we are living in the last days of our nation's great experiment with a representative democracy.
In the near future we will live in a feudal society much like has existed throughout history where the ruling few have all the power and the wealth and everybody else are merely peasants who are slaves, serfs or the somewhat privileged freemen. The slaves will be illegal immigrants who can be easily abused and exploited by their employers and have few rights. The serfs will be the average citizen and the freemen will be those have the education to advance the wealth of the powerful few or the ability to entertain the masses. (Perhaps that actually describes the society we live in today.)
History does repeat itself and I am beginning to fear that there is little we can do about it.
Of course we will be led to believe that we still are free and we will believe it. We will vote for those who promise to represent us but once in office they will find themselves unwilling or unable to deliver on their promises.
Our Second Amendment which allows civilians to own firearms may still exist but that fact alone will not enable a civilian uprising to overthrow the government. Government surveillance will enable those in power to quickly silence any who advocate armed resistance and Homeland Security will have the ability and the equipment to quickly stifle any uprising.
Of course I am describing a very dystopian future far worse than the one portrayed in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Hopefully I am wrong. I have to admit that often I am a pessimist. That frequently works out well as usually things work out far better than I hoped and that makes me feel much better than an optimist who usually ends up extremely disappointed.