~~bold emphasis is my add and somewhat off topic
"as the global wealth inequality and the effects of climate change continue to unfold, we will see an increase in anti-capitalist rhetoric from the environmental community and when it becomes a main cause, we will see the mechanisms of the police state that has been growing in America engage, far beyond what has been seen so far."
Yes, in a country such as the United States we are progressing towards a "Police State". It will be business as usual (BAU) as long as Law Enforcement and Military/Reserve/National Guard personnel believe their existence, role in society, and well being
are dependent on serving those calling the shots (instituted government - "ruling hierarchy").
Stop and give these some thought. The number of people supporting law enforcement: local police departments, constables-marshals, county/parish sheriff departments, state troopers, state bureau investigation agencies, with all the excess (surplus) military equipment - hardware. Then add in all the people in federal agencies. Loyal to their leaders to a fault?
Sounds like a plan is being steadily being implemented,( my version of paranoia )
There are so many people supporting the "ruling hierarchy" we will continue as is - until a catastrophic event occurs.
When conditions disturb sufficient numbers of people to cause them take action for change is when the real clash will occur and things get nasty.
Without an event to cause the overwhelming
majority of people to simultaneously
take action against BAU - ALL the good intentioned rhetoric will only make for some lively discussions.
The dimwit gun activist with their individual firearms don't stand a chance at protecting against an oppressive (police state) government. Their claims of Second Amendment Rights are plain and simple paranoia unless they are members of a large "state supported" - and well organized - militia.
Don't worry, when the remaining majority of the population is forced into obtaining (producing) food, the police state will go away for awhile.damn, what a pessimistic post