Throughout history, countless regimes have risen and fallen and broken like waves on the shore. Nearly all of them have been brought down by the same
deciding factor... greed, otherwise known as the pursuit of power.
America is reaching its coda, and it’s eerily similar to the last days of previous “world powers.” Many of the greatest empires throughout
history were not conquered by outside forces. Rather, they crumbled inwardly as extreme social decay set in. The end game is about the preservation
of the status elite. That is all. These people will happily destroy a nation if it means they can maintain themselves through the rise of a new
They. do. not. care.
This, of course, isn’t the purpose of the OP. We’re not discussing the how's
that lead us down this road; we’re trying
to determine the final years, months, weeks, and/or days, of this Republic. What will happen? Was the coming collapse orchestrated, and if so; how
will those in power try to maintain control during an erosion of order, and how will they reestablish power once things settle down?
If it hasn’t
been planned? Will they try to salvage the situation, or will they allow things to play out and then pick up the pieces
Whatever you decide, certain contingencies and consequences will remain unchanged during a societal collapse. [Many of these have already taken
place, and many more we're seeing the beginnings of now.]
First off; the protection of the “elite.” In order to keep them comfy in their luxuries we’ll see a rise in prices met by stagnation, or even a
dip in wages. This inflation imbalance will lead to a more desperate populace; desperation that will only rise as time goes on and the gap between
the wealthy and the poor widens.
These economic woes will lead to an increase in the need for Government assist programs; programs that will weaken the middle class further as they
take on the added costs of paying for the poor. In order to protect the wealthy (the “job creators”), they’ll likely see little-to-no change in
their own taxes. In fact, corporations that provide low cost products will see a spike in revenue, which will force many more small Main St.
businesses to close shop. This will boost unemployment and raise taxes further, which again will be passed on to the Middle Class.
As the corporate bubble swells and costs continue to rise, draining State and Federal funds to their last pennies, politicians will be forced to
choose between housing the poor, or imprisoning criminals. Slowly, we’ll begin to see more and more prisons early-releasing inmates to reduce
costs. This will create a spike in crime as violent offenders and thieves are released into a world with a dwindling job market and ever-increasing
The crime spike will lead to further police militarization as States struggle to control the people, which will lead to more reports of “trigger
happy” boys in blue abusing their power because, after all, they’ve got to get home to their loved ones; the innocent be damned. In order to
protect their assets, the government will keep tight tabs on its own resources, this will include heavily armed personnel at food banks, hospitals,
and government buildings, GPS devices in all government vehicles and valued shipments, and fear tactics and/or rewards for government personnel.
We'll also see an increase in military-style vehicles and weaponry within our police departments.
This abuse of police power will cause a rift between Cop and Citizen, which will lead to more paranoia on both sides. At some point, at some rally,
the wrong person in the wrong situation is going to do the wrong thing, and someone, either cop or citizen, will get killed.
That community will explode and a local curfew and possible disarmament will commence. Through the fear of repeat events, these “temporary”
policies may spread throughout the county, state, or region.
The demonstration of this sort of crushing power will only succeed in dividing the country further, which will only lead to more rallies, and more
government action against the people as the war for the Constitution escalates.
To slow the spread of “propaganda” by our side, the censorship of Internet and telecommunications will be implemented. Television broadcasts will
be completely monitored, and “live feed” will be complete abolished. Communication Policing Technology will take effect. (Apple is already
developing such technology).
Climate change, natural disasters, and the world market can exacerbate, and ultimately speed up this process.
From this point, it’s hard to say what direction this country will take, as it will be left up to the people.
We're not talking about the end of the world here. We're not talking about some doomsday scenario. This is just the end of a regime. It happens all
the time. America isn't immune.
edit on 9-8-2013 by Garkiniss because: (no reason given)