Remember the time I agreed with a Russian alarmist?

In December 2008, a prominent Russian academic figure by the name of Igor Panarin became well-known for his prediction that the U.S. would dissolve and split into four distinct countries by June 2010.  Obviously, he was wrong–we’re well into 2011 and the U.S. is still here.  The foundation of his argument, however, lay in the decreasing value of the dollar, the declination of morals, and massive unsustainable immigration.  These three factors would, he said, lead to a second U.S. Civil War.

While the outcome of his prediction was incorrect, the foundation of it was embedded in truth.  We’re seeing historic drops in the value of the dollar while Mexico and other Hispanic nations are practically invading our southern border and Washington is more intent on creating criminals than they are on preventing crime.  It’s a crazy, crazy time to be involved in politics, and I find myself suppressing my opinions more and more these days just to avoid unnecessary arguments.

This isn’t the first time somebody has predicted a second Civil War.  A man who claimed to be from the future hopped online back in the early 2000’s and declared that the U.S. would pit brother against brother in mid-2005.  Naturally it was a hoax, but it certainly got my brain swimming.  Could another civil war be possible?

And the answer is yes, most definitely–and most unfortunately.  I think we are closer to that point than ever before.  The economy is tanking and Washington either doesn’t care or is too inept to actually solve the problem, which means resources will become scarce in the next 10 to 15 years.  When resources become scarce and basic needs cannot be met, people begin to panic and turn to violence.  It’s human nature.

Scott Rasmussen, the well-known pollster of, was quoted as saying “the gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them may be as big today as the gap between the colonies and England during the 18th century”.  If that doesn’t sound like the beginnings of a violent revolution, I don’t know what does.  Speaking of Rasmussen, his site reported today that only 14% of the populace thinks the country is headed in the right direction.

This outcome was easily predictable, but our leaders fail to recognize the patterns of history.  Never in the history of man has a population accepted the status quo of being governed by a small group of morons a thousand miles away who wish to control every aspect of their lives.  Our increasingly intrusive government is to blame, yet they sit back and call the people “lazy” or “selfish” because we refuse to empty our coffers for their wild spending sprees.

To give a sense of just how out of touch these maniacs are, Maxine Waters was recently quoted as saying “The ‘tea party’ can go to hell!”  and other liberal Democrats have consistently stated that the Tea Party has “held congress hostage.”  Tea Party candidates are only prominent in the House, which makes up one-third of our federal government–how can they possibly be holding anybody hostage?

I stand beside my words when I say anybody who declares the Tea Party extremist are themselves extremist.  Nothing about a balanced budget is extreme.  Nothing about spending less than what you earn is extreme.

Yet we still have people crying that we need to spend more and “raise taxes on the ultra-rich”.  According to them, they’re not “paying their fair share”.  This has to be the most ridiculous statement I’ve ever heard (aside from the delusional Nancy Pelosi’s “You have to pass the bill to see what’s in it” comment regarding Obamacare a few years back).  Most people who earn over $250,000 per year are giving up over 50% of their wages while 51% of the populace doesn’t even pay income taxes.  And that’s fair?  How is that possibly fair?  Will a liberal please explain this to me?  How can this backwards rationale possibly be justified?

Like most liberal agendas and thought processes, it can’t.  It floats in the land of magical unicorns and rainbows where everybody loves each other and Islam is the “religion of peace”.

And whilst Republicans fight taxes on just about every level, they have been hijacked by ultra-religious fundamentalists who hold the Bible over the Constitution.  I’m sorry, but that’s not the way it works.  The Constitution is the law of the land, not the Bible, and I don’t care if Rick Perry has a vision from God demanding its bastardization.  The last thing we need is another Catholic church sprouting up and going on Sunday afternoon witch hunts.

Combine extreme religious fervor on the right with extreme stupidity on the left and we have ourselves an incredibly volatile nation.  Obama is letting the economic wells dry up, resources are diminishing, and the spending spree has no end in sight.  Because of these factors, I predict the U.S. will default on its loans by 2020, possibly even earlier, and mass rioting will ensue, leading to our second Civil War.  I never thought I’d agree with a Russian alarmist, but there you have it.  Our government raises the debt ceiling as often as a dog licks itself and then racks up more debt.  We’re paying off Visas with Mastercards and Mastercards with American Express.  Once those dry up, the fed will pay off our debt with Monolopy money.

Wake up, America–we’ve passed the point of no return.  There’s no longer any point in stocking up on savings bonds–now it’s time to stock up on ammunition.


5 thoughts on “Remember the time I agreed with a Russian alarmist?

  1. Another optimistic worldview by Josh Phillips! 😉

    But seriously… the world used to be so easy. I put my savings into the stock market, work diligently at the same job for 40 years, and have a great nest egg to help out in retirement. Now I gotta study marksmanship to blow the head off any would-be ruffians that try to commandeer my house and possessions and learn to sleep with one eye open while checking that my gold investments are properly balanced against my Chinese Yuan….

    I hate my post-apocalyptic life, and it hasn’t even started yet!

  2. Well it is bound to happen. All republics die and we are not any different. Everybody knows this is true but rather than acknowledge it they put their heads in the sand.

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