Hmm: On 24th February I wrote, in a comment on this blog:
Weâ€™re about to reach the end of the historical era that began when Bismarck first implemented state socialism in the 1880s. The changes will be huge and wrenching; I wouldnâ€™t even put the dissolution of the USA outside the realm of possibility.
Two days later, Mark Steyn writes this in Our own Greek tragedy:
The 20th century Bismarckian welfare state has run out of people to stick it to.
Coincidence or conspiracy? You be the judge.