APOCALYPSE SOON by Nicholas Carter

December 1989

Imagine spending $100 million dollars for a football team (the Dallas Cowboys)! Imagine tens of millions of Americans spending billions of dollars per year on college and professional sports that have been corrupted by greed, sky-high salaries and falsified academic records ... on the uncivilized garbage known as Rock/Pop music ... and on movies produced by a small group of elitists in Hollywood, who despise America in general, and white Gentile Americans in particular (in just 122 days, the flic about the comic book freak, "Batman," collected nearly one-quarter of a billion dollars in domestic box-office earnings)!

Imagine Tokyo money manipulators trading American currency at a rate of $200 billion a day! Imagine a national debt tripling from $645 billion late in the Carter years to nearly $1.75 trillion in 1985 ... $25 billion per year in federal spending going to giant farming corporations known as agribusinesses that do not really need it ... and billions of hard-earned taxpayers money in foreign aid going to the Mideast, South America, Black Africa, Israel, and elsewhere, where much of it is used to maintain totalitarian systems, with the rest of it winding up in the pockets of local politicians!

Imagine spending $300 billion a year to provide a nuclear umbrella for Japan, nearly $800 billion a year to defend all of Western Europe, and countless billions more to support troops and military bases in dozens of additional countries around the world, while spending virtually nothing to defend the borders of the United States!

I could go on; but these examples, indicating as they do, individual and governmental irresponsibility on an obscenely humongous scale, should suffice to make the point that America's days of wine and roses may very well be numbered because of our "live for the moment" excesses.

The degree to which a democratic system is viable is directly proportional to the number of people within that system who are dedicated to living responsible lives – not only with regard to educational, occupational and general living habits, but to the extent of exercising accountability across the board to even the smallest area of liability such as closing water taps and avoiding littering. Liberals and professional Jews love to proclaim that American democracy – a constitutionally limited republic, actually – works but they don't know why. To admit that they know why democracy works would mean having to admit that the concept has never worked for any sustained period of time in any society on earth except those belonging to the Western world nations, in other words, which have been, or are, mostly White or White controlled. The American politico-economic system has survived for 200 years precisely because the "civilizing process" – the increase of individual responsibility – has developed to the greatest degree in Western societies. Most White Americans have dedicated their lives to living responsibly – studying, learning, working hard, building homes, raising families, creating, inventing, paying taxes – and achieving what came to be known as the "American Dream" because of their very material and moral accomplishments.

Since World War II, however, individual and governmental irresponsibility has increased in direct proportion to the darkening of the nation due the high birthrate on the part of Black Americans and the influx of millions of non-White aliens and refugees into the country, and an ever-increasing political and economic involvement on an international scale.

What is happening to the American Dream? Is it becoming more and more nightmarish and less and less visionary? Not according to some contemporary "futurists" who tell us that we're heading for a rosy 21st century. We will be living better in almost every way by 2000, they assure us. The United States will be wealthier and more tranquil as a nation, more peaceful and less contentious largely because technology will have made it a more affluent and egalitarian society, a happier place because it will finally have adopted national solutions to such problems as drug abuse and failing educational standards by the turn of the century. (Say what!?!)

These are remarkably confident predictions considering the fact that the future is difficult to predict. It isn't easy to separate what may be relatively true from what may be palpably false when all one has to work with are lies, damn lies and statistics. Even "social scientists," armed with their probability theories, statistical analyses, and meta-theoretic strategies for decision under uncertainty, invariably receive more "F's" that "A's" when it comes to prophetology. Human ingenuity is so remarkable, innovative, and randomly deterministic, it's virtually impossible to know whether the ridiculous or the sublime will prevail to one degree or another at any given time. Or so it seems.

On the other hand, consider the down-to-earth parlance of a street philosopher: "It ain't no big deal. You gots to know where you comin' from to know where you at; and you gots to know where you at to know where you goin'." (Works for me!)

First, education. It appears that by 2010 there won't be many jobs left that don't require skill in using powerful computers and telecommunications systems. The class of 2000 will be exposed to more information in one year than their grandparents encountered in their entire lives. By the time today's kindergartners will graduate from high school, the amount of knowledge in the world will have doubled four times. That's how fast the world is moving – much faster than most American students seem to be capable of moving.

Conservatively, it is estimated that one million high-school students now drop out each year – about 30 percent of the total, on average, throughout the United States. In some school districts, the dropout rate, mostly non-Whites, exceeds 50 percent. By the time the class of 2000 graduates from high-school, minorities will dominate the school population in 53 major American cities. Minority groups, we are frequently reminded, traditionally require more individual attention from teachers if they are to succeed in school. Ergo, many more teachers will be needed in the near future; but where are they going to come from? Only eight percent of college freshmen now say they are interested in joining the ill-paid, low-prestige field of teaching. Much more money will be needed if an enormous and capable teaching staff is ever to be recruited; but where will the money come from? And what can be done about the non-White dropout rate that will proportionally increase as the non-White student population increases?

