Today’s shutdown of Los Angeles schools due to a terror threat reminded me of something I’ve written about extensively in the past — why I believe the United States ultimately will splinter into a number of independent states/countries.
It’s far too complicated to go into in detail in a Facebook post, but the overarching reason is because the country simply has become too large.
When I lived in New Zealand, I remember once lamenting to a friend that the population had egalitarianism so ingrained in it that it was only a matter of time until a financial collapse — and perhaps an ensuing dictatorship — occurred.
His response was that it would never happen in New Zealand, because with a population only a bit over 3 million people, it was small enough for the sane, well-intentioned minority to keep things under control. I didn’t have to do a lot of research on his point, because common sense told me he was right.
When you scan the globe, tiny countries like Singapore, Taiwan, Switzerland, and most of the Caribbean islands come to mind. None of them are perfect — nothing in this world is — but they’re all small enough to make it easy to prevent poisonous activities like welfare abuse, mass murders, and political correctness from getting out of control.
So with the shutdown of Los Angeles schools today, it’s yet another reminder why the United States ultimately will, either by agreement or through revolution, break into many independent states. How could the country, in its present format (i.e., with almost EVERYTHING being out of control), possibly handle things if nuts, criminals, pranksters, and terrorists decided to make anonymous threats to schools on a regular basis — perhaps a hundred of them in a single day?
The country is so big, so saturated with people who want to do harm to others, and so lax when it comes to preventing and punishing crime, that it’s an invitation for just such a thing to occur. I’d like to be wrong about that, but I doubt that I am.
Of course, from the vantage point of the radical left, the bigger, the better. In fact, people in that nefarious camp have been feverishly working to make things worse for more than a century. Why? Because the worse things get, the easier it is to establish a dictatorship “to protect the people.”