USA was founded by European outcasts, criminals, the very poor, the starving and religious fanatics fleeing their home countries. This mixture of people brought forth what is arguably the brightest and richest country in history – out-competing everyone and producing more science, culture and wealth than anyone before or since.
However seeing how things are slowly, but surely, turning the home of the brave into the home of the foreclosed, and how the land of the free is today nothing more than the land of the fooled, I see a future, not far from now, whereas the next emigration wave will leave north America.
The numbers ticking in are showing a dire future and so even mainstream screw-ups are starting to take notice. However reality is far worse. Much of the closing in catastrophe is still not common knowledge and the scope of the problems is still ignored by media.
Today we’re told that Confidence among chief executive officers in the U.S. is sinking to very low levels and that increasing expectations that the Federal Reserve will pump more money into the US economy next month under a policy known as quantitative easing sent the dollar to new lows against the Chinese renminbi, Swiss franc and Australian dollar. It dropped to a 15-year low against the yen and an eight-month low against the euro. The dollar index, which tracks a basket of currencies, reached its lowest level this year.
With this, and other statistics earlier mentioned, I cannot stop wondering where this will lead.
An actual rebellion is a possibility. But thinking about it, U.S. citizens are probably too jaded, and they have never actually done something of the sort before, so why would they now? The constitution has withered away and has for a long time been nothing more than a piece of paper from the past. Governments have come and gone, but their continuous intrusion into peoples lives stay. America of today is more like the countries its founders fled from than the country they founded back in 1776. If Americans haven’t rebelled before, I see no reason why they would today.
It is far more reasonable to imagine emigration as the common response to the Greatest Depression. Why? Simple, it’s easier and less messy, and Americans are fat and lazy. They want to sit down in front of the TV and watch reality shows, they want that beer and home delivered pizza, so why would they take to arms and risk getting killed? They won’t. And even if their country is going down the crapper, many Americans do have respectable educations and will be able to find good jobs in other countries.
I do think there will be minor uprisings in rural areas while lefties rally in the cities, but when all is said and done I expect that the actual revolution will be that of fleeing, not fighting. And if so a very, very sad ending to what once was the shining beacon of hope.