Having been to Burma, Laos and Cambodia, there is emense power, personal prestige and wealth at the end for select progressives. Of course, after the take over and elimination of external threats, they will turn on each other like Lenin, Stalin and Mao
They’ve had us in their sights for many decades, now, but, over the years, at times when there appeared to be no hope, we rose up and pushed them back.
I don’t think there will be a takeover in our lifetime, but I’m worried about our kids and grandkids.
But the genes of that “great generation” that got us through the conflagration of World War II will still be in those that we leave behind, and I think there is still hope.