Here's a sci-fi scenario for you: In 2015, the country is split into at two separate entities. The northern and coastal states are incorporated into a new federation with Canada, which is run on technocratic principles and gives rise to cloning farms, genetic engineering, cybernetics and mandatory, lifelong education.
Meanwhile the southern and western states are opened wide for multi-national corporations- relentless drilling, strip-mining, clear-cutting and factory farming have reduced millions of square miles into a moonscape. Unions, minimum wage and OSHA are completely dismantled in this new confederation, as are public education, health care, libraries and other New Deal legacies.
Something out of Firefly or Star Trek?
Maybe not- the shills are revving up the rubes as I write. Huffpost:
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up an anti-tax "tea party" Wednesday with his stance against the federal government and for states' rights as some in his U.S. flag-waving audience shouted, "Secede!"
An animated Perry told the crowd at Austin City Hall -- one of three tea parties he was attending across the state -- that officials in Washington have abandoned the country's founding principles of limited government. He said the federal government is strangling Americans with taxation, spending and debt.
UPDATE: Perry is a Bilderberger, which makes total sense in my little sci-fi scenario. Cheers to Zane for the tip.
UPDATE II: Sci-fi is just sci-fact that hasn't happened yet, dept.: Looks like the shills are onboard- Limbaugh (CFR) and DeLay (CNP) are pushing the meme now. Does anyone still wonder why I don't take politics seriously anymore?