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Disunited States of America | Luis Britto Garcia


Two common places overshadow our vision of the former world's leading power. One, that their strength is due to the fact that they remained united. Two, that due to the melting pot, the homogenizing tendency of democracy and the media, its population would be culturally homogeneous. Let's go to the first one. The United States does not result from the union of peoples, but from a ruthless rampage that exterminated a large part of the original population; devoured a French North America that stretched from present-day Canada to New Orleans, stole more than half of its territory from Mexico, bought Alaska, and invaded and annexed towns such as Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Samoa, the Mariana Islands, and Guam. Thanks to this expansion, and to the unlimited availability of slave and quasi-slave labor by hired immigrants, the United States was able to exploit more natural wealth than any other country on earth, survive the first attempt at secession, and become an empire by imposing its hegemony through a network of almost a thousand military bases to the hemisphere and to an exhausted and war-torn Old World.


We go with the second commonplace: the supposed American cultural homogeneity. Violent conquests like the aforementioned subjugate populations whose cultures refuse to disappear by decree. In my 1991 book The Countercultural Empire: From Rock to Postmodernity, I pointed out that the United States is actually a tight puzzle of indigenous, Anglo-Saxon, Afro-descendant, Latin American, Italian-American, Muslim, and Asian cultures, subcultures, and countercultures, among others. An industrial production that unifies merchandise does not necessarily homogenize cultures. Every empire that occupies, dismantles or destabilizes countries causes flows of refugees within their borders, whose assimilation is problematic in systems marked by racism, prejudice and economic and social inequality.


Let's look at the result. A set of papers, many signed by Americans, warn of a probable or imminent disintegration of the former first power. Empires larger than or comparable in size to that of the United States have crumbled over the centuries. Arnold Toynbee, in his memorable Study of Story, points out that every empire creates two proletariat, one external and the other internal, under whose force it collapses.


Let's move on to the present. The American Jared A Brock maintains that “America will soon be divided into twelve countries: it is inevitable and I explain why ”. He documented that "about half of all Americans want to separate from the union in one direction or another." That "31% think a civil war is likely within the next five years, with Democrats thinking it is more than likely." That "32% of Californians already approve of Calexit (California's exit from the Union), which would make it the fifth largest economy in the world." And that "hundreds of corporations with market areas larger than many countries are desperate to free themselves from any kind of democratic government."


Another American, Andrew Tanner complements these forecasts by setting a date. In The bitter future of America predicts that "America is destined to collapse in this decade - the problem is not when, but with what degree of violence." Tanner points out that no nation can survive when it allows hundreds of thousands to perish in a plague that less wealthy nations have controlled; when it lacks a universal public health care system; when about half of its citizens are on the verge of falling into poverty; when 40% of its population believes that the elections were fraudulent; when 30% of the electorate abstains. When more than 50% of the discretionary portion of the federal budget - the one paid by federal income taxes - goes to military spending. Tanner adds that the United States is a myth, since “the social system faces a pronounced change in generational norms, while the economic one is struggling with severe inequality and the political - already archaic - has been torn by chaos in the other two ”. Tanner predicts a secession into eight parts, determined by the dominance of political ideologies in each.


Let us rest from American views, perhaps biased. Consider the criteria of Andrei Martyanov, a former Soviet Navy officer who moved to the United States in 1995 to serve on the board of a private aerospace company. In Disintegration: Indicators of the coming American Collapse, he notes that “America is no longer a nation. It doesn't even come close to it (…). It is a falsehood, it always was, and it cannot prevent disintegration ”. Martyanov's stronghold are the devastating figures. According to the Survey of Mothers with Children 40,1 years and under, 25% reported domestic food insecurity since the start of the pandemic. In the 11s, manufacturing reported 2019% of GDP; now, only 10,8% of this, due to which five million jobs have left the country since the turn of the century. In 25,7, the United States produced XNUMX million vehicles, and China XNUMX million. (Martyanov: Disintegration: Indicators of the Coming American Collapse, Clarity Press Inc).


Finally, let us quote Thierry Meyssan, a well-considered analyst whose criteria are often true: “the American population is experiencing a crisis of civilization and is heading inexorably towards a new civil war, which should logically lead to the division of their country. That instability would also end the hyperpower status that the West still maintains ”(“ 2020 US Presidential Election Open your eyes! ”Https://


I lack the magic ball to predict the future and the arrogance to impose my wishes on others. I would suggest that the United States stop interfering in the internal affairs of other countries and deal with its own very serious problems.