Articles from Peter Churins

The Structure of Political Revolutions

Peter Churins | Freelance Author

In a 1963 book entitled, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, written by Thomas Kuhn, a professor of science history at the University of California, the author theorized that major changes in scientific fields do not evolve gradually, but rather they occur rapidly as beliefs in existing systems breakdown. When old methods won’t solve new problems, new solutions are found and change the underlying tenets by which those systems operate. This is known as a “paradigm shift.”


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When old methods won’t solve new problems, new solutions are found and change the underlying tenets by which those systems operate. This is known as a ‘paradigm shift.’

Paradigm shifts are not limited to science or academia, but rather, occur across all types of systems, organizations, and structures – even a nation’s psyche. They are similar to a collective light bulb going off in a group of people’s heads when a better way of doing things comes about. Once adopted, a new paradigm replaces the old and a shift occurs.

Competing paradigms exist in other areas of human endeavor, not just science. For example, communism and capitalism have opposed each other since the turn of the 20th Century. However, communism never gained full traction except within the industries related to Hollywood, which it captured in the 1930s and still controls today. This is why actors, actresses, screen writers, and anything Hollywood are so far left. If one wants to work, he or she must be rabidly liberal. See Tinseltown Travelogue, Part 2 for a full expose.

A new political paradigm began in the tumultuous 1960s spurred on by dissatisfaction with the Vietnam War, African Americans seeking freedom from oppression at home, and the advent of a baby-boom generation coming into maturity. This was a generation that had no inkling of the horrors of World War II or the deprivation of The Great Depression.

This new paradigm was based upon the concepts of social justice, communal sharing, and egalitarianism. It took hold and grew to significant proportions. Socialism was a major tenet and presented a softer face than communism. Redistribution of wealth was easier to sell to impoverished citizens.

Poverty and social programs became the mantra of politicians, but the programs they established often did not work or worked in the opposite direction. Programs grew in size and number and stretched well beyond their original intent. Often these programs benefited administrators and elites rather than the people they were meant to serve. (See Businesses linked to McCaskill’s husband gets $131 million.)

Ironically as America has accumulated huge wealth, it has squandered it due to the increased size of government and irresponsible spending. Our national debt has grown out of control and threatens the viability of America. There is no end to the spending or borrowing.

Today, politicians offer Medicare-for-All while the present system is due to go bankrupt in about ten years. The U.S. Government has spent huge amounts of money on the Federal Department of Education since its establishment in the 1960s, yet the educational achievements of our children have steadily deteriorated from 1st to 17th in the world. Open borders and unlimited illegal immigration are touted as good for America, regardless of the costs.

The power of an un-elected Deep State has grown and hides within a bloated federal government as it challenges our elected institutions. It appears that Hillary Clinton illegally sold uranium assets to the Russians for which she has never been held accountable. She is presently at the center of a silent coup to overturn a duly-elected president. Fake News abounds and the mainstream media promotes its favored political parties and causes.  The list goes on.

However, with the election of President Donald J. Trump a massive paradigm shift may be occurring that will supplant the established order favoring big government and wanton spending.  Had Hillary Clinton been elected president, a totalitarian state based upon radical-socialist principles would have been realized. But she didn’t win, her dream of the presidency was crushed, and the progression toward a communist America was halted.

This is why the Democrat Party is reacting with such vengeance and pulling out all the stops with false accusations and acts of physical aggression towards duly-elected members of Congress or anyone disagreeing with them. It is all in reaction to their loss of power and control and they want it back.

Peter Churins

About Peter Churins

Peter Churins is a freelance writer and editor of The Charles City Conservative Newsletter. The newsletter is an email-delivered publication focusing on root causes underlying current political issues. Its purpose is to provide insight and analysis in an honest and accurate manner with the notion that, “if you teach a man to fish….” he (or she) can better circumnavigate the bias and fake news inherent in much of today's news cycle.