“The mounting anger and hatred, coursing through the bloodstream of the body politic, make violence and counter-violence inevitable. Brace yourself. The American empire is over. And the descent is going to be horrifying.”
But it is journalist David Cay Johnston who sees the real possibility of a coup. He has written extensively on how the corporate state has rigged the system against us. I call it Vampire Capitalism. His latest book FREE LUNCH: HOW THE WEALTHIEST AMERICANS ENRICH THEMSELVES AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE AND STICK YOU WITH THE BILL tells of hidden subsidies, rigged markets and corporate socialism. In a recent interview, Johnston said this:
“We are going to continue to pour money into the military. I think it is possible, I do not say it is probable, that we will have a revolution, a civil war that will see the end of the United States of America.
“If we see the end of this country, it will come from the right and our failure to provide people with the basic necessities of life.
“Revolutions occur when young men see the present as worse than the unknown future. We are not there. But it will not take a lot to get there.”
He goes on to say:
“If we end up with violence in the streets on a large scale, not random riots, but insurrection and things break down, there will be a coup d’etat from the right. We have already had an economic coup d’etat. It will not take much to go further.”
Will Blackwater serve as a private militia for the Republican Party? Stay tuned.