29 December 2008

My house burned down, so yours is obviously next!

MOSCOW -- For a decade, Russian academic Igor Panarin has been predicting the U.S. will fall apart in 2010. For most of that time, he admits, few took his argument -- that an economic and moral collapse will trigger a civil war and the eventual breakup of the U.S. -- very seriously... Mr. Panarin posits, in brief, that mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar. Around the end of June 2010, or early July, he says, the U.S. will break into six pieces -- with Alaska reverting to Russian control.

Well, first, look out Gov Palin. You are going to need that foreign policy experience with the Russians, because you will be looking at them a lot closer now, apparently.

I am also very pleased to see that, as this guy sees us, we are so neat and orderly that even when we disintegrate, we will do so along existing state borders.

For my money, the Chinese can have California; boy are then in for a rude awakening. But Mexico taking over the Texas Republic? Been there, done that, didn't work out. Besides if this guy knew anything about football, he would realize that Texas and Oklahoma are not going to be in the same country if they have a choice.

I look forward to being part of the Central-North American Republic and being absorbed by Canada. We won't have to import Canadian oil, so we'll have plenty. And Canada, you see, has a population of 33 million people. Just three of the states of the C-NAR (Michigan, Ohio & Illinois) outnumber them! So after the first election, we can institute normal size football fields, back-burner hockey and ban French, and we will still have our country, without California, Washington, DC or the Dallas Cowboys. This works for me.

Seriously, I wonder if this guy has ever been to the USA and met any of us. Does he realize that we are one country, and what happened to his beloved Warsaw Pact and Soviet Union simply will not happen here?

1 comment:

Exodio said...

Laugh if you want. 10 years ago the idea of civil unrest in the USA was laughable. But events recently call a lot of that into question. There is more and more strain on the Union. Alliances come and go. And like it or not, though we are One Union, there are definite cultural lines between the different regions of the country.

Maybe you should check out John Titor for a really interesting look forward to the coming Civil War in the USA.

Whether the supposed breakdown will occur along the nice, state lines that Panarin predicts is irrelevant. If the US did fracture, it is not inconceivable that it would be along roughly the lines outlined by Panarin.