The basic premise is that there are repeating cycles of sets of four generational archetypes. Each one acts, so to speak, in a similar fashion to the way their predecessor generational archetypes did 4 cycles prior. The archetypes are:
The archetypes are:
Cyclically speaking, we are in the Crisis period which one could attribute to the “war on terror” or the growing political divide within our country, etc. Past crises include the period leading up to the Civil War causing the division of the states, the Great Depression and WWII, American Revolution, Glorious Revolution and King Philip’s War, and the War of the Roses. The generational pattern, when not taken tightly and strictly, seems to pattern out pretty well.
So to the point (or phrase) that the Czar quipped – I’m not dismissive of the Millennials. I think they’re generally following their pattern. I think they are faced with a difficult world that the previous generations, including mine, have formed. So, without a glitch in the matrix, the patterns will likely continue to repeat, we’ll get through the Crisis, and we’ll see what the “High” period will bring. Of course, I’m not sure I like where our generation ends up given the following chart.
|Reputation as child||good||placid||spirited||bad|
|Coming of Age Focus||empowering||unfulfilling||sanctifying||alienating|
|Midlife transition||energetic to hubristic||conformist to experimental||detached to judgmental||frenetic to exhausted|
|Reputation as Elder||powerful||sensitive||wise||tough|
|Treatment as Elder||rewarded||liked||respected||abandoned|
* No, ‘Puter not high like that
** These years are from the authors, there is room for some variance
*** These years closed in on other generations due to the Civil War losses
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.