(Above) The new world order. Click for a larger view.

THIS MAP CAME ACROSS MY INTERNET WANDERINGS LAST NIGHT. With a little more investigation I realized there are quite a few people who believe the scenario presented above could very well happen. Just look at how surprised the world was at the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Factors such as the near economic collapse of the U.S. economy, our immigration woes, the financial drain of foreign wars (thanks, W!), unemployment, massive foreign debt (thanks, W!), and other such problems has prompted Russian futurist and foreign policy expert Igor Panarin to make a chilling prediction: that the United States will collapse before the end of 2010 after breaking into a second civil war. Panarin, who accurately predicted the end of the Soviet Union, says the disintegrated United States will break into various sections, being propped up, protected and dare I say, fed—by various other stronger and more stable countries. He also says there will be a single world currency. Check out the new U.S. map.

According to the AP, Panarin cites some other reasons for the collapse of America: 1) falling financial markets, 2) the recession, 3) the Citigroup bailout. 4) school shootings, 5) the size of the U.S. prison population, 6) the number of gay men in America.

If I were to actually decide, just for fun, to believe this guy just for a minute, he just doesn’t seem to understand how many pick-up trucks with rifles there are in Texas. And to think that Texas (alone) is going to roll over for Mexico? I think NOT!

But I do I see a made-for-TV movie in the works.