Sunday, June 6, 2010

America's Chernobyl

The similarities between the Fall of the Soviet Union and the upcoming Fall of the United States are shocking.

Allow us to examine Chernobyl and the American equivalent, the Gulf of Mexico. In essence, both were the very extremely unlikely occurances in the energy sector, without which key ingredient, nothing in a modern society functions. Both cost lives, first in the short term, though the American count was much lower, and will in the long term, though the American version, will be much much higher. Both contaminated a huge area of land and cost the local economies and national economies dearly.

And at this point, my critics will say that my roof has slid off. That I have gone bonkers. How can these two of the greatest or worst man-made disasters be similar?

Well, it is not just the physical aspect of this that we shall consider, dear readers, but the psychological-moral aspect that everyone in the American press is ignoring but that will become very visible over the coming months and short years and which is already in effect in the hearts of those oppressed by this disaster and the government behind it.

Both of these disaster were first and foremost man-made. While natural disaster can not be blamed on government and only the botched responses, they rarely, those botched responses, topple societies and governments. People tend to be more forgiving, since after all, who could have foreseen that the storm would go there...or do that...to that level...or the earth quake... But not so for man-made disasters, where even if by total accident, the view is, it should have been absolutely preventable.

The absolutely half arsed and botched response of the Soviets and the Americans has shown both governments to be 1. absolutely incompetent and unable to defend the needs and livelihoods of their citizens; 2. to be absolutely unfeeling to the plight of the millions directly affected by this; 3. to be extremely heavy handed in the inadequate response, further degrading or destroying the lives of the victims; and 4. to attempt to lie and cover up their own incompetence from their people.

Unfortunately, with disasters of this wide range, that is rather difficult to accomplish, especially as in the Chernobyl cloud and the Gulf oil slick they both go international, invading and affecting the areas of other nations and destroying their economies too.

All this, of course, has the most acidic effect on the moral of the people. Both incidents came as both nations were/are slouching and suffering economically, politically, and morally. Both were already in question of survival. In America, talk of succession is now almost common day, especially in the occupied Confederacy, Kingdom of Hawaii and the annexed Republic of Texas. This will only reinforce the already prevalent feeling that the powers that be do not care about the people or their suffering.

Local politicians will be quick to feed upon this malcontent and will grow their power on the concept of, at best, more decentralized and autonomous power from the central authority or at worst, direct succession.

In the crumbling Soviet Union, five years passed between Chernobyl and the final collapse of the State. In America, the process will be much faster. Why?

Because, unlike the Americans, the Soviets at that point understood their economy was collapsing and were doing what ever possible to preserve it. Though misguided they were under few illusion of what was happening. The Americans are ideologues pure and simple, something the Soviets, at that point, were not. Furthermore, unlike the Soviets, the absolutely and insanely heavy handed action of the American regime is beyond logical comprehension, as all ideologues usually are.

To be equivalent, the Soviet Union would have had to ban all nuclear power plants nation wide, which is equivalently, what Obama and his lords have done. The response was to ban all drilling off shore in America. Never mind that 38% of American oil comes from there, but it will also cost 150 to 200 thousand jobs, from the rig workers to the manufacturing industry producing parts for the service companies that work for the oil companies.

Worst, most of this will hit right in the very states where the oil is destroying fishing and tourism, thus one more blow to already desperate and rather angry people. That this so happens to be the territories of the Republic of Texas and the Confederacy, will only inflame the drive for moral, economic and political freedom from the oppressive and occupational government in Washington.

15 comments:

barry said...

Sad commentary on human evolution , that a certain pain threshhold is required before real change occurs. Im all for dissolving monoliths like SU and US anyway. They benefit no one except plutocrats and their puppets.

Mattexian said...

It is a bit insane, the way most people are going thru their lives ignorant of the bigger picture.

There is enough of a growing support for Texas independence, but I don't think it's reached a critical flashpoint yet. Even with the recent ruling by the Federal's Environmental Protection Agency that Texas is not smart enough to decide on our air cleanliness, in regards to building more refineries around Corpus Christi, folks aren't yet outraged enough. That said, I'm fairly certain that independence _will_ come, it's only a matter of time, as more people are waking up and seeing how useless and impotent the FedGov is, especially with regards to illegal immigration and border security. Right now it looks like the Obama administration is taking orders from Mexico, while still sending 1200 National Guardsmen to give the appearance of "getting tough" and "doing something," but those numbers aren't enough to barely put one soldier along every mile of the Rio Grande river between Texas and Mexico.

