posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 08:18 PM
The Situation X Theories completely pique my curiousity due to the fact that every person I've ever met seems to have an individual idea on how the
world, as we know it, will end. So, I thought to myself, what is the most realistic scenario I can come up with that I could accurately say is not
only highly possible but also probable?
So without further ado, here is my Ultimate SitX Scenario:
First of all, based on thelibras classification and category scales, I find that my scenario crosses many boundries. I'm going to focus primarily on
the effects that this would have on the U.S. as I am most familiar with that country's socioeconomic practices as compared to other cultures. I will
briefly touch on other events outside of the U.S. that I theorize could happen but they will be brief.
Category - Conventional Destruction/Violence
Class - 3/4
The U.S. involvement in wars/hot spots abroad has brought upon great economic, political and religious unrest for the span of over 50 some odd years
since the end of WWII.
Primarily, the largest pressures have been exerted over the past 17 years since the first Gulf War and our prescence in the Middle East on a permanent
basis. Since that time, the U.S. Military has been knee deep in one operation or another trying to bring peace to an area, which for thousands of
years, has known no peace largely due to ideological differences.
This involvement, whether it be in the deserts of Iraq or the "peacekeeping" missions in Kosovo and Somalia, have led to the world culture not only
seeing the U.S. as being aggressive but also oppressive. This has led to many strained alliances, none more so than the 2003 invasion of Iraq that was
not supported by the majority of the U.N. and was later seen as a significant folly of the U.S. Administration.
These involvements have weakened the status of the U.S. as a "benevolent superpower" and have been responsible for millions of untold deaths to the
general public in the countries involved further diminishing the good standing that the U.S. has enjoyed for so long with the governments of the
This has also led to the devaluation of the American dollar in most countries, most notably against the Euro. Oil prices have risen steadily and we
now stand on the precipice on not just a repression but another great depression due to confidence being low in American streams of revenue.
On top of that, the U.S. Government is spending approximately $12B a month in Iraq alone in counter insurgency operations. Progress is being made but
in doing so the U.S. is tarnishing it's reputation with heavy handed policies.
On the homefront, terrorism is being used to enact new laws which seek to negate vital sections of the Constitution, including privacy and the right
to bear arms, which will only lead to further bueracratic corruption and put money in the hands of those who are already rich. This will further
depress the common public's ability to make a good living and trust their government.
Due to all these things, public unrest will continue to grow, crime rates will start to soar, and your average, law abiding citizen may soon have to
take things into their own hands in order to provide for their families.