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Interesting Perspectives On The Coming Collapse of America

It has been pretty obvious to myself, and many other people, that the American experiment is about to come to an end. No empire has ever existed forever, and history has repeatedly shown us that when a nation gets hopelessly in debt, especially to it’s rivals, it will, eventually, collapse. With admitted deficits in the trillions of dollars, and real future deficits and financial losses in the hundreds of trillions of dollars, it is clear that something will have to snap.

Whether it happens this year or next, or maybe in 10 or 15 years, eventually the United States will have to default on it’s obligations. Or, at the very least, it will have to scale back the size of government (by well over 50%, which would be a very good thing) and slash the entitlements it hands out that it cannot afford. We have seen this happen, to a slight degree, in Greece. It has also happened in Iceland. Spain will be following soon, along with other European countries where socialism is even more entrenched in the culture than it has become in the United States.

We have been creeping towards socialism ever since Roosevelt instituted the “New Deal”. Things like social security, although well meaning, soon became a government sponsored retirement plan. But, it was never meant to be that and it was not funded to be a government sponsored retirement plan. (It was meant to be a safety net for those unfortunate few who could not save adequately for their retirement or receive corporate pensions.) After a short time, however, it was nothing but a Ponzi scheme, and the responsibility for this atrocity was just kicked down the road by every administration. After all, nobody in the United States, especially politicians, think more than 4 years ahead.

Then, of course, we got companies involved in health care. This was because of the insane wage and price controls imposed by Nixon. Of course, nobody is going to stand by for any government control on their wages. If your employer will not pay you more, you would simply quit and get a new job at a higher pay; unless you were incompetent or lazy. So, to keep from loosing good employees, companies offered “free” health care, because that was not considered “a raise”. Of course, with companies now paying for health care, nobody really cared what it cost. And, since it was “free”, employees went to their doctors at the slightest sign of a hangnail. Thus, we ended up with soaring health care costs. Then, to make things worse, the government got into offering “free” health care, called Medicare and Medicaid. This was even better; now you didn’t even need a job. In fact, in most cases, you were better off without a job, since the government would then pay even more of your bills. And, of course, we instituted welfare. This brought us the boom of the illegal aliens. We were told that we needed illegal Mexicans because they would do that jobs that Americans would not perform. Well, DUH! If you pay someone money to stay home, lay on the couch, eat bon-bons and watch Oprah, what do you think they will do? (Of course, anyone with any self respect would not do this, but we have a whole class of people in the United States that were raised to have no self respect. In fact, many quickly learned how to game the system, so that they could not only work for money “under the table”, but they could also get free money from the government. And, if they remain, or become, unmarried and breed like rabbits, they get even more free money. What a country!

And then, you had complete government insanity; insisting that banks give people mortgage loans that they could not possibly afford to pay off. People like Barney Frank and Barack Obama were especially proud of those programs. After all, it does not matter that they cannot afford to pay the loans back; it is just important that every American owns a home. I guess home ownership had somehow become a right.

It was said that Alexis de Tocqueville said the following, but it was probably actually said by Alexander Fraser Tytler. No matter who actually said it, it rings true, and even similar variants were said by Thomas Jefferson.

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.

Just as predicted above, it all started to unravel, and we had the little recession that started in 2008. I say little, because it will be nothing compared to what is coming once all of the chickens come home to roost. In this video, from Russia Today, author and blogger Dmitry Orlov describes what he is sure will happen in the United States, based on what he has seen happening, as well as what he witnessed happen in the Soviet Union when it collapsed. He not only discusses what he thinks will happen, and gives his reasons why, but also gives some suggestions as to what Americans can do to prepare for the coming collapse of the United States.

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