As the earth’s human population continues to spiral out of control and one’s elbow room disappears, the situation of access to the planet’s vital resources such as water becomes a violent game of musical chairs. Moreover, country after country — the likes of Syria, Iraq and Yemen — will become permanently failed states of endless warring factions, spinning off millions of refugees.

It may soon come to pass that there are more humans living in squalid refugee camps, breeding grounds for angry terrorists, than exist in viable nations. Thus there will be more and more unproductive peoples desperate for aid from fewer and fewer productive folks.

This calamity is being amplified by climate change that is reducing the earth’s livable space — similar to an ever-shrinking cage of an ever-expanding rat population, biting and scratching each other amid a growing pile of garbage (see the cesspool that is India’s mega slums for example).

And of course the cherry on top of this rising mountain of seething humanity is the world’s deadly stockpile of nuclear bombs straining to want to unleash total annihilation. Into this recipe for disaster looms the ultimate detonator of catastrophe, one Donald J. Trump.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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