I don’t know whether it’s due to a higher I.Q. or a higher degree of relevant technocultural literacy or what, but there is definitely a small subsection of the population out there that — like me — is already clearly witnessing the end of the post-enlightenment liberalism of the west as we’ve known it and the descent into a new dark age, well in advance of anything the press or the current population can see.
Understanding the technology by which reality is created (i.e. media, data, networks, publications) and watching the current legal, technical, and episodic-political battles along these fronts that non-specialists don’t yet care about or understand, it’s clear that any notion of a ‘democratic society’ is already long lost. Hitler and Stalin, foiled previously by America, have now won America.
The change won’t be clear to the bulk of the population for twenty years, but when they do wake up, they’ll wake up big. In the meantime,
run! Get out of this nation while you still can!