I bought tactical gravity boots, so I'm good to go when gravity quits.
Actually, I think 2012 is a tossup. The elections will determine the course of the future.
There may be some violence associated with the outcome. If the Chief Socialist is reelected, he may go even further left which could result in some pushback. If he's ousted, the left and particularly the entitlement population may go nuts.
However, in spite of various ills the Country has faced, there has always been a peaceful transfer of power. I'd like to assume that that tradition will continue.
We will live our normal lives unless circumstances change things. Then we will adapt do what becomes necessary.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” ― Samuel Adams