Russian professor Igor Panarin, reportedly a very affable guy, is brightening the new year for his countrymen and women with his theory about the U.S.
Referred to as Panarin’s Disintegration, it predicts the dissolution of the U.S. in 2010.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Panarin, a former KGB analyst well known in the Kremlin, foresees mass immigration, economic collapse, and moral decline leading to a civil war in the U.S. next fall. The western states will fall under Chinese influence, the eastern states will go to Europe, the north central states to Canada, and the south to Mexico. Alaska reverts to Russian control and Hawaii to southeast Asia.
This is the result, according to Panarin:
It’s easy to see how such a prediction would make Panarin a popular figure in today’s Russia. It is very reminiscent of the 1950s and ’60s when Premier Nikita Khrushchev often boasted, “We will bury you.” We all know how that turned out.
Looking at the map, I’d have to say Russia can have Alaska back as long as they take Sarah Palin. And knowing what I do about the Southwest, I think Arizona will go to Mexico, not China. There’s also a great deal of Hispanic influence and influx here in Colorado, but I’m pleased to see Panarin put us in the Canadian bloc, where there’s likely to be a better economic future. Most of my family lives in Oklahoma, however, and I’m concerned about that; I’ll have to write to Panarin and ask about border fences. If mass immigration is going to contribute to the Disintegration, he surely must have something in mind to control it in the future.
Okay, everybody, you’ve been warned. If you don’t like your assignment, you’d better start planning your move today. In this market, it’s going to take a while to get that house sold and find a new job.