- police brutality
- ultra-restrictive laws against reproductive choice
- policies that continue and exacerbate climate chaos
Pretty soon, the situation will become so desperate that the People will start fighting back. And I don't mean sternly worded letters to the local paper or impassioned testimony at City Council meetings. I mean that shit is gonna get really real, really quickly, really intensely.
It will be about survival for future generations on this planet.
It will feature Americans risking death, like the labor protests of the 19th century, because life either has become intolerable or very soon will.
It won't be organized or orderly. (Who has money or time to organize effectively when the 1% has taken it all?)
It won't have an intellectual vanguard framing it in class-conscious terms.
It won't fly a partisan banner.
This is a variation on that old proverb, "Those who make nonviolent dissent impossible, make violent dissent inevitable."
I'm not endorsing a violent revolution, let alone a violent uprising with no unified purpose other than getting back at the billionaires & bankers. I'm just saying that, once people peel off the blinders of propaganda that keep them "in line," Katy bar the proverbial door.