Thriving in the Crosscurrent:

Clarity and Hope in a Time of Cultural Sea Change


Eddy Type #1:

Cultural Confusion
What’s happening in my world? I don’t understand it anymore!

Eddy Type #2:

Identity Crisis
Who am I? What does it mean to be me in this crazily spinning world?

Eddy Type #3

Threats to Wealth and Power
It’s all ours. We won’t give up our riches or our control!

Four Deadly Spins:

The Worst of the Worst

Eddy Type #3

Threats to Wealth and Power

“It’s all ours. We won’t give up our riches or our control!”


  • The rise of the buccaneers: Greed is good! (the modern “culture of greed” emerges from the turbulence of cultural value shift: “Now’s the time to take mine!”)
  • Resistance to social and economic justice (because it interferes with profit)
  • Denial of environmental/ecological crisis (because it might threaten wealth accumulation)

  • The rise of the dominators (the response of the politically powerful to a multitude of threats embodied in the new wave: rising democracy, multilateralism, the diminishing legitimacy of war, global demands for human rights, the empowerment of women, etc.)
  • Regional tyranny (the “tin-pot dictator”: rarer but perhaps more dangerous than ever in our globalizing world)
  • Neo-imperialism (the latest incarnation of nationalism in pursuit of world domination

  • Manipulation of ethnic antipathy, violence, and terrorism (the world’s buccaneers and dominators churning the waters for their own ends)

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the Crosscurrent

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