how much longer has this got?
I had a conversation today about the looming US election. While I’m quite sure that Trump is going to carry it, I don’t think it really matters in the long run. If Clinton wins then I predict outright tyranny within a couple of years. A Trump victory would serve merely to kick the can a bit further down the road. So maybe tyranny in twenty years’ time with a Trump victory.
This is all just a natural endgame to the course that the US set itself in 1865. The War between the States may have used the topic of slavery as an excuse but it was actually a conflict concerning self-determination and the rights of states to govern their own people. The national construct that resulted at the end of that war was an artificial construct. It has been held together by force for the last 150 years but it is now breaking down at a fast rate. This breakdown has been accelerated by welfare, social justice, the encroachment of big government, globalism, race relations, and mass immigration.
I predict that the US will Balkanize into individual nation states formed along racial and ethnic lines. It’s ironic because while Europe has been attempting to strike down its individual nations and form a single United States of Europe, the US looks set to head in the opposite direction.
In the short term this will be a traumatic set of events. No break up ever occurs peacefully. But in the long run I can see it being a good thing. The US isn’t salvageable in its current form. Think of the Soviet Union around 1985. If at that time you had told them that they had four years to go they would have mocked you out of existence. But these events happen and they tend to happen quickly once the gradual buildup has been in place for some time. And the US has been building up to this since at least 1965 and the passing of the Immigration Act.
Think of the US as a train speeding along a set of tracks with a single destination. At the end of the tracks lies a splintering of individual nation states. Before this sits a tunnel which represents the trauma that such a breakup would deliver. A Clinton victory would cause the train to speed up whereas a Trump victory would merely cause a slowdown on the inevitable course that has been set. The train cannot be reversed – it is past time for that.
So the question is, do you want to take your medicine sooner or do you want to put it off for a while?