posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 09:46 PM
Just talking off the top of my head...
I read a long while ago about a German economist that was asked his opinion of the German Empire under the Kaiser and their future.
He responded that in 10 years the German Reich would be in utter collapse. "Ah, so the future is bleak for Germany?"... he replied.
No, actually 10 years later, Germany will be a major world player and expanding it's territory. "Ah, so the destiny of Germany is good and we will
be on the verge of rulling Europe?"
No, Germany will be defeated as a nation and we will suffer at the hands of our neighbors. "So the future is grim and Germany will be in
No, another 15 years after that, Germany will be one of the strongest nations on earth and a diplomatic, economic, and military power. "So Germany
will be leader of the world?"
No, we will be defeated and reduced to a second rate country.
The economist was later forced into an insane assylum and condemned crazy.
My point is we simply do not know what our future is. I would like to think the USA overcomes it's problems and we re-emerge as a successful world
economic and world power.
Unfortunately, history shows us that any country that gets to this point economically goes into permanant decline as a republic. What ensues is
reinvention of itself as a semi or full totalitarion government... a democracy in name only.
Or it destroys itself in terrible civil war or is invaded and defeated.
Frankly, either we go to war with China and lose a bulk of our oversea holdings but no mainland invasion and basically go the route of England. OR we
decline into Civil War and an ensuing Balkanization of the USA OR we forego our Constitution and turn into a totalitarian regime along the lines of
Germany circa 1936.