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Well, there you go...without knowing offhand what US agricultural surpluses are, I'll say this: Americans aren't exceptional, they're exactly like every other society in history (which is why I opened this post with Tyuchev's dictum).

However, when the politicians lose all legitimacy (think crazy ideologues elected, who totally lack any capacity to govern), the food runs out (think drought in the midwest, plague killing our livestock, and fished out coastal waters), and middle class America finds itself freezing because they cannot afford to heat their homes, you'll have a nuclear-armed nation in the grip of a civil war. It won't be pretty.

We're not there yet. And rest assured, I'll find an internet connection somewhere, somehow, to report on all of it.

"It Can't Be Just About Us"
--Frank Schnittger, ETian Extraordinaire

by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Sun Oct 26th, 2008 at 09:23:56 AM EST
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