And... the foregoing doesn't even consider the other big shoe that's dropped- abrupt climate change. When the near term consequences of global warming are added to this social witch's brew the problem compounds exponentially. I'm reminded of the report prepared for Andrew Marshall at the pentagon in 2003 by Randall and Schwartz. http://www.gbn.com/GBNDocumentDisplaySe ... v?id=28566
Their conclusions: societal dissolution and general war. The DOD took this report very seriously and has been preparing for the predicted consequences ever since. And, yes- this includes the camps.
I purposely chose to avoid mention of climate change in my original jeremiad because to many righties it seems to be a matter of some dispute. Consideration of climate change is not essential to drawing conclusions concerning the decline and fall of the empire but when added to the mix the future becomes more bleak by a factor of ten.