“America’s like a beacon in the world. But I feel like I’m watching it go down the toilet in front of my eyes. I’m fairly certain that this country is going to have pockets of Third World poverty within 50 to 60 years.”
– Neill Blomkamp, director of Elysium, a dystopian science fiction movie where the rich leave the depleted earth to the poor and create a space station paradise for themselves.
Blomkamp doesn’t have to wait 50 or 60 years. America already has pockets of Third World poverty.
Wealth inequality isn’t just a political issue – it’s a survival issue. When a society hits a certain level of economic disparity, it is set on a path towards destruction. It happened to the Roman Empire, and it will happen to the United States.
If you look at the events leading up to the…
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