Wednesday, March 04, 2009

You Will Bury You

Okay, if you think the outlook from the Whitehouse has been unduly gloomy, they've got nothing on this guy:
If you're inclined to believe Igor Panarin, and the Kremlin wouldn't mind if you did, then President Barack Obama will order martial law this year, the United States will split into six rump-states before 2011, and Russia and China will become the backbones of a new world order.

This sounds a lot like someone I've written about before, but I can't find the post. I'd like to think this fellow is wrong. There are certainly those who hold the opposite view:
But Alexei Malashenko, a scholar-in-residence at the Carnegie Moscow Center who did not attend the lecture, sided with the skeptical instructor, saying Russia is the country that is on the verge of disintegration.

"I can't imagine at all how the United States could ever fall apart," Malashenko told the AP.

I can. Though America has proven quite resilient in times past, I don't think any country is immune to collapse if enough people are no longer interested in keeping it together. They don't even have to consciously work for it, just stop espousing the ideals that have held us together thus far under the guise of "enlightenment" and the cracks will start to appear.

They're already appearing.

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