As these examples show, our overseas mass killers, the military, provide the U.S. persona with an edgy chaos that's psychopathically hip in a Training Day meets Apocalypse Now sort of way.
This analysis may seem pessimistic or cynical to some. It isn’t. It is merely a description of a specific phenomenon: life at the center of the Empire, life in what used to be called “the belly of the beast.”
We must be prepared, however. A strong, clear goal is necessary. Occupy Wall Street made a strong start in its effort to wake people up to income inequality and the corrupting influence of money in politics; it ultimately faded, however, partly because they lacked a strong, united group and a clear list of demands.