We are not yet doomed. We will pay, as a species, a high price for the education we need to move to a planetary level civilization. An early payment on that tuition is the current American collapse. The problem of being a leader in an age is that when that age ends and the systems fail the leader goes down first.

But revolution is not what happens now. Not that there won’t be more bloodshed but we are already seeing that in our schools and public events. That could be stopped and will need to be stopped. A bunch of overweight dudes with M16s and AK47s are dangerous but not a match for AI based face recognition and armed drones.

People know what all of this means. We are already at the limit of allowing idiots to arm people for no reason other than profit. I could be wrong but I don’t see people invested in this to a level to risk being blown up in their car with their families. And I don’t thing the majority of the US military would support Trump and the Repubs if ordered to attack our own people.

I do think the US of A will disappear into regional state alliances. That will end the problem. That will free the successful alliances to tackle economic change for climate management without the burden of the ignorant.

Educator, CIO, retired entrepreneur, grandfather with occasional fits of humor in the midst of disaster. . .

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