However, I doubt we'll see any movement toward independence from our current Governor, Rick Perry, and we really won't see anything if his main opponent, former Houston Mayor Bill White, wins in the upcoming November elections. I don't think White is likely to win, though, because of his Democrat party affiliation, which is becoming a "kiss of death" in many elections this year, due to Obama's growing unpopularity.

cletus said...

except for the fact that America's chernobyl has been caused by a british company. as well as the fact that the mess will be cleaned up much faster. oil does not have a "half life".

David B. Carvalho said...

There's another big difference: the American government is a revolutionary government, therefore, purely ideological. The 80's Soviet government was post-revolutionary, so it was much more economically reasonable than it was in the Lenin and Stalin years.

So, what we see is the fall of the American Duma and rise of the United Soviet States of America, the ССША. For them, this may be just the beginning of the nightmare.

It's "secession", not "succession".

vonbach said...

This is far worse than Chernobyl. This is probably the
biggest environmental catastrophe ever. The oceans
will die over this. I think your right we are nearing
the end of the federal government.

Matthew Saroff said...

Mattexian:

If Texas wants to secede, I'll hold the door open for them.

Evan said...

You're not the first Russian I've seen making this comparison, so I suppose the parallel must be very striking.

http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2010/05/american-chernobyl.html
http://cluborlov.blogspot.com/2010/05/lost-leaders.html

teacher.paris said...

There is hope for America.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxBDsr6T-AE

There is no hope for France.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBuKuA9nHsw

grafox said...

From deep within 'flyover' America --- Americans still have a deep belief in the electoral system. We can be patient because we really believe we can change things in the next election. Until this hope collapses America's unity will hold.

JAwuku said...

And here is another comparison between Chernobyl and Deepwater Horizon:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/6/10/94053/2632

Bob said...

@Stanislav
Brilliant commentary Stanislav. Keep up the good work. As US citizen, I must rely on foreign news sources and blogs to get any idea what the hell is going on in the real world. Your blog is one of the finest.
By the way, ironic you should post “America’s Chernobyl” on the 66th anniversary of the US/Brit/Allied landing in Europe and the final chapter of Hitler’s “Fortress Europe”.

Regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and the resulting catastrophic Gulf oil leak, US conservative talk radio commenter Michael Savage recently referenced a news article from Sorcha Faal, dated May 1, 2010:

“US Orders Blackout Over North Korean Torpedoing Of Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rig”

http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1367.htm

claiming the rig destruction was the result of action by a North Korean mini-sub attack first torpedoing the rig and then suicidally detonating itself beneath the rig.

Sorcha Faal credits its information source to a report generated by the Russian Northern Fleet. Stan, I’m sure you are familiar with “Sorcha-Faal” and his/hers/it’s many…UH…troubling commentaries attribubuting much of it’s critical information to sources within the Russian intelligence community.

Questions:

Are you familiar with “Sorcha-Faal” and what is your assessment of the credibility of its Deep Water Horizon report??

What is your assessment of Sorcha-Faal credibility with respect to its numerous other troubling reports/commentaries in which Russian intelligence sources are cited??

I would appreciate any insights/comments you might care to offer.

Cobra said...

Bob,
Sometimes, That source seems to be wrong, but sometimes the source was right.
I'd like to know more about this source, too.

Bob said...

I vaguely recall hearing a report a short while ago to the effect that a French offer of a "deep diving" submersible vehicle was turned down/declined down by the US administration. Anyone else see this news item or have a link to the story. I'm curious as to WHY such an offer would be refused unless the US already has that capability in service at the site and scanning the wreckage at the bottom to help determine the cause if possible. I'm sure the US government would not hide or conceal anything...choke...gasp.

david said...

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/06/an_american_chernobyl.html

Stanislav said...

@David,

Yes this is not the first time that the American Thinker has come out with a rehashed version of one of my articles, and even with a slightly rehashed version of the title...this one is hardly even rehashed.

Last time they were called out on it.