The revolution will not be unopposed. There will be a counter revolution, perhaps not immediately, but over time. The forces of wealth and power are still extraordinarily powerful and deeply entrenched. This election, this rise of the voice of the people in a primal scream of distress and disgust does not herald the end of the political and power establishment. We have a long path to travel as the system itself is flawed and is ultimately subservient to the few. Power corrupts and the wealth and power of the existing elites has not dissipated, pushed back, but not gone by any means. There are very tough times ahead.
Make no mistake – even if Trump does end up disappointing those who believed in him what happened today has dealt a death blow to the Empire. The “Occupy Wall Street” did not succeed in achieving anything tangible, but the notion of “rule of the 1%” did emerge from that movement and it stayed. This is a direct blow to the credibility and legitimacy of the entire socio-political order of the USA: far from being a democracy, it is a plutocracy/oligarchy – everybody pretty much accepts that today. Likewise, the election of Trump has already proved that the US media is a prostitute and that the majority of the American people hate their ruling class. Again, this is a direct blow to the credibility and legitimacy of the entire socio-political order. One by one the founding myths of the US Empire are crashing down and what remains is a system which can only rule by force.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn used to say that regimes can be measured on a spectrum which ranges from regimes whose authority is their power and regimes whose power in in their authority. In the case of the USA we now clearly can see that the regime has no other authority than its power and that makes it both illegitimate and unsustainable.