Implosion of the US System Will Lead To Disintegration
Jack D. Douglas
by Jack D. Douglas: It
Is 'Impossible' for the US To Implode, Right Up to the Moment It
An essay by
Simon Black, sent to me by Wes Drawdy down in South Carolina, is
a very good overview from the ground up of what's happening in the
Spanish Financial Crisis and is very similar to what is already
happening in Greece, Italy and Portugal and will likely soon be
happening in France and northward. He emphasizes the "capital flight"
he could see all around him, people rushing to get their money out
of the Spanish banks before emergency laws impose severe restrictions
on withdrawals, as has already begun in less drastic ways in Italy,
and getting it out of Spain, especially to nearby Andora. The financial
Media are covering this, but they are emphasizing the banks' massive
borrowing to the de facto insolvent Spanish government, which makes
the banks de facto insolvent, while all officials are pretending
this is not yet at the critical level which could produce a full
scale banking panic any day. The Media also do not catch the sense
of growing panic among the people in general, as Black does.
not mention that the banking crisis involves the regional banks,
not just a few Big Banks. He does not mention that the natives are
beginning to revolt. The richest, industrial province of Catalonia
is planning to hold a referendum on secession because the central
government is taxing them severely to help faster sinking provinces,
pushing Catalonia into ever deeper debts it cannot pay. Roughly
75% of the people in Catalonia tell pollsters they want a referendum
on secession. Just yesterday the federal government moved to take
more direct control over Catalan education to Hispanicize the people
more, which was already a major reason the people want to go free.
A few other provinces are rumbling and seem to be moving in the
My life long
friend Bill Marina was Anglo-Hispanic-Cuban. His father and his
family were Spanish-Cubans who moved to Cuba early in the last century.
The family was not from Catalonia, but we paid attention to Catalonia
because they have been so important in Spain and retained much of
Catalan culture and nationalism. I used to remind Bill that Catalonia
would likely rise again some day by simply saying, "Viva Catalonia!,"
to which he merely smiled. I think we were right. I've long thought
the same of my ancestral nation of Scotland and thought it absurd
for such a fine nation dedicated to education, intellectual life,
science, and Adam Smith should be tied to London, though I've also
thought it would be nice to take Cambridge and Oxford and some other
good schools along with them when they break free.
that have already been decentralizing and disintegrating faster
and faster, such as the .K, will very likely disintegrate into their
more tightly, culturally knit local, provincial societies, especially
along the ancient lines of earlier nations. The Irish are already
free, Wales and Scotland have been growing in power with "devolution"
of power from the UK, and now Scotland is becoming more nationalistic.
I expect Italy will likely break up in part, at least losing the
Northern League nations.
The U.S. has
been fighting cultural wars along largely regional lines for decades
and these are now rapidly intensifying under the strains of the
Great US-Global Crisis. The N.E. obviously is a largely foreign
nation to the vast majority of us Americans and we are now more
and more angry over The System and foreign policies they support
and we pay for and suffer from. There are other huge fault lines
among the regions of America, but none are as deep and wide as those
separating the N.E. Nation from the rest of us. I went to major
colleges and taught in some in the NE (Harvard, Princeton, Hopkins,
Dartmouth, Wellesley, Syracuse) for many years of my young adulthood
and there are many things I love about it, especially New England,
but I have lived most of my life in other regions of the U.S. and
am very aware from the ground level that the NE in general (excluding
New Hampshire) is a largely separate nation.
The Big New
York Banks and Big Media and Gargantuan DC now make me feel that
more than ever. The South and other cultural nations are not yet
ready to rise again, but a catastrophic implosion produced by the
insanities of the NE, mostly DC, will change that drastically. If
so, I think Southern Blacks, who have been returning home from the
NE, Middle West, and West, will join in singing "Dixie" and that
will finally end the awful, fatal fault line of the earlier Southern
D. Douglas [send him mail]
is a retired professor of sociology from the University of California
at San Diego. He has published widely on all major aspects of human
beings, most notably The
Myth of the Welfare State.
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