The looming economic crisis, along with the decades long destruction of the moral and social fabric of the USA , gave those and a bit more recent similar analysis a bit more credibility. Igor Panarin's prediction of the US demise is the latest. Most commentators either dismiss it out of hand or deem it unrealistic but not entirely impossible. Melik Kaylan's column is particularly scornful.
But the subject of this entry won't be Panarin's writings or Kaylan's response as such, but rather a couple of sentences from them which perfectly captures the thinking of transnational globalists, whether from the right or the left of the political spectrum:
Let us say that the U.S. falls apart and Russia becomes the sole superpower and model for other nations worldwide. What sort of a model would that be? What exactly should other countries emulate?
But why does there always have to be a model to follow? Why must 189 countries around the world always seek to emulate something? Why must they be a carbon-copy of a certain system, why couldn't states create the societies that best suite the historical and cultural development of their peoples?
Such a world is unthinkable to people like Kaylan. The world projected by transnational globalists can not exist without a center, without indispensable factors, without a world leader. It is inconcievable to them that different entities live side by side, staying out of each other's back yard, there has to be an "international community" and "collective progress", regardless whether the subjects like it or not. With all the proclaims of freedom and democracy, transnational globalist attack the fiercest and deny the most the basic element of a free society: individualism.
We have no way of knowing what Russia could offer if it was to remain the solitary super-power, but we know what the US ruling elite, to which Kaylan is ideologically very close has offered in the past decade or so. I'm sorry if I bore you with Star Trek parallels but this one has been going on in my head for quite some time. In Star Trek world, one of the most coveted dream of transantional globalists, a global governement, comes to be. The basis of it, however, is radically different then what the one-world palladins of our reality have in mind. In Star Trek, species and individuals fully retain their characteristics. The suppression of individualty, demands of unconditional obediance and emulation of the central authority, which the Kaylans of the world envision as their ideal, and which are the unavoidable condition of today's "integrations", are not the characteristics of the Federation but rather of the Borg collective. And I don't want to be assimilated.