(Excerpts from CIVIL WAR TWO by Thomas Chittum)
Even nation-like America was a tiered society, and the top tier was always the English-speaking Europeans. They constituted the top tier because they possessed the greatest military power and were not shy about using it, and they possessed the greatest military power for several brutally simple reasons:
First: They were more numerous.
Second: They had and kept to themselves, the economic power.
Third: They controlled the political machinery.
Fourth: They mutually recognized each other as co-nationals and considered all others second class citizens, subhumans to be enslaved , or vermin to be rid of.
Fifth: They had privately owned firearms, a final assurance that they, both as a group and as individuals, held real power & rights that even their government would dare not tamper with lightly.
Because of these factors, the English-speaking Europeans held the military power in America, and because they held the military power, they formed the uppermost and only significant layer of American society. Now, the balance of real military power is slipping away from the (working-class) English-speaking Europeans because they’re fast losing the five underlying advantages that sustained that power.