Russian thinks U.S.A. will break apart

Russian thinks U.S.A. will break apart November 26, 2008

Respected Russian policial analyst Igor Panarin is predicting not only that America’s economy will completely collapse but that the USA will split up into separate countries:

Asked why he expected the U.S. to break up into separate parts, he said: “A whole range of reasons. Firstly, the financial problems in the U.S. will get worse. Millions of citizens there have lost their savings. Prices and unemployment are on the rise. General Motors and Ford are on the verge of collapse, and this means that whole cities will be left without work. Governors are already insistently demanding money from the federal center. Dissatisfaction is growing, and at the moment it is only being held back by the elections and the hope that Obama can work miracles. But by spring, it will be clear that there are no miracles.”

He also cited the “vulnerable political setup”, “lack of unified national laws”, and “divisions among the elite, which have become clear in these crisis conditions.”

He predicted that the U.S. will break up into six parts – the Pacific coast, with its growing Chinese population; the South, with its Hispanics; Texas, where independence movements are on the rise; the Atlantic coast, with its distinct and separate mentality; five of the poorer central states with their large Native American populations; and the northern states, where the influence from Canada is strong.

He even suggested that “we could claim Alaska – it was only granted on lease, after all.”

I find this somewhat comical. The northern states are under the sway of Canada? As a recent resident of Wisconsin, I admit that we were always watching Canadian movies, reading Canadian books & magazines, watching Canadian television, and following Canadian sports. I worried that our Wisconsin culture was being overshadowed by our powerful neighbor to the North. But I don’t recall any Wisconsinites wanting to become Canadian, though if that warlike nation ever acquired territorial ambitions, I suppose we would be easy pickings and greet the invaders as liberators.

I find this also somewhat alarming. Russia thinks it can reclaim Alaska? I didn’t realize we just leased it and are behind on our payments.

Professor Panarin shows an astonishing lack of understanding of America’s national unity. We were willing to kill each other to preserve the union back in the 1860’s. I have heard of absolutely no desire on the part of the West Coast or the East coast to secede from the rest of America. Have you? I didn’t think the coasts were even aware the rest of America exists. And he thinks the central states will be taken over by the Indians? He has been watching too many movies and listening to Ward Churchill.

I believe the professor is projecting here; that is, assuming that what happened in the U.S.S.R.–economic dysfunction followed by national breakup–will also happen to the U.S.A. Still, lesser misunderstandings of other nations have led to horrible consequences, as we well know.


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