Monday, January 5, 2009

Professor Predicts Fall of U.S. in 2010

Bordering on the ridiculous, this WSJ article highlights a Russian professor who claims the U.S. will collapse in 2010.

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.
He even has a nifty map:

Even if you suspend disbelief a bit and suppose something like this were to actually happen, I really doubt that we all would break along such clean state boundaries. The last chapter of The Long Emergency envisions a similar scenario, but I feel it is more realistic in taking into account our cultural and societal ties and divisions.

I also highly doubt we would be pulled into spheres of influence of other nations, who would no doubt be reeling just as much as us if such a break down occurred.

That being said: "I, for one, welcome our new Canadian overlords."

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