As economies in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North America and Asia begin to unravel, civil wars will begin breaking out across the globe.
The Greek Tragedy was just Act I of the â€œGreatest Depression,â€ itself the prologue to the first â€œGreat Warâ€ of the 21st century.
In early scenes, as economies failed, civil protests escalated beyond control. The usual mix of demagogues, rabble-rousers and agent provocateurs attempted to infiltrate, disrupt and radicalize the mass protests, in efforts to hijack or discredit movements born out of legitimate discontent. Desperate to retain power, governments imposed harsh measures, culminating in martial law.
Under the pressure of the â€œGreatest Depression,â€ coups will be staged and governments will topple. In some countries revolution will be orderly and potentially constructive. In others, regime change will be violent as extreme elements take the helm. Dictatorial powers backed by military might will be promoted as a simplistic solution to complex problems.
The new regimes, successful at whipping up patriotic fervor but unable to deliver on their promises, will find scapegoats to shoulder the blame. As ever, the selected scapegoat will become a convenient target whose elimination will be identified with the elimination of the crisis at hand. Scapegoat hunting â€” for millennia the sport of generals, presidents, prime ministers, kings and queens â€” will kick off the first â€œGreat Warâ€ of the new millennium.
Thus far we’ve seen only protests and riots in countries like Greece and France. But the pot is getting hot and it is only a matter of time before it boils over.
If we had to guess, we’d suggest that one of the first countries to go revolutionary will be Hungary. The Magyars have a long history of revolting against thieving and oppressive leaders, and if one thing is certain it’s that the country of Hungary is now completely broke because of the same reasons as Greece. Elected officials have been manipulating the numbers in Hungary for years, stealing their share while further enriching mega-banks at the cost of making their people poorer. If you’ve never seen a mad Hungarian, buckle up. Once their currency goes hyperinflationary or their country is forced to default on their debt, essentially destroying their currency system, it’s going to get ugly. The last time the Hungarians had a large-scale revolution, headless bodies lined the streets.
Once the people in one Western country revolt it could very well lead to a chain reaction across all of Europe, and perhaps even the Americas.