posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 03:42 PM
I'm trying to imagine what forces could cause a "collapse, overnight" of any nation.
A state is a collective organism, the sum total of behaviors of millions of people, and thousands of institutional actions.
HOW would the dollar be worth . . . zero? It could be worth a little bit less every day, but that's not the same thing as zero. Who would declare
it worthless. If someone did, I'd be collecting dollars, for the antique and curio market.
If the dollar DID magically go to zero, does this mean that companies will quit delivering their services? of course not. The electric utility isn't
just going to "go out of business" because the dollar is now "worth zero." They would do what people do in any economic emergency.
Mint their own private currency.
Likewise oil. It won't just magically dissapear one day, but we'll see lower and lower oil, giving entrepeneurs and pirates a chance to enter the
If the USA "died" tomorrow, the states would step up in a minute. Sure, they have been dormant since FDR basically appropriated the states rights
in 1936. But if the feds couldn't or wouldn't provide services, look to your local states to begin doing so.
And I doubt many of America's enemies would be invading, when they could do better by cutting lucrative private deals with individual states. If the
feds were gone, so would be the fed trade policies, and suddenly america would be a truly FREE market. . . . maybe even causing some local economic
Now, I'm not saying it would be a walk in the park. But America has survived having its capital invaded and the white house burned by occupying
troops. I bet the USA would survive any "collapse" you can imagine.