Is America ready for another Revolution?
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8498688.stm (opens in a new window)
In a speech before the 'Tea Party' convention, Sarah Palin stated that "America is ready for another revolution".
There seems to be quite a lot of these people, and Mrs. Palin appears to be their prime candidate for a leader figure. It would be appropriate if they formed their own political party, so that they could worship "the true values of conservatism" (Palin) in a separate reality, free from the burdensome demands of political realism. In fact, it is a wee bit weird that the US of A only has two political parties. There should have been something like 20...
However, the inevitable crash and burn of the American dollar is likely to happen either just before or during the next presidental election campaign. It is not a question of if, only of when. (My personal prediction is within two years from now.) The point of no return is long since passed. This may in fact bring Mrs. Palins ominous callout for 'another revolution' to fruition in ways that these 'Tea Party' retards (including Mrs. Palin) - and I say retard in the meaning 'mentally disabled by own choice' - didn't really have in mind.
In an imaginary scenario where there is no longer any police and powers of government, what would happen to the society that you live in? This is the measuring stick for how politically stable your country is. In Norway, where I live, nothing much would happen. There would surely be some looting and criminal rampage, but that isn't important. The point is that there would be no civil war like activities. It would probably be back to normal within a few weeks. The power lies with the people and not the government - in a very real way. I do however think that the American society has inbuilt tensions that have the potential to explode into long term periods of severe violent chaos if released. Every time I have been there - including a 5 month sustained period last year - the aura of hatred has been almost palpable. You can feel it. The common man in the streets has no fucking clue about anything and there is little to no social cohesion in local communities.
It may seem unbelievable that such a seemingly mighty giant as the US of A can crumble and fall - but then again, it seemed unbelievable that the Soviet Union would simply collapse and disappear as well. But fall they all will - and it is quite predictable why: You cannot spend more money than you have. Nor can you rule your populations with fear of the outside world and threats of repercussions against the disobedient. The ideological base of "The American Empire" has outlived its time in history. The only real question is; how is this going to play out?
Interesting times indeed.
"The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind." (Alphonse Donatien De Sade)