It would be interesting to see what would happen if the smorgasbord of Leftists who comprise the wannabe Arab Spring calling themselves "Occupy Wall Street" ended up mixing it up in the streets with the Tea Party Rightists.
The Ruling Elite don't need to worry yet though as the opposition is
too divided by the divisive Culture War which conveniently keeps the
Masses from cohesively picking up their torches and pitchforks and
marching on the castles as a coherent force of change (or upheaval
depending upon your perspective).
The Ruling Elites would need to worry once significant numbers and
types of Bureaucrats and Technocrats joined any revolution and the Law
Enforcement and Military Establishments decided that protecting the U.S.
Constitution and protecting the Ruling Elite was no longer one and the
same thing (which they aren't). ;-p
Don't get me wrong, on a personal level I prefer the Elite Class
intellectually and culturally whereas I despise the pervasive ignorance
and lack of cultural sophistication of the Masses of whom I am a member.
I do recognize that without a Ruling Elite there is no civilization. I
also recognize that there are good and bad Elites just as there are good
and bad members of the Masses.
My own worldview is not divided between Elites and Masses but
between "dickheads" versus "non-dickheads". I feel the non-dickheads on all
levels of our society need to start speaking up because we are hearing
way too much from all the dickheads on all levels and from both sides of
the political aisle.
However, back to the Ruling Elite: it seems that year by year the
current crop of Ruling Elite whom those on this list work for seem to
grow more detached and share less commonality of values and virtues with
the other 95% or more of the population which is creating a dangerous
disconnect going both ways.
All I can say for certain is that the only constant is change and we
here on this list are privileged to live in interesting times that are
about to get a lot more interesting.
As a Christian I recognize
that empires and civilizations rise and fall and yet God's Church (in
the global sense, NOT the Catholic Church) continues eternal. As such I
am commanded to love even the dickheads which is something I have had a
great struggle with of late.