The "respected daily" Izvestia was the other Party apparatus besides Pravda back in the Union days, so consider the source, perhaps. As for not having debt in the 80s, I don't think that's correct. In my lifetime, we've had balanced budgets under Nixon and Clinton, IIRC, but that didn't do away with the accumulated aggregate debt.
Most Americans don't havesavings to lose, but those who do are insured and are not getting cleaned out. Bank savings accounts are about the only safe place to have money at present, in fact. Other so-called "securities" are another matter...
This predicted Balkanization is likewise fanciful. I live in a northern state, and I have no idea what "Canadian influence" he's talking about. Maybe Celine Dion is on tour here. I wouldn't know.
Yes, the supposed Alaskan lease agreement is pretty funny as well.
The irony is that if any of this civil unrest comes to pass, I can thank the old Communist regime for meeting at least some of my personal security needs with their hardware, and not this guy.