In the face of this unflattering portrait of modern education, we are expected to believe that in just one decade there will be a lower dropout rate, an abundance of wise, new teachers, lower rates of violence and drug use, and fewer disruptive rampages in the classrooms. What we really face in the future because of our increasingly minorityized school system is chronic unemployment on a scale unthought of in this country, and a much lower standard of living across the board.

As a monied class, America has grown – statistically speaking, that is. Since 1979, average household income ($34,017 in 1988) has risen about ten percent after adjusting for inflation. The gain since 1967 is roughly one-third.. (Yawnnn ... ) Are all the boats being lifted by this rising tide of prosperity? Not exactly. As usual, the gap between the well-off (mostly white Gentiles and Jews) and the non-well-off (mostly non-Whites) continues to grow. The proportion of households headed by a woman, usually with children, has grown; the influx of illegals and other immigrants continues to permanently enlarge the poverty pool; and the earnings of high-school graduates, reflecting perhaps a demand for higher skills, are dropping compared to college graduates of the same age.

Meanwhile, the homeless have increased in America – some say by the millions. Because of poverty and unemployment? Not according to some statisticians, who tell us that poverty and unemployment are declining. One social scientist claims that big city rent control is the culprit. Rent control makes it unprofitable for private developers to build new apartments for the poor and the middle class, and for budding owners to maintain existing ones. Regardless of the cause(s), we can probably look forward to one hell of a lot more homeless people in the future.

What will the official spending patterns be by 2025? Forecasts tell us that one-third of the budget will go to people over the age of 65, with one-fifth going to defense. These figures point directly to the phenomenon known as the graying of America: The numbers of the elderly from age 65 and up are rapidly increasing. As surprising as it may seem, the 70-and-over age group is among the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. We are living longer. By 2000 there will be more than 100,000 Americans over the age of 100. (Irreverent question: How many of them will be smokers, drinkers and drug users?)

Since Caucasians are still by far the largest racial group in the country, what the rapidly increasing graying of America means, horror of horrors, is that more and more non-White workers will be laboring to support more and more elderly White people well into the future. Already, the liberal-minority coalition is whining about the "unfairness" of today's retired people (mostly White) receiving Social Security benefits that are two to five times what they and their employers contributed in payroll taxes, plus interest earned.

Not factored into this equation is the additional value of citizens who have distinguished their long lives by living responsibly. Does the fact that they avoided crime, ignorance, unfairness, indecency and laziness while they supported the country with their labors and taxes lose all value to the State when they can no longer work and pay taxes? The answer, it seems, is YES – when the equation involves Caucasians vs. non-Whites. (A word of warning to the liberal-minority coalition: Elderly Jews will not sit still for an assault of this nature.)

On the Social Security field of battle, it's impossible to know what to believe because of the conflicting views held by optimists on the one hand who tell us that the fund will be solvent well into the next century, and by pessimists on the other who declare that by 2005 the fund will be running a deficit of $440 billion. Of one thing we can be sure: A war between racial generations – the White elderly vs. the non-White work force – is in our future.

Are we going to win the drug war? Not freaking likely, considering the fact that drugs like "crack" and "speed" (methamphetamines), which can be easily synthesized from readily available chemicals, are gaining popularity. The highly pure crystal methamphetamine known as "ice" – a potent, smokable form of the drug – is now the "high" of choice in East Asia. Known also as "meth," the drug has been widely used in America in its powdered form, usually taken by injection, snorted or ingested. But now a pure grade of crystal meth is being cooked in laboratories in South Korea and other parts of Asia and smuggled into Hawaii where it's rapidly spreading and to the U.S. mainland where it's also catching on.

The appeal of ice is insidious. It provides smokers with a more intense and longer period of euphoria – from 4 to 12 hours compared to about 20 minutes for crack. Little wonder that it's becoming popular. As if ice isn't bad enough in its pure crystal form, a smokable mixture of speed and crack called "croak" has been spreading and could rival cocaine as the most widely used illegal drug in the future. (Interesting name, "croak" – a crude euphemism for death. "Poor Ed. He croaked.")

Unfortunately – and typically – so many notions for solving the drug problem have been run up the flagpole, nobody knows whether to salute or go blind. A thousand years from now, we'll still be arguing about this dilemma – if there's anybody left. Indeed, there's so much anti-drug confusion, it's not surprising that objective studies of the problem are a low priority in Washington. The political mind can take only so much confusion before it self-destructs, I suppose.

The United States now has more diagnosed cases of AIDS than any other nation in the world. Perhaps the disease will be under control by the turn of the century. But the need to care for millions of AIDS patients by that time will cost each taxpayer hundreds of dollars. Before the disease is controlled, though, it's estimated that the deadly love-virus will kill at least 25 times as many Americans as died in the Viet Nam war.

