R.I.P. John Sidney McCain III

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The recent death of Vietnam War hero and Republican Senator, John McCain is again measured against life and career-defining events in just one year of his life :- the age of 36, which is often a critical year in "Life Cycles Theory". Read my books to learn why.

Submitted: October 26, 2018

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Submitted: October 26, 2018



R.I.P. Senator John Sidney McCain III

He was a decorated war hero who spent 5 ½ years as a POW in various camps around Hanoi. This is a matter of public record writ large, but I’m now about to give you another matter ‘writ large’ and that is the unbelievable correlation between this and his age 36 “Year of Revolution”. How this era, which came to define his life and future career, all happened ‘right on schedule’ from my perspective.

He was born August 29th, 1936 and so the exact period we are looking at is end August, 1972 to end August, 1973. So what happened then? Well everything really. In March, 1973 he was finally released as a POW less than two months before the cease fire went into effect. He did not know when his release would come, so this qualifies as another example of a “One Day Phenomenon”.

Now the next question becomes, was there a “Moment of Frustration/Setback” beforehand? The answer is a resounding yes. In his own words, “Of his five and a half years in captivity, one event that has remained forever etched in McCain’s mind, he says, occurred in December 1972 when U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers roared over Hanoi and other parts of the country, and began dropping over 20,000 tons of explosives. “That’s when we knew one of two things,” he said. “Either we weren’t going to get out of there at all, or the war was reaching its conclusion.”

Also, for the record he became a POW after his jet was shot down in October, 1967 when he was in his age 31 “Year of Broken Pathways”. So his challenge and uphill journey was just about as arduous as it could be :- to survive the constant beatings, starvation diet and dysentery, while maintaining his morale and ethical values.

When his captors realized his father was a high-ranking Admiral in 1968 they offered him release, but he refused, because he knew it was a ploy to demoralize his fellow prisoners. They treated him much worse after this.

This period also defined his future life as a politician, because it was his injuries sustained as a POW, that prevented him from following his father and grandfather into having a long-term naval career and it was his status as a war hero that got him easily elected in Arizona and overcame initial objections to his reputation as a “carpetbagger”.

Do you see for yourselves the unbelievable predictive potential of this simple mathematical formula. It’s crazy, but it’s true.

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