Now this is interesting: The Wall Street Journal ran an article yesterday about Igor Panarin's prediction that the United States will break up.

Panarin is the same guy whose predictions I blogged about over a month ago, when his predictions were reported in the Russian Press. I've long held the belief that, if it could happen to the U.S.S.R., militarily spending itself into oblivion, then it could happen to the U.S.A.

Because it was coming from the Russian Press back then, I suspected it might be a bit of information warfare on the part of the Russians. In the information age, there are memes that can be used to demoralize a people -- in this case, the idea of a break-up could be used to further weaken the U.S.

What I never expected to see was the stodgy Wall Street Journal picking up this story. This intrigues me. Why cover this story... and why now? Why propagate this meme among the financial elites of the United States?

I cannot help but see Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch's hand in this somehow (Murdoch recently purchased the WSJ). His M.O. is all about propaganda for his particular right-wing agenda, and I am wondering... is there more to this than just an interesting story?

We'll have to watch and see...
As [livejournal.com profile] detailbear can attest to, I have making this same prediction for a decade now myself. It's one of the reasons I won't move back to the Red States.

From RIA Novosti, the Russian Press Agency:

Russian analyst predicts decline and breakup of U.S.

MOSCOW, November 24 (RIA Novosti) - A leading Russian political analyst has said the economic turmoil in the United States has confirmed his long-held view that the country is heading for collapse, and will divide into separate parts.

Professor Igor Panarin said in an interview with the respected daily Izvestia published on Monday: "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."

Read more Russian prognosticating )
kevyn: (buccaneer boots)
( May. 21st, 2008 06:30 pm)
I sat in class today, trying to take notes, but my mind kept wandering back to Dylan.

I miss him so.

I want him. I NEED him.

But he doesn't want me.

I don't want to be a fool, throwing myself after someone who cannot truly appreciate what I have to offer.

That would be pathetic.

I suppose I should remember the old poem, about if you love someone, set them free. If they come back to you, they're yours. If not, they never were.

*sigh*
Dylan loves me too much to cut me free. He'd never abandon me because of who I am inside.

This relationship isn't over. Mark my words.
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