I got this in the mail today!
I hate to tell you this, but the United States has already collapsed. Congress has passed exactly one budget since 2008 and armed separatists defy the federal government without repercussions in Nevada. (Militia)
Democracy has utterly ceased to function on the national level; the popularly elected president (Obama) was unilaterally stripped of his authority by a minority party which (barely) controls the legislative process despite receiving far fewer votes.
That party, in turn, has been hijacked by a delusional psychotic and the party's own extremists and lust for power at any price has prevented Congress -- the one body who could save us from a delusional psychotic president -- from being able to fulfill its basic functions.
It is widely acknowledged by anyone with functioning brain cells that climate change possess an existential threat to the human race, and yet our government is not only utterly incapable of any response, but in fact is now actively trying to make things worse, by repealing the meager efforts that had been undertaken to slow the pace of change and by preventing the dissemination of facts and data documenting the problem.