I Can See the Future

Trigger Warning: Conservatives will not like this blog

It’s true. I can see the future. In 1967 while in college I wrote a paper predicting the failure in Vietnam much as it would happen in 1975. In 1972 I predicted the failure of the Great Society programs of the Johnson administration. Five years before it happened I predicted the dissolution of the Soviet Union and I predicted the outcome of our wretched attempt in Afghanistan. It is, in fact, one of the reasons I decided to retire from the Agency at 57. I have made other less important predictions, as in ‘this will not have a happy ending,’that have come to fruition, but the point is that on the grand scale I can see the future and so can you.

That I can see the future isn’t because I’m a high functioning autistic ( although I have been diagnosed as such) and have some sort of mathematical algorithm forming mechanism hidden in my brain. The reason is simply that I have studied the past with an emphasis on the human condition and understand what is and what isn’t possible given certain sets of circumstances.

I often write about what will happen in my novels and short stories. Although it is sometimes difficult when aiming for a happy ending, I believe in having stories with happy endings. This is because there is so much tragedy and victimhood in today’s world. Everybody seems to be a victim, except for those who are successful. Then, unfortunately, schadenfreude happens and they become victims of the “if we can’t be happy, neither can you” mentality.

I’ve written a number of books and stories that, alas, very few people have read. In these books and stories, I discuss the human condition and what makes human nature more predictable than Mother Nature. As I mentioned, I predicted the outcome of the Vietnam War, not because I was clairvoyant, but because I had studied the history of how democracies come to be. There must be a stable middle class and a concept of individuals being empowered by a compact. Additionally, there must be a group of citizens willing to step forward and then away from the trappings of power. That is, corruption must be at a minimum, or at least under control. None of these things/conditions existed in Vietnam. In many cases, it was more backward than even Afghanistan, where almost every empire of the Anno Domini era had broken its swords on the rocks of the Hindu Kush mountains. It was easy to predict Afghanistan’s fate. Why should the experience of the U.S. be different from any of the other empires that tried to subdue the region? It wasn’t.

Johnson’s social programs were going to fail because Idealists built them from their own thoughts of how things should be. They never really considered the people (and their culture) for whom they were building the programs. They started with the premise that everyone shared the dream of having a productive job and being independent. That wasn’t the case. They had already established so many safety net programs that people didn’t have to work. Additionally, they penalized the working poor with these regulations driving males out of the household. It was easy to predict.

The Soviet Union was also an easy call. Communism as practiced in the USSR was both hypocritical and corrupt. The Soviet experience in Afghanistan drove wedges between those who had to fight and those of a protected class. When you looked at Soviet military equipment it was impressive on the outside but basic on the inside. So too was the Soviet culture. Afghanistan was the Soviet Union’s American Vietnam experience.

I have written, but no one has read. I have cried into the void as if shouting into the winds of a hurricane. But I am not the only one who can predict such things. Many others more astute at observation of the human condition and how humans interact have reached into history to make predictions about the future. And then there are the soothsayers, the gods made Cassandra mad, they sent a sea serpent to devour Laocoon, John the Baptist was beheaded. We don’t know what happened to Shakespeare’s soothsayer who warned Caesar about the Ides of March but I’ll bet the conspirators probably had him taken out as well.

And now the prediction. As much as I would like to be wrong I’m not. The Collectivists are going to win. I wrote this in one of my unread novels “They’ve Crossed the Rubicon” which is being serialized on Kindle Vella. Just the sheer weight of the population will eventually force nationalized resource management and once that happens the boundaries of states will fall and one size will fit all. We’ll no longer be the United States of America. We’ll just be America. So, you see there is a strategy behind the open borders policy. We’re already running out of ground water and there is an epic housing shortage. There is a nation wide surge in criminal activity and a drug crisis with the north of Mexico in the hands of ISIS like groups.

More and more people, less water, fewer housing units, more crime, and the list goes on. It will take a completely authoritarian government to control the situation and you will become a member of the collective. There are other reasons but I’ve gone on long enough in this blog.

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