On December 29, 2008, the Wall Street Journal online headlined: "As if Things Weren't Bad Enough, Russian Professor Predicts End of US"
For a decade, Russian academic (and former KGB analyst) Igor Panarin has been predicting the US will fall apart in 2010" to include an "economic and moral collapse, a civil war, and the eventual breakup of the country."
That was 8 months ago.
As every day passes, I walk through life in amazement at the behavior, actions, attitudes and beliefs of all the blue pill swallowers I'm surrounded by. Brainwashed sheeple wandering around in the haze of delusion fostered by our very real, Matrix-like society. Our society is a cultural/social paradigm that essentially resembles one big, gigantic Ponzi scheme on every level of existence. Lies built upon lies upon lies, heaped atop deceptions and piled on with more misinformation.
Almost no area of our lives has been left untouched. Our families, our food, our health, our history, our personal relationships...all of it...socially engineered and carefully inculcated by our schools and mass media to manipulate the masses towards something...the more I see, the more I believe.
Long time readers of this blog know that I ascribe to the conspiracy theory of a powerful elite cabal, working to institute a One World Government (which I've begun calling our BraveNewWorldOrder)...in the sense of the big picture, it makes too much sense in going towards explaining the dramatic changes in societal beliefs and attitudes in a relatively short period of time.
It's obvious that the crisis mechanism is the primary means to institute radical changes...and our economy is certainly in "crisis" mode.
Many like to draw parallels between now and the Great Depression. Austrian economists are quick to point out Obama's current policies and actions mirror the same policies and prescriptions employed by FDR that actually extended and worsened the economic conditions of the Great Depression.
Many people like to think that as bad as things are now, this country will come through it as we have in the past.
However, taking a look at the big picture...I don't think so. While the economic conditions and Government actions may be similar, in some very fundamental ways, we are much, much different world from the world that existed during FDR's Administration.
In the age of FDR's Great Depression, there did not exist the social chaos, the cultural decay that we now endure. People had faith in god, and a general code of conduct as laid out by the Judeo-Christian code that was fundamentally based on the "Golden Rule." Behaviors that were once recognized as destructive to the social fabric of society and stigmatized by the mainstream...are now celebrated and praised.
Broken homes are endemic...marriage has been decimated and now on it's deathbed as the bedrock of civilization.
We now have more incarcerated citizens than any other country in the world.
On a fundamental level, we no longer have the same national character...the same set of shared moral values...the social contract of society has been re-written and re-vised to the point at which the prevailing mindset embraces the complete overthrow of Judeo-Christian morality it was once based upon: everything that was once good is now bad, and everything that was once bad is now good.
And this is why I do not dismiss the predictions of the end of the US as crazy conspiracy theory that are just the ravings of paranoid lunatics.
The former KGB analyst that made his predictions of the end of the US, Igor Panarin, made the following points as to why the US is headed for dissolution:
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.
Much of the issues that we, the MRA blogosphere contemplate, ruminate and fulminate on, are all based on the moral degradation that Panarin notes. All it's gonna take is another "crisis" to move us ever closer to the end of the nation and the beginning of the One World Fascist Communitarian-based Government.
Since Obama's election, the American public has been stocking up on firearms and ammunition. I myself have been trying for months to buy .357 magnum for my Ruger ...but all of the stores here in Hawaii are sold out and have been since last year. Apparently the ammo manufacturer cannot make them fast enough.
Could the fact that this nation is armed to the teeth, and stockpiling as much as they can in the face of a crashing economy and the threat of a Swine Flu Pandemic be the reasoning behind the construction of FEMA camps across the nation? Why battle-tested in Iraq and Afghanistan divisions of the National Guard are brought home and preparing for civil unrest scenarios? It's simply reaching the point where it cannot be ignored. The government IS PREPARING FOR SOMETHING MOMENTOUS TO OCCUR IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
Many of you in the MRA/MGTOW/PUA blogosphere have readily recognized that our current society is unsustainable and certainly headed for a crash...yet most speak of this as if it were an abstract possibility...something that's not going to happen until much later down the road - so in the meantime, let's just go full bore hedonism and enjoy the ride while it lasts.
I certainly understand this mindset...but I'm now of the belief that the coming crash is much more likely to happen sooner than later. So while you sit back and try as best you can to enjoy the ride, at least do some preparation for the harder times that are definitely ahead.
Work on the three G's. Practice your target shooting with your firearms. Train in a martial art so that you have the tools to defend yourself. Plant a garden, try and acquire any kind of livestock. Prepare to be able to have food should civil order breakdown and the grocery store shelves are cleared out with no other supplies coming in. Store bottled water.
Better to prepare for something that doesn't happen rather than have something happen and not be prepared.
Prepare yourself folks, for the worst is yet to come.