As you might know if you read this regularly, I’m a big picture kind of guy. At this point, my ideal future for the United States may or may not hold a lengthy and violent political and economic revolution. Historically speaking, the reason that one group of people hasn’t controlled everything forever is because every time one subgroup of society gets too close to complete control over the lives and assets of the other castes within that society, the majority eventually takes them back. The process is not always performed through violent revolution, in fact the reason we are in a bit of a sticky situation right now is in no small part due to the ability, perfected during colonial times, of those in power to appear to give up their power in acquiescence to popular demand, while in fact simply transitioning it to others among them with the same agenda. If that sounds familiar to some people, it is probably because that has been the United States political system for the past 50 years.  However, this can only continue for so long, and from all observation of our politicians, media, corporations, and citizens, it will reach a breaking point fairly soon.  In fact, I would say that if the US continues in the same directions it has been heading for the past 32 or so years, we will see the complete collapse of American society within 15 to 25 years. Continue reading