There is an old saying to the effect that the difference between a lunatic and a genius is that the genius happens to be right.
Thomas Chittum does come across as a bit of a nut, which doesn't matter in the slightest if he's right.
Chittum believes in the coming break-up of America, with first a Great Depression. I see the same thing coming. Of course, the funny thing is that if Mexico somehow takes California, it'll turn into a toilet, which it is doing right now, and the denizens of that now-foul state will wonder what the hell happened to the wealth.
Chittum now lives in the Pacific Northwest. I know people who have moved there. They like it.
It will break up along racial/ethnic lines, and those morons in their fortified mansions in L.A. are going to be in for a big surprise.
Now as to now many nations it will break into, I have no idea. But I do know California is so far a lost cause, which is why the natives are moving out.
And of all things, we fighting bankrupting wars on the other side of the planet while letting anti-Americans flood this country.
Certain people are trying to destroy the U.S., and it appears to be for the same old reasons - money and power. And, I suspect, more for power than money.
"Social, political and economic forces are pulling America apart and driving her toward a bloody conflict that may fracture the nation into several different countries" - Thomas Chittum