Choose your own Americapocalypse

datePosted on 12:16, August 5th, 2009 by Lew

Pretend you’re a USian for a moment, go to Slate and pick up to five things you reckon will bring about the fall of the United States of America.

As for me:


You are a humanitarian internationalist. You’re convinced mankind will terminate America—but at least we won’t off ourselves in the process. You’ll know you’re right when: Everyone on Earth pledges allegiance to a world government; the feds default on the national debt.

The yellow dot is me, the blue dot is the average. Hmm.

(Via bOING bOING.)


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5 Responses to “Choose your own Americapocalypse”

  1. hs on August 5th, 2009 at 14:29

    I’m up with you but slightly to the left.

  2. BK Drinkwater on August 5th, 2009 at 19:27

    Oh dear. I’m a “Gaia-hating doomsayer”… I’m about at (+2,-1).

    You are a Gaia-hating doomsayer. You’re sure the natural world will destroy us, and there’s nothing we can do about it. You’ll know you’re right when: America gets crushed by an asteroid; a new ice age buries us under a glacier.

  3. DeepRed on August 6th, 2009 at 17:02

    After taking the test several times with different factors, they all came up with the same outcome – I’m a “Humanitarian Internationalist” too.

    Captcha: yo judaism

  4. Pablo on August 6th, 2009 at 18:34

    Well, since I am a Yank is was worth a play. It turns out I am one quadrant to the left, same row as Lew–a humanitarian internationalist. That is because I see the decline as mostly internally driven and mostly structural (i.e. deficit spending; tax revolts; red versus blue; decadence; Chinese unload US bonds). No space aliens, rods from God (!!??) and world government for me, thanks.

  5. Leopold on August 9th, 2009 at 16:26

    As someone on another group said, the only apocalypse which they have not allowed for is the invasion of flesh-eating zombies.
    A pity, since that’s the only one I am prepared for…

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