Fasten your seatbelts for 2012

2011 was a year of worldwide turmoil and great change. I expect -- and to a certain degree fear -- that last year was the warm-up act to 2012 which, both internationally and domestically, seems likely to be one of the most consequential years in recent history.

Imagine a boulder which had been sitting atop a mountain for longer than anyone can remember suddenly being pushed off. That was 2011. Imagine the unpredictable turns, bounces, and destruction the boulder will cause as it hurtles down the mountainside toward its next, if not final, stopping point. That is 2012.

On the global scene, some of 2011's most significant events pose very different short- and long-term results. For example, the Arab Spring initially appeared to be a move toward freedom in an historically repressive part of the world but is now drifting toward other forms of tyranny. The Middle East remains likely to be the biggest source of turmoil in the coming year.

Please read the entirety of my article for the American Spectator here:
http://spectator.org/archives/2012/01/02/welcome-to-2012-fasten-your-se

  • Jasenka
    Comment from: Jasenka
    01/03/12 @ 10:26:14 am

    Have your spent any time tracing to the origin of were this new outlook that everyone with smarts has adopted and are evaluating the past with a better view.....bcz it was I that through yahoo comments opportunity.....the writers...have been listening...and talking....and have adopted all that i have grumbled about and have given new meaning to.....i appreciate your writing....it is very well articulated.....as i watch the changes...i will continue with my commenting/responding.....even though i probably will never be acknowledged by way of award/publicity/or invited to the "groups" as part of the team...i know that i was the one that affected/effected this spark in early 2011 and adopted in july..officially july 21, 2011.....

  • Jasenka
    Comment from: Jasenka
    01/03/12 @ 10:43:46 am

    and...remember....the same people that are touting what decisions were made in the past....are touting themselves....this is how "you all" handled situation(s)...and now "you all" see that a lot of it was wasted..in time...in set up...in a lot......i am watching everyone...and seeing what is being written/said....i say...DO NOT PULL THE WOOL OVER EYES as the saying goes....and who came up with that saying anyway.....it is best not to do so....fooling self and everyone along the way....what is the point of that....might as well stay in bed and dream it all...better to live in reality.....once out of bed....assessment reports are a good write...gives clarity....with clarity...we all know is beneficial

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