area for days. Then CAT 5 Irma 2017 hit the Keys and flooded downtown Miami with 8 feet of water, 25 years after CAT 5 Andrew hit Miami hard and 52 years after the 1965 Miami hurricane. CAT 5 Maria devastates Puerto Rico and populated by brown people with no presidential vote, gets the least US relief aid, showing the President’s mainland Texas, Florida, and white bias. This is preceded by CAT 4 Hugo which clips Puerto Rico CAT 3 on the way to devastating North Carolina in 1989. 28 years (1 off 27-year half cycle) later Maria hits in 2017. 29 years (2 off 27-year half cycle) later CAT 4 Florence hits North Carolina with worse flooding than Hugo rain-wise.
This year 2018 CAT 4 Hurricane Lane hits Hawaii 26 years (1 off 27-year half cycle) after CAT 4 Iniki hits in 1992. 2018 CAT 5 Michael hits Florida panhandle very hard with tornado like winds: Alma CAT3 in 1966 weakens to CAT1, hits 52 years (2 short of 54) before, same place South of Tallahassee. The difference was warmer global warming waters accelerate Michael this year while approaching coast weakened Alma in 1966, as both crossed the Caribbean.
Phony Trump Claims on Economy
Jobs growth for 2017 was at the lowest growth in six years, 20% below Obama average last five years after he withdrew from Iraq in 2011 and cut military spending 2012-2015. Job growth so far for 2018 pro rata is 2.468 million slightly below the 2.5 million jobs per year for the last five Obama years. This suggests the tax cut has offset the military increase for no net effect. Unemployment rates went up in 2009 and 2010 by 3.8% over 2008 because of the Great Recession. After that Obama averaged an unemployment rate drop of 0.83% per year from 2011 to 2015. Then the Obama drop in 2016 was only 0.42% due to the military buildup begun that year and continued and increased by Trump. Trump has continued that low level of unemployment drop with 2017 drop 0.52% and 2018 drop pro rata of 0.56% so far. The stock market gain was a natural rebound from the uncertainty of the election result holding back stocks in 2016. With the uncertainty removed, the stock made up for lost growth right after the election. Now stocks, which earlier benefited from the 70% stock buyback use of the tax cut (which only benefited stockowners and not the real economy) are suffering from the tariffs in agriculture and car manufacturing and the very small federal reserve interest rate increase,
Two Charted Pages Cataloging 56 Key Cycle History Repeat Events:
Please cite this work as follows:
Reuschlein, Robert. (2018, October 30), “Rights and Climate Cycles”, Madison, WI: Real Economy Institute. Retrieved from: https://www.expertclick.com/NewsRelease/Rights-and-Climate-Cycles,2018163762.aspx
Dr. Peace, Professor Robert Reuschlein, Real Economy Institute
Nominated Vetted 2016, Given Odds 2017, Strongly Considered 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, Possible Favorite in 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Announced October 4th.
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