Star Trek predicted by September 2024 the poor would be moved into walled off cities, resulting in riots. We're right on track.
uspol, history repeating
I've been slowly working my way through "Wilmington's Lie: the story of the 1898 coup", which is how white supremacists violently seized Wilmington's government from a racially integrated (for 1890's versions of integrated) one. This is frikkin hard reading.
I just got to the "Maybe if we give them some of what they want they won't kill us all," stage of hoping to avoid a slaughter.
It did not work. It made is easier to paper over the blood stains once the fighting stopped.
There is a certain much-derided wing of the Democratic party attempting to make this bargain with the right to avoid a slaughter. It won't work.
Armchair intellectual, sometimes philosopher, all-around learning junkie, sysadmin, and gamer.
A chicken in every pot and free poetry for all.
Committed to truth in discourse.