Interesting perspective. But with all due respect, the perspectives of the liberal bourgeoisie look inexplicably clueless to much of the country.
We’re some 30 years into the Reagan Revolution, which now appears to be coming to fruition. We’re 20 years into one hell of a war on the poor, during which countless families were torn apart, brutality has come to be an accepted norm, and the overall life expectancy of the US poor fell below that of every developed nation. Throughout, the middle class was pitted against the poor, and the poor were pitted against each other by race.
The US shut down/shipped out a huge number of jobs since the 1980s, ended actual welfare in the 1990s. We’ve built an abundant surplus of job-ready replacement workers, grateful for the chance to replace you for less than you are paid. Then we pursued the longest, most expensive war in US history, and this time, we can’t rebuild.
Now Trump, and there is no “opposition party” to challenge his dictatorial takeover. Various groups can hold their protests, as long as they get a permit, and remain within the designated protest zone, following all rules and restrictions. People have the pitchforks, the fascists have our nuclear arsenal.