When I was doing consultant work for the government one of the things we were constantly doing was trying to predict the future. We would guess what China was up to or the broken up Soviet bloc; what technologies could come about and negate our strategic advantage? It was our job to expect the unexpected. We would use every scrap of data at our disposal and then project many possible futures. One of the recurring themes, incorporated into many of these long term projections, was a “turning point” where irrevocable damage to the US can’t be reversed because of natural declines in infrastructure, resources or human intelligence.
I recall working on a project back in ’94 that projected 2020 as that “turning point” date. The date when US superiority was lost to China, when the US masses were unable, either physically or intellectually, to extract themselves from their own self-inflicted wounds.
With the events of today, I see that date was close to the mark. I was off by eight years. While I diligently projected the birthrates and the gradually declining IQ of each next generation based on available data, I didn’t see the same-sex marriage thing nullifying whole segments of the educated population. That clearly sped things up by eight years.
So this is the “turning point” and the point at which America never really recovers from. No manned space program, massive poverty, food stamps and a population that wants more of the same and can’t dig its way out. The point where self-indulgence trumps self-reliance.
America had a good run. It made a difference. It’s past will still serve as a role model for other developing nations in the future, when they go through their revolutions. While good things will still happen in the world, we have entered a century of decline. It will be impossible to elect a “non-socialist” type President. The demographics were proven tonight.
So now we look forward to a nation that will be bankrupt and foreign owned within 15 years – possibly faster once Obamacare kicks in. Then comes the dismantling of the military which leads to the eventual subjugation and enslavement of Americans, first fiscally and then physically, by our enemies.
Ironically, in the end, much of the dismally poor and starving remnants of America, will greet the new Chinese landlords as liberators and hope they will improve things in America.
There’s no one person to blame; no one President; no one circumstance. It’s the nature of things. It was inevitable. Tide comes in and the tide goes out.
While being wrong about this election is slightly painful, it’s nowhere near as painful as being right about the prediction I made almost two decades ago.
It’s been fun. I hope you all manage to weave your way through the ebb tide and make it safe to some shore where the tide is coming in.
; – )