Chris Hedges has always been a personal favorite of mine because he is so dark and depressing. For a while now he has been telling everyone that the US is on the verge of collapse. The Coming Collapse Basically, Trump is currently hastening an economic apocalypse that will be far worse than 2008... and after that happens, pretty much everything is going to end up in the hands of a few oligarchs, similar to what happened in Russia. Trump's crony capitalism isn't like the previous forms of crony capitalism-- it's the same system at play in North Korea, China, third world countries--- he doesn't help people because the American economy unfortunately depends on it (Obama/Bush in 08/09), he helps them because they are loyal to him. He doesn't give a shit about the economy, the future, anything. He is too stupid and ignorant and out of his depth. He's a fucking reality TV star, nothing more. The vultures know it, and are now making sure they get to feast on America's corpse... while watching from their gated communities and guarded strongholds while everything else turns to shit. My theory is that this is part of Putin's plan... the Russians know how their own country fell apart, and Trump is their revenge on America. They are sowing divisions, pushing people's buttons, etc... because they want everything to fall apart. Trump is exactly what they needed to accomplish this. Fuck knows, maybe Putin and co have enough saved up that they will actually be able to buy America after its influence is completely destroyed. Who exactly is going to stop them? And when the Chinese state capitalists, the Russian oligarchs, the corrupt foreign dictators are finally allowed to purchase America with the profits they've squeezed from their own nations... well, I am sure we will end up seeing some pretty massive culture shifts, none of them positive in any way.