Depression data point of the day
Since all the statistics are fake, we can only go by ground truth. Commenter Ambrit at NC:
We here at the ground level in the Deep South can testify to the truth of your observation. There are growing signs of the creeping Degentrification of the American ‘middle’ class, not to mention the ‘working’ class. Begging has become more visible. We personally have had people come to our door, this in a mixed lower middle class neigbhorhood, begging outright. Not your usual scammers, but newly destitute, plainly uncomfortable and scared people.
So, the ‘elites’ think Kabuki will do, do they? They obviously haven’t read their history. The Feudal period they so obviously yearn for also had a lot of pesky Peasant Revolts. Where’s your Culture and Leisure when a howling mob is burning down the Chateau around your ears?
I’m becoming increasingly convinced that this years Democratic Convention in Charlotte will give guidance as to where all this is going. Watch this space as they used to say.