Because the AIDS virus is one of many that mutate rapidly, it theoretically could exchange genes with other mutable viruses. Should this unique condition occur within the tissues of an AIDS patient who contracts the flu, for example, the jostling of the AIDS and flu viruses together would result in the passage of a few critical genes or gene sequences from one pathogen to the other. The resulting Frankenstein would be an AIDS virus that could move, flu-like, from one victim to the next – in a sneeze. (Thanks a lot, Mother Nature!)

On a lighter note, ponder the fact that we are drowning in our own garbage – with only a small percentage of it, as compared with Western European and Japanese trash, being recycled. Think of it: 16 billion disposable diapers, 2 billion razors and razor blades, 220 million tires, more glass and aluminum than existed in the entire world prior to World War II, in tandem with millions of tons of hospital waste generated throughout the country – all in one year – as we Americans continue to create twice as much garbage per person as any other industrialized nation, with the total expected to continue growing. It's estimated that by 1993, two thousand more landfills will have been shut down; and by the year 2000 nearly three-fourths of America's cities will have nowhere to dump their trash. I won't bore you with additional tales about toxic waste, and the nearly 50,000 tons of dangerously radioactive nuclear waste known as "radwaste" that will be in storage by the turn of the century.

And what are we going to do when we run out of water? The Great Plains states of Nebraska, Kansas, parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas draw most of their water from the vast reservoir known as the Ogallala Aquifer. The Dust Bowl of the 1930s was turned into a farming center that grows much of the nation's corn, wheat, sorghum and cotton, by that water. Due to an enormous drain on the water year after year, however, the aquifer is rapidly drying up. By 2000 many Great Plains farmers will be faced with dry-land farming only, and a couple of decades later, the six states that depend on the Ogallala will have lost millions of acres of irrigated farmland. Out California way, just one lengthy drought coupled with the destruction of the aqueduct bringing water from the north by an earthquake could turn overcrowded and alien overrun Los Angeles county into a Death Valleyish nightmare.

Regarding the alien infestation of America, the experts tell us that by the turn of the century, there will be 30 million Hispanics in the country. Because statistics of this sort are always conservative, the figure will undoubtedly be much closer to 50 million. When we add to that number the many Asians and Middle Easterners who will have poured into the country by that time, it's possible to see that the ripple effect of this incredible invasion may be far worse in the long run. By now, tens of thousands of new non-White citizens – infants, born to illegal aliens and refugees – have been added to the population; and their numbers will continue to increase into the foreseeable future. Each of them will have many relations from the closest to the remotest in Third World countries who will demand to come to America to join their relatives. Ergo, the future may hold an even greater invasion of non-Whites than the one we are now experiencing.

Incidentally, the first word from the latest INS Commissioner, Gene McNary, who was confirmed by the Senate on October 24th, is that he opposes digging a 4.5-mile ditch along the Southern border to discourage illegal crossings from Mexico. "Let's secure the border in a more humane way," he suggests, "such as repairing fences." (Right on! And let's put bandaids on the San Andreas fault.)

And the latest word from the no-mans-land along the Southern border reveals that the number of U.S. Border Patrol agents on duty in the San Diego area has plummeted to a four-year low. Not that Border Patrol staffing nationwide hasn't risen in recent years; but the San Diego sector has declined consistently since 1985. Intriguing, isn't it, considering the fact that it's estimated that almost half of the illegal entries are made along that ten-mile section of the border. Makes it easier, though, for human mules carrying 50 to 80 pounds apiece to smuggle cocaine into Southern California. It's a safe bet that much of the 22 tons of the drug seized recently in Sylmar, a suburb of Los Angeles, was carted into the country on the backs of mules. And a basically unprotected border makes it easier for criminals of every stripe and hue to enter the country, not to mention terrorists from Nicaragua, Columbia, and other points North, East, South and West.

Speaking of terrorism – as frightening as it may sound, we must face the fact that the engineers of subversive violence now have a whole new range of weapons to use against their targets: small, light and powerful "Stinger" handheld rockets; computer viruses; electromagnetic pulse generators that can wipe out the data in a computer's memory; the human bomb which was used so successfully in Beirut; chemical and biological weapons that can be concocted from cheap and readily available materials like pesticide and fertilizer components; and, because at least 100 pounds of plutonium are missing from various supposedly heavily guarded sites and shipments around the world, nuclear weapons, which seem to be horrifyingly easy to produce these days.

