Touching on what was said about immigration in my responses to the posters on the COG, and to the Gay Prof in particular, I will admit that I have probably allowed myself to become a bit more panicked on it than is really needed: although Thomas W. Chittum’s work on The Civil War II and that video made by those Arizonans doing that Border Watch activity seems to imply that a major civil crisis is looming in the future… I will have to temper those observations that maintaining civil order in regions where we have had massive immigration of unassimilating enclaves of foreigners only becomes an issue when the economic order collapses.
SO, for the time being, I’ll partially retract my earlier stements, and will say that horrible racially or ethnically based killing events or other similar massive civil disturances within US borders will not occur too soon.
That kind of an event is difficult to fix a timeline to, although other events which loom in our future could precipitate such a crisis, for example, my pet crisis, Peak Oil.
Peak Oil itself, could arrive earlier or later, (some pundits optimistically place it as late as 2035, others would have us already past the Hubbert Peak, now on the gentler downslope, but not yet into the cataclysmic drop-off point back to Pleistocene living conditions).
I still sound a bit dramatic though, don’t I?