posted on Jun, 15 2007 @ 05:56 AM
Originally posted by wingman77
So is this going to be a road warrior-like future, Orwellian, or just nuevo Great Depression?
I guess it depends on when it happens. The only way for it to be an if would be if a fabulous technology is brought to market before hand. And by
fabulous it would have to be akin to having electricity, cars and indoor plumbing all rolled into one and in every home in 1840. This invention would
have to be far beyond anti-grav, androids, or a teleporter as far as revolutionary devices go. In otherwords, possible but not probable.
Even if it happens between the election of 2008 and the swearing in in Jan 2009, Bush will still be incharge so plan for Orwellian if there is an
uprising, if not then expect Great Depression part 2: Non Electric Boogaloo. A post 2009 collapse depends on who is elected really. My opinions:
Hillary- More power hungery than Bush--1984 may seem prosaic compared to what she will do. Frankly, she scares me and it will be a credit to her
handlers if she doesn't have public meltdown before election.
Obama-I don't think he is a very strong leader from what I have seen so far. I expect GD2 unless the people revolt, then hello Mad Max.
Guiliani-His only strength is those that will follow him. Without it, he has no power. Expect shades of all three.
McCain-a very weak butt kisser, expect Mad Max to GD2.
Me-I haven't decided to run, because of this very issue. I would try hard to keep it at GD2 but could see Mad Max happening because my policies could
artificially cause the collapse unless followed very carefully and everyone had faith enough not to panic before it yielded results.
Ultimately we could benefit from a GD2 if we had the right leader in office. If we don't make some major changes to the way things are done soon,
then starting 2015-2025 we are going to be destroyed as a power and drag the rest of the world down with us. the tremors that we feel now is the
anticipation of what is going to happen when the Baby Boomers retire. As a nation we followed the old dream of giving a better life to our children
without facing the reality of investing in our future. The Socialist programs that FDR used to get us out of the Depression never ended like they were
supposed to have done. In essence we gave the keys to a ungrateful teenager that returned the car with an empty gas tank and when straight to bed
hiding a hickey.