The orgy of corruption and criminality by the ruling class in the U.S. has reached a crescendo. The looting is now being done almost in broad daylight.
As the social safety net is taken down with a brutal efficiency, and at a faster and faster rate, the number of people falling on hard times as a result continues to increase.
Institutions that serve as social pressure relieve valves have all been corrupted to the core. Democracy is dead. The entire justice system does not work for the average citizen.
Right now people are in a state of disbelief. They keep waiting for "someone" to say "Wait a goddamned minute here... This is wrong, and I'm going to fix it." But there is no such leader.
In the face of worldwide massive protests in much of the world, and for mainly of the same reasons, there is a eerie passivity in the U.S. But that may be about to change. And when it does, you will hear some "talking heads" going on and on about how surprised they are about the level of destruction and violence.
But all the conditions for such social upheaval have been met...
The exploitation and pressure many segments of the population are being subjected to is so great, that eventually they will explode in anger.
A confluence of factors will comet into play: There will be opportunists that take advantage of the situation and will loot and burn things down; there will be those who feel they have nothing else to lose, and nowhere to turn for redress of injustices and exploitation; there will be the hate groups that have been waiting for the opportunity to cause mayhem; there will be the throngs of unemployed and disaffected youths.
The media and talking heads will pit each group against the other; there will be discussions of race, ethnic, and class issues. And of how terrible the vandals are, and about how they are destroying their own neighborhoods.
But in reality, there will only be one cause: The complete corruption of our government and judicial system by corporate interests and the subsequent oppression and exploitation of the citizenry.
And the potential for violence is very high, given the number of firearms in this country.
And then, the eerie passivity for such a long period of time during which the corruption and oppression spread, will make more sense.
Another cause for this is that while we were in an immediate and dire crisis caused by the pillaging of the country, no one single high-profile leader on the Left rose to the occasion. Those that did tried to address the situation were timid, ineffective, and didn't react with sufficient passion and conviction.
This allowed anger and despair to simmer... And it will eventually blow off.
The system failed the people. The leaders did not lead. The rich and powerful acted with impunity and brazenness. Uprising ensues.
It will start with seemingly random acts of violence... Domestic disputes (as people buckle under the pressure of a corrupt system). Then you'll see rowdy behavior at youth gatherings, resulting in skirmishes and mini-riots. The corporate-owned media will try to hide it.
And then it will spread from city to city... And it will eventually reach a level of violence and intensity that will catch our political leaders by surprise. But it shouldn't.
Many of these leaders have heard about the concept of "no justice, no peace." When the citizens of a country are pushed to the brink, and are oppressed and exploited, and when the rich and powerful commit crimes with impunity, and when there is no way to redress these things, societies revolt. And when it starts, it seems chaotic and senseless. But it's not.
It makes all the sense in the world. Get ready for it....