- Default on the debt
- Shutdown the Empire
- Break up the United States (in the same manner as the old Soviet Union)
- End the reserve status if the US Dollar
The fact that all the powerful financial, political and media interests in the US are so fearful of these things indicates to me that they are things to be most eagerly desired. The media is full of stories about the rump confederacy faction in the house of representatives that is bringing this about. Over at Salon there was an interesting article along these lines.
The best quote:
I highlighted the bold part. Indeed, not only would it not be a tragic thing, it is a thing to be most eagerly desired.
A lot of people will get hurt. A lot more people around the planet will be left free to figure out their own problems without drones and seal teams and American military might to place the boot of oppression on their necks. It's not a bad trade off.