Disintegration: Indicators of the Coming American Collapse

Disintegration: Indicators of the Coming American Collapse

by Andrei Martyanov
Disintegration: Indicators of the Coming American Collapse

Disintegration: Indicators of the Coming American Collapse

by Andrei Martyanov


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The United States is undergoing a profound and radical transformation, all features of which point to the fact of its departure at an accelerated rate from its largely self-proclaimed status as a global hegemon. The United States has lost ground in every single category that defines the power and status of a nation in relation to its rivals.
This book delves into the reasons for a catastrophic decline of the American nation, addressing a range of factors from the economic (especially energy), to cultural, technological and military factors. America's deindustrialized economy is now deeply affected by what can only be described as a massacre of her small and middle-size businesses and the implosion of the US commercial aerospace industry. America's only driver of real growth, the shale oil industry, is facing realities which may make the Great Depression pale in comparison.
Disintegration also seeks answers to the precipitous moral and professional decline of the always mediocre qualities of the American elites, from the corridors of political power to those of the military and business, now spiraling out of control.
More alarmingly, the trend also points to the possibility of the actual physical disintegration of the United States as a unified entity—whether the divisions are ethnic or ideological.
The most profound fault line is cultural—between the Coastal self-proclaimed elites backed by the secular, liberal media and deep state, who promote the most radical ideologies as it concerns gender and race, and the working class majority whom the former polemicize as deplorables, Christian fundamentalists, white supremacists, and climate and science denialists.
Investigating these factors sheds light on America's future which holds very little promise for the country which had once proclaimed itself to be a shining city on the hill. The American collapse is not just coming, we are presently experiencing it.
How can we deal with a catastrophe which is unfolding before our very eyes?
Disintegration lays out some possibilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949762341
Publisher: Clarity Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2021
Pages: 246
Sales rank: 119,242
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

ANDREI MARTYANOV is an expert on Russian military and naval issues. He was born in Baku, USSR, graduated from the Kirov Naval Red Banner Academy and served as an officer on the ships and staff position of Soviet Coast Guard through 1990. He took part in the events in the Caucasus which led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. In mid-1990s he moved to the United States where he worked as Laboratory Director in a commercial aerospace group. He is a frequent blogger on the US Naval Institute Blog. He is author of Losing Military Supremacy and The Real Revolution in Military Affairs

Read an Excerpt

This generation has become the hostage of the debauchery in economics, foreign relations and culture that the Baby Boomers' generation, most of whom never experienced any kind of serious difficulty in life other than boredom, unleashed on both the United States and the world, the minute they found themselves off balance due to trends in the world which originated in the scientific and technological revolution, which also globalized the world through the electronic mass-media.
This was the downfall of what has become commonly known as the Davos Culture. The expanding freedom of exchange of ideas and information (now being curtailed), disclosed to many that for all the glitz and glamour of the dot.com billionaires and the “green” evangelicals, the world was and is still operating based on energy, machines, real production, and what amounts to basic physics and mathematics. IPhones do not grow on trees. They require gigantic resource extraction and processing cycles, which involve millions of people still getting every day into the coal mines somewhere in China. They require an electrical grid, the CNC and lithography machinery, which is being built around the world; they require massive metal ships and aircraft made out of aluminum, requiring bauxite to be extracted from the ground, they require the millions upon millions of engineers, designers, workers, doctors, and teachers who run the actual wheels of modern civilization. America has forgotten how it all works.
It couldn't have been otherwise. An increasingly pornographic culture dominated by celebrities, sports stars and media personalities, most of whom are barely educated in any practical sense but are nonetheless enabled to pontificate on subjects they have no clue about—such a culture was inevitably destined to crash. It was also destined to ignore the most important features underpinning modernity—the proper valuation of labor and the distribution and control of the national treasure—while focusing on fake intricacies of the “equality” of races and genders.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Consumption 7

Chapter 2 Affluenza 22

Chapter 3 Geoeconomics 40

Chapter 4 Energy 59

Chapter 5 Making Things 82

Chapter 6 Western Elites 110

Chapter 7 Losing the Arms Race 151

Chapter 8 Empire Über Alles-Including Americans 190

Chapter 9 To Be or Not To Be 203

Conclusion: Not Exceptional, Not Free, Not Prosperous-Not America? 225

Index 237

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