No job except deadening government jobs for the loyal and protected classes.
Inadequate heat in the winter.
Inadequate cooling in summer.
Inadequate power at high prices everywhere, all the time.
Inadequate food stamp money to feed your family, let alone feed them organics.
Inadequate income for trips to Cuba.
Inadequate donations to their causes and NGOs. Favoritism between factions for government grants.
The younger generation is very interconnected, thanks to technology. They know people everywhere, know the economic conditions, the outrages, the betrayals. Only a few can hope to benefit in a totalitarian regime. The rest are going to begin to seethe.
I predict that the upper income liberals who figured zerO and the donks couldn't upset their comfy apple cart will be the first defectors. Middle income folks of all ideologies and colors are going to get very nervous about terrorists being set free, tried for other crimes or incarcerated in their nearby prisons, which see escapes on a regular basis. The lower income classes are going to get nothing but crumbs, as usual, and they will resent it. The perpetually angry will either be bought off or become the target of envy and jealousy from the not-so-fortunate, but just as angry, cadres.
There's going to be plenty of fighting. Only 1/3 fought against tyranny, back in the founders' day.
As for us, a poster last night or today recommended what amounts to *monkey-wrenching* the regime. Increase your taxable deductions. Slow spending for all but necessities. Barter for whatever you can. Take whatever you are eligible for that is being passed out and still don't vote for them. Go on virtual or actual strike, depending on your circumstances. If you are in a position to cost the regime time and money without becoming a target, do so. Everyone can think of several ways to resist.
If the regime is forced to continually badger and pressure folks from every demographic and every ideology, they are going to be run ragged just doing CYA and PR while herding cats. Nothing ever works in a communist society, anyway.
Everyone is too smart to think they could stage a physical battle and become anything but tank tread material ala Tiananmen Square.
I tend to agree with you.
I’m trying to get folks’ attention with the drama stuff.
They are not feeling the pain yet.
If you don’t have an eye for what’s happening then indeed you wouldn’t be really ready to fight just yet.
If you are truly a reformed liberal then you see what I see: Americans are losing their country and their freedom and sleepwalking through the destruction.
The left has entropy (chaos) on their side. They have only to destroy—not to build. Their ideal “government” creates nothing—it merely steals from one human and delivers the bloody loot to another. A recipe for death as proved by the graves of millions of innocents that perished at the only possible end of that “good-hearted” idealogy.
The left claims to hate slavery and powerful rich people but seems to have a real taste for huge, opressive governments chock full of powerful rich politicians.
I’ll take the greedy CEO over the tax-greedy politician with an army and a gun to my head any day.
The “rich liberals” you mentioned are but pawns. These “useful idiots” will indeed be the first to experience great disillusionment and to defect. They will also be among the first strolled-out into an open field somewhere just outside of town by the real-deal left, if you get my meaning.