Wow. you’ve got to read this. A Russian academic Igor Panarin has been predicting the U.S. will fall apart in 2010.
He predicts that economic, financial and demographic trends will provoke a political and social crisis in the U.S. When the going gets tough, he says, wealthier states will withhold funds from the federal government and effectively secede from the union. Social unrest up to and including a civil war will follow. The U.S. will then split along ethnic lines, and foreign powers will move in.
California will form the nucleus of what he calls “The Californian Republic,” and will be part of China or under Chinese influence. Texas will be the heart of “The Texas Republic,” a cluster of states that will go to Mexico or fall under Mexican influence. Washington, D.C., and New York will be part of an “Atlantic America” that may join the European Union. Canada will grab a group of Northern states Prof. Panarin calls “The Central North American Republic.” Hawaii, he suggests, will be a protectorate of Japan or China, and Alaska will be subsumed into Russia.
“It would be reasonable for Russia to lay claim to Alaska; it was part of the Russian Empire for a long time.” A framed satellite image of the Bering Strait that separates Alaska from Russia like a thread hangs from his office wall. “It’s not there for no reason,” he says with a sly grin.…
Oh boy, I’m confused and scared. Sarah Palin is up for grab, but Alaska? It seems Igor has an imaginative mind, to say the best. Well, it’s a tough time for us, so a little joke here and there can light up a bit. Thanks Igor. And thanks for being so considerated to leave a small piece of American pie to China.
Btw, here is a free lesson for you in case you don’t know any better, Igor: China is a peace-loving nation who doesn’t loss a tad sleep over the world domination the way Russian does. I know you Russians droll over it with gusto. But please be realistic. Why do you dream of something that is clearly out of your reach? Rise to the stage first. Earn the respect of the world before asking to dictate it. New money smells so bad.