Could this be the future?

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    Taking down America: four scenarios for the end of the American Century by 2025 | Energy Bulletin

    A soft landing for America 40 years from now? Don’t bet on it. The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realistic assessment of domestic and global trends suggests that in 2025, just 15 years from now, it could all be over except for the shouting.

    Despite the aura of omnipotence most empires project, a look at their history should remind us that they are fragile organisms. So delicate is their ecology of power that, when things start to go truly bad, empires regularly unravel with unholy speed: just a year for Portugal, two years for the Soviet Union, eight years for France, 11 years for the Ottomans, 17 years for Great Britain, and, in all likelihood, 22 years for the United States, counting from the crucial year 2003.

    Future historians are likely to identify the Bush administration’s rash invasion of Iraq in that year as the start of America's downfall. However, instead of the bloodshed that marked the end of so many past empires, with cities burning and civilians slaughtered, this twenty-first century imperial collapse could come relatively quietly through the invisible tendrils of economic collapse or cyberwarfare
     
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    Sure as shootin'.....All the fault of BOOOOOOOOOOSH!

    Loser.
     
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    Poverty caused by goverment imposed de-industrialization will be the reason.
     
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    Government control of energy policy guarantees poverty.
     
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    Aside from giving you an excuse to Bush-Bash for the 187,700th time, is there any point here?

    "Demise of the US as a 'global superpower,'" should, I assume, worry me for some reason? Hell, I'd be ticked pink if there was a new "global superpower" that all the mexicans could illegally immigrate into.
     
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    No growth environmentalists assure a declining US.
     
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    Actually, since Obama sold out the American people for tax cuts, they're HIS baby now.
     
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    We need a Southern Wall, US troops on US soil, and as much isolationism as we can stand.
     
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    By "US soil" I assume you include Canada?
     
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    Other than the paltry 2% FICA "holiday" there were no tax cuts.
     

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