Not with a bang, but with a whimper.
All true, except for ONE PROBLEM.
The state IS Broke. The collapse IS imminent. The “fascist super state” is unsustainable. But this IS their plan.
I agree. The Marxists in Russia may have been able to convince people that freezing and starving in the dark was a small step toward the Workers' Paradise, but it's not going to work here. Our Marxists rely on being able to deliver ever-increasing piles of goodies to their constituency, but the well of Other People's Money is nearly exhausted.
I think Fr. Dwight is feeling the effects of his Lenten fasting - if your blood-sugar gets low, you're prone to negativity.