What impending apocalypse? And what end of the republic? Continued social and cultural change, and conflict, does not mean the republic is coming to an end. There was nothing exaggerated in the forecast whatsoever. Given the conditions outlined, the evolving demographics and the continuation of the culture wars, we'll simply be in a situation where something's got to give. All the apocalyptic doom and gloom is entirely your contribution. Why you feel that way, or seem to think I feel that way, is your problem.