There is no peaceful way back from here.
I fear you are right.
When the EBT cards run out or vastly cut back, the cities will burn. It is as simple as that.
There is no way we can curtail this runaway spending without curtailing the money being lavished on parasites and going up in smoke through massive systemic fraud in numerous programs and in outrageous public pensions. Naturally, they will object and try and kill the host to get what they want and think they are owed!