The older I get the more I see history not as circles but as spirals.
After Dubya’s rule, I think people were just exhausted. OWS never really got a foothold before everything went sideways.
This time, while we can certainly see a lot of similarities to things that have happened before, too much has been inflicted upon the Non-Believers for 4 years to be doused by a Lesser of Two Evils. The smoldering embers of BLM are kindled by thousands of sympathetic grievances. The Social Contract has been destroyed, and we’ve had our noses rubbed hard in it.
The Wall Street meltdown was mostly felt as a turning down of the steady stream of trickle down to most, and bombs and war crimes are somewhere over there. USA!
Where we’re at now…heavy worsening of a pandemic grossly mishandled, urban populations openly insulted from not voting GOP, zero reformation of police violence and abuse, a homeless epidemic about to look like a biblical exodus, and zero stimulus or relief coming to the American public? Yeah, I’m betting government inaction will result in more and more social unrest, and I’m not talking about MAGA or QAnon (we’ll get more of them sooner than later).