How do we go from a narrative about an underfunded government, and widening class inequality…
“Faced with a fading superpower incapable of paying the bills, China, India, Iran, Russia, and other powers, great and regional, provocatively challenge U.S. dominion over the oceans, space, and cyberspace. Meanwhile, amid soaring prices, ever-rising unemployment, and a continuing decline in real wages, domestic divisions widen into violent clashes and divisive debates, often over remarkably irrelevant issues.”
“Riding a political tide of disillusionment and despair, a far-right patriot captures the presidency with thundering rhetoric, demanding respect for American authority and threatening military retaliation or economic reprisal. The world pays next to no attention as the American Century ends in silence.”
The former passage sounds more like the perfect storm for accelerating the coming of the might-as-well-be-permanent progressive dominance. Government can no longer pay the bills? The greedy wealthy not paying enough. Unemployment, and declining wages? The greedy wealthy are trying to do more with less, while paying less. Tax them more, for their greed.