I’m a paranoid person, I recognize this, but what if…
The political climate in the United States of America has progressively, in my lifetime, become more divided with little common ground and even less willingness to work together for the greater good. And this divide lies very much along economic, religious and racial lines. The middle class is shrinking, the have’s have more and the have not’s have less. Public welfare has become generational. And even the belief that American democracy is truly viable as we now know it is being questioned at the dinner table and sometimes even in public by a few “crazies”.
History repeats itself and governments rise and fall. The economic collapse of Argentina took almost four years, 1999 to 2002. With the collapse of the United Soviet Socialist Republics in the 1991, and Russia again in 1998, it became evident that even modern super powers could suffer economic collapse and remake themselves by slewing off the troublesome elements that brought internal strife while opening themselves to new opportunities. And is the European Union currently collapsing economically?
What if the United States of America is nearing the divergence between democracy as we know it and orchestrated economic collapse that will allow the nation to reshape itself not only in physical boundaries, but religiously, economically, and racially?
The constitution and how it is currently interpreted would be barely recognizable by our Founding Fathers who drafted it. This nation was founded as a refuge for Protestant Christians. Now even the mention of God is considered politically incorrect, and to some, even offensive. And our country has become progressively more socialist and restrictive of personal freedoms.
There is a strong call from Tea Party Republicans, Libertarians and other conservatives to bring the country back to its roots of Christianity, personal freedom, and sovereignty of the states with far less central government control. The two major political parties have slowly consolidated themselves on a regional basis.
The western states, “The Great American Redoubt” as labeled by Mr. Rawles of SurvivorBlog.com, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, most of eastern Washington and Oregon, and western North and South Dakota, are solidly Protestant Christian, white, Republican/Libertarian, “pry my dead cold fingers from my gun” states. Texas has long been threatening to secede from the Union, it would probably take Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri and even Arizona and New Mexico with it. Consolidate this with the western states and you have significant power to withdraw from the Union.
The Republican south is also of concern. The South has never accepted its defeat in the Civil War. Those wounds, along with the rampant racism in the south driven to some degree by the socialist programs that perpetuate a cycle of dependence and poverty, are festering with a cancer of hatred. This Bible thumping belt, which is becoming predominantly non-white, would like nothing better than to secede from the Union and deal with its population of non-whites as it sees fit—a return to slavery is even talked about in the backrooms of businesses and around all white dinner tables. However, it is too troubled and poor to be of much interest to the Texans.
The Northern States, Midwest and California are becoming the last consistent bastions of the Democratic Left. But they too are losing political consistency as evidenced by the Wisconsin Governor’s winning his recall election. Union abuses of powers, too much big, wasteful government, an influx of Hispanics, Muslims, and other minority groups are stressing even politically liberal patience. These areas would probably fracture into New England, Northeastern States, Midwestern States, and potentially the Northern Plains states of Minnesota, western Wisconsin, Iowa and potentially eastern North and South Dakota. How they fracture wouldn’t be as important as just the breaking apart, regionalization and banding of like mindedness or isolation.
The collapse of the USSR and Argentina are models for the collapse of the USA. Civil war, unrest, some regions let go fairly easily, others clutched to for their natural resources.
The USSR collapsed due to economic failure. But it was an orchestrated collapsed foreseen, even planned for, by the wealthy in the USSR to grab yet more wealth, government owned property and, of course, power. And the result is a greater concentration of billionaires in Moscow than anywhere else in Russia, and almost a complete collapse of the middle class. And orchestrated have’s having more and have not’s having less.
Currently, Texas with its vast reserves of working oil wells, refineries and ports, multi-national oil companies, concentration of Republican billionaires and political power could be likened to Russia. The Plains states, the bread basket of the Nation, and the Western States would likely follow a Texas secession, as well as Alaska. The vast western Bureau of Land Management range lands and Alaskan wilderness, National Parks, and protected wildernesses would be the property that would be divided up among the wealthy and politicians very legally, no doubt, in a split. Exactly what happened in Russia.
For our purposes, let us call this the Union of Texas. It would control nearly all the oil and coal, most of the beef breeding ranches, all of the Great American Bread Basket, most of the wealth of the nation and yet be unified, with a little purging, in race, politics, religion, and general living philosophies. The rich and powerful would become richer and more powerful quickly. The middle class would shrink with few well-paying jobs left with the demise of all national government jobs, the majority of state jobs, and the loss of national and international chain stores. The rest will be working someone else’s land, and with no more government subsidies to farmers those with land left would be eking out an existence on farms and ranches where weather and stock are a continual gamble, or in their pre-collapse retreats and bunkers.
Would the Union of Texas want the South? Unlikely, at least not until all the civil unrest and racially motivated killing ended. But the South has few resources to tempt the Union of Texas into accepting it as part of its Union.
California would be on its own. Currently the 9th largest economy in the world, it would collapse under the weight of humanity and immigration. Wealth and business would move to more stable countries or to the Union of Texas. Perhaps it would be taken over by Mexican Cartels or even reabsorbed into Mexico.
New England would probably remain New England. The Rust Belt region would be sorely put without oil or coal except from the mines of Appalachia and Pennsylvania, the Midwest farms would be hard put to produce enough food for the vast cities of the East. With the breakup of the U.S.A., Wall Street would probably move to Dallas. Civil war would probably break out along racial and ethnic lines. Perhaps the blacks would hold the great cities as their own.
And the Northern Plains states? With few energy resources and cold winters, they would probably become part of the Union of Texas.
In researching the Prepper Movement, I have found that there is almost a zealous glee in anticipating the collapse of the U.S.A. Nearly all the individuals are Republican or Libertarian, Protestant Christians, and White. The idea of getting back to the basics of the constitution as it was originally written appeals to them, as does a Christian Nation, the English language and single dominant white race.
How did I get introduced to this movement? By a very Christian, Republican lady friend who gave me the book, “Last Light, a Restoration Novel”, by Terri Blackstock. After reading the book, I asked if she was a “prepper”?
“No, I put my faith in Jesus.” And she smiled sweetly.
In talking with a number of other Christians and brushing the subject, I hear almost the exact same words!
A movement? A conspiracy? The fundamentalist Christian churches are preparing their own for the orchestrated impending collapse?
And they believe it will be a restoration of faith and righteousness. Yet, like Russia, I believe, it will be no more than the rich and powerful orchestrating a wealth, land and power grab.
But it could happen, tomorrow….