The United States as a Failed State
Posted on: 07/20/2020 02:03 PM

by John Young

There are a number of failed states throughout the world, Somalia constituting but one example. The Fund for Peace describes a failed state as having the following characteristics:

Loss of control of its territory, or of the monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force therein

Erosion of legitimate authority to make collective decisions

Inability to provide public services

Inability to interact with other states as a full member of the international community

The government of the United States has demonstrated complete incapacity to enforce its borders, which means it does not control its territory.

Although it retains the ability to project force within its claimed territory, it no longer has a monopoly on that force. For example, non-governmental entities such as Antifa can routinely and publicly exercise physical force without being prosecuted by the state government for doing so. Economic penalties are an aspect of the spectrum of force, and private entities such as banks and credit card processors independently enforce economic sanctions on an ideological basis by restricting the ability to transact lawful commerce. So the government of the United States has ceded its monopoly on physical force, retaining only its monopoly on execution (for now) but sharing all other forms of force with a variety of non-government actors. It is arguable that many "unsolved" murders might also be the government of the United States ceding its monopoly on execution to independent actors as well.

The legitimacy of the government of the United States to make collective decisions has been substantially eroded. Note, for example, the phenomenon of "sanctuary cities" or "sanctuary states." These are cities and states that outright refuse to comply with the laws of the United States government, and their refusal is met with no penalty or repercussions. If the laws of the government of the United States can be publicly flouted by large public entities with no penalty for doing so, then the legitimacy of the government is in jeopardy.

Although the government of the United States can still provide public services to some degree, the fact so many functionally illiterate people are graduating from public schools is a testament to the poor quality of even the most basic of these services. Likewise,the American Society of Civil Engineers has rated our public infrastructure as "D+." We have 56,000 structurally deficient bridges, 15,500 dams so poorly maintained they pose a risk to life, we lose more than two trillion gallons of treated water to water main breaks annually, more than half of the U.S. population lives within three miles of at least one hazardous waste site, the dams and locks on our inland waterways are in such poor repair that 50% of transport ships report delays as a result, our parks require at least $12 billion in maintenance to remain safe and accessible, 32% of urban roads and 14% of rural roads are in poor condition, and our wastewater treatment is so far behind it will need nearly $300 billion in investment just to be brought to acceptable standards. So-called "public-private partnerships" to render these services is tacit admission that the government of the United States is no longer able to do so on its own.

Control of the national currency would likewise constitute a public service, but the government of the United States transferred this control to a private entity -- the Federal Reserve -- that is not under its control, and who has subsequently devalued the currency by as much as 96%.

Due to wealth and military might, the government of the United States can still interact as a full member of the international community, but due to its instigation of wars against other sovereign states such as Iraq under false pretenses, its deliberate creation of failed states such a Libya which now serve as a haven for human slave trade and its interference in the internal governance of states ranging from Venezuela to the Philippines has led to a lack of trust in the government that, at one time, served as a model for the world's aspirations.

The Role of EAU as a National Government
In addition to our activism in the interests of European Americans, It is our goal and intention, where feasible, to fulfill the functions of government for our members and to present alternative infrastructure in areas where the government of the state has proven inadequate. An example of this would be our Suicide Intervention program and our Home School curriculum. As we grow, we expect to gain the ability to provide other important services, such as defense of the persons of our nation. This depends both on growth of membership, and those members growing enterprises that can support such growth. So it will be slow. But, ideally, as the government of the United States continues its progress toward becoming a failed state, we will step into the vacuums it leaves behind as it ignores the needs of the people in favor of its own immediate self preservation.

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