If Panarin is right, how might America divide?
Drudge and Bloomberg but no major US news gatherer has covered the impolitic opinions of Prof Igor Panarin, a leading Russian political analyst who was interviewed yesterday by Izvestia. This is a guy who predicted in 1998 that the American economy would collapse and America itself would be torn apart by conflicting regional ambitions.
He is reported by Drudge as saying:-
“The dollar is not secured by anything. The country’s foreign debt has grown like an avalanche, even though in the early 1980s there was no debt. By 1998, when I first made my prediction, it had exceeded $2 trillion. Now it is more than 11 trillion. This is a pyramid that can only collapse.”
... Asked why he expected the U.S. to break up into separate parts, he said: “A whole range of reasons. Firstly, the financial problems in the U.S. will get worse. Millions of citizens there have lost their savings. Prices and unemployment are on the rise. General Motors and Ford are on the verge of collapse, and this means that whole cities will be left without work. Governors are already insistently demanding money from the federal center. Dissatisfaction is growing, and at the moment it is only being held back by the elections and the hope that Obama can work miracles. But by spring, it will be clear that there are no miracles.”
He also cited the “vulnerable political setup”, “lack of unified national laws”, and “divisions among the elite, which have become clear in these crisis conditions.”
He predicted that the U.S. will break up into six parts - the Pacific coast, with its growing Chinese population; the South, with its Hispanics; Texas, where independence movements are on the rise; the Atlantic coast, with its distinct and separate mentality; five of the poorer central states with their large Native American populations; and the northern states, where the influence from Canada is strong.
So, is there a serious chance that Panarin is right - at least about a break-up of some kind? Is perhaps white secession an opportunist gambit requiring rapid racial assortation rather than a grand and long-deliberated plan? If so, an internal volition would drive the process of white decision-making, and largely do away with the work of raising racial consciousness. And the problem of an all-powerful, jealous and malign Federal bureaucracy spiking every attempt to jump-start a secessionary process also falls away.
Some planning there would still need to be, of course. But under immeasurably more propitious circumstances for a clean and quick outcome.
Well, I guess it’s something to talk about over the winter evenings.