Putin the Grey Champion
“Long, long may it be, ere he comes again! His hour is one of darkness, and adversity, and peril. But should domestic tyranny oppress us, or the invader’s step pollute our soil, still may the Gray Champion come” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Gray Champion
“Who is this gray patriarch? That stately form, combining the leader and the saint…could only belong to some old champion of the righteous cause, whom the oppressor’s drum had summoned from his grave.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne
So could Vladimir Putin be this Grey Champion?
There is a big misunderstanding of these types; they are not always popular or even good.
What they always are is single-minded, tenacious, ruthless, and intent on winning at any cost.
Their followers are inspired, while their enemies despise them.
There is no middle ground when it comes to Grey Champions.
They don’t usually fight the battles, but shape the strategy inspire the troops and mobilize the citizens.
As we are propelled through the fourteenth year of this Fourth Turning, Gray Champions have arrived on the scene and are propelling us towards a frightful climax, which will happen within the next several years.
Anyone who can’t see that the world is being pushed towards the brink of war and to the verge of economic collapse; is either willfully ignorant or too dumbed down and distracted by bread and circuses.
One of the authors of the Fourth Turning summed it up like this; “Gray champions are made, not born. The persona of a gray champion is to focus on one big thing, not 17 little things.”
More than this, there seems to be multiple Gray Champions with differing agendas at this time; they are often in conflict with the agendas of other Gray Champions and are leading the world into global conflict.
What they have in common is that they are all Boomer Generation Prophets with a single-minded ambition to lead their followers down the path they are sure will attain success; whatever that will look like at the end of the day.
What we know is that some will lose, or all will lose if one or more is reckless enough to initiate nuclear Armageddon.