For a couple of prime and lightly guarded targets, consider these: Fewer than ten regional switching stations control virtually all telephone communications in all the large cities in the U.S.; they are all vulnerable. And two bridges, one over the Ohio River near Cincinnati, the other over the Potomac near Washington, handle all the north-south rail traffic in the Eastern U.S. It would appear that America is the least guarded supermarket in the world, for the simple reason that we Americans (specifically the liberal-minority coalition that rules the American Establishment), have no will to defend ourselves. We are undoubtedly going to have to learn the hard way just how vulnerable we are.

On another radically challenging front, scarcely a day goes by that science and technology don't alter the world. The computer revolution, well under way, eliminated half of the manufacturing jobs that existed in this country in the late 1970s. In the near future, half of the remaining manufacturing positions will vanish under the influence of computers, along with the positions of an increasing number of executives like the three million or so who found themselves jobless in the 1980s. How many workers in all categories will follow them into the unemployment lines over the next 50 years? And what of the millions of Black and Hispanic high-school dropouts who will never find legitimate work? Will there be enough employment within the drug, prostitution, pimp, crime, and revolution industries for all of them?

A great deal of God-posturing on the part of the doctors will prevail within the medical profession forevermore – or for just as long as we continue to live longer and longer, and technology continues to produce more and more miraculous life-saving equipment and drugs. As of now, the remarkable technologies that save, or prolong, thousands of lives are causing a plethora of ethical problems due to the decisions that must be made regarding the saving of the few among the many. Equally worrisome are the rapidly increasing medical costs of these modern innovations. Premature infants who 20 years ago would have died are now saved at a cost of $2 billion per year. Dialysis treatments for about 60,000 patients costs another $2 billion. And roughly one-third of Medicare funds – $150,000 per patient – go to support people in the last six months of their lives, many of whom have little or no chance of recovery. Needless to say, none of these high-tech wonders are available for impoverished Americans who have no health insurance.

By 2000, hopefully, the terminally ill throughout the nation will have the right to refuse medical treatment that might prolong their lives temporarily. A final note from our medical horoscope: More and more aborted fetuses will wind up in hospital trash.

For the next 50 years, the United States may remain the most powerful country in the world. But, as our society rapidly darkens, we will inevitably become a nation on a war footing, in every sense, with increasing crime, drug abuse, unemployment, welfarism, open warfare along the border with Mexico, and racial warfare in our largest cities between Blacks and those ethnic minorities who are crowding Black Americans out of the system by taking jobs, homes and entire neighborhoods away from them.

What are the chances of America being blessed in the future with far more skillful politicians than those who have given us four wars in one lifetime, an illegal alien invasion that far surpasses the greatest military invasion in history – D-Day, and the "Caesarism" of internationalism that involves the positioning of troops and military bases in over 60 countries around the world? (Will pigs be wearing mink in January?)

At best, American leadership is an unstable condition burdened by an inability to identify causes or foresee consequences over any period of time longer than it takes to reach the next election. The principle of causality is the process of choosing a goal and taking the actions necessary to achieve it. Because the concept of compromise – the necessity to perform certain actions because of minority opinion, world opinion, powerful lobbies, organized constituents, wealthy contributors, etc. – has all but obliterated the principle of causality in the minds of our politicians, they frequently consider, evaluate and choose their actions while ignoring the context of the knowledge available to them.

By way of example, consider U.S. cowardice vs. Israeli arrogance. In the face of American economic sanctions initiated against South Africa – definitely not in our national interest – Israel has continued to trade heavily with that nation, in conjunction with helping them build nuclear-capable ballistic missiles and a long-range missile that could be used to launch reconnaissance satellites. Washington has been aware of this situation from the beginning. Nonetheless, the government said and did nothing. Recently, NBC News broke the story; and immediately the Bush Administration began to play a familiar game. First came the claim that the government was disturbed by the news – then an announcement to the effect that a hold was being placed on the delivery of certain high-tech goodies already in the pipeline for Israel. Rest assured that as soon as the story fades out of the minds of the fickle public, it will be business as usual with Israel.

The hypocritical reactions of our politicians during this fiasco have been doubly odious. The anti-apartheid commitment on the part of the government was motivated by fear of the Black lobby. The support given to Israel for doing what we won't do, was motivated by fear of the Jewish lobby. Ergo, the context was swept under the rug of compromise, and the resultant decisions were weak, cowardly and detrimental to our national interests.

If American politicians were ideologically goal-directed in their efforts to attain an objective awareness of reality, the government might be properly "focused" – committed, that is, to giving logical continuity, coherence and meaning to governmental action. But "ideology" is a dirty word in the liberal-democratic world. And thus it is that we Americans have a patently unfocused government incapable of defending either our racial or our national sovereignty.

This portrait of America isn't very pretty, I know. I have caveated our future-intensive game-plan with depositivization – as that master of bureaucratic double-speak, Alexander Haig, might put. I wish I could like the looks of the future; but I don't. The present state of the nation indicates to me that we have wandered too far into the jungles of irresponsibility to be saved from a Dark Age of our own making.