I keep trying to point these things out and people say I’m just exaggerating; one of the largest displays that, not only our state, but the ENTIRE WORLD - or at least the western capitalistic part, is beginning to heavily militarize states …is the olympics. People can claim that it’s in response to dangers, but we”re always manipulated by media anyway. Our OWN governments develop this crap and then pretend they don’t know where technologies go funnelled; our economy is based on conflict and military, we have to keep it going. We’ve also always been a system based on classes; there has always been a poor class who suffers, but there were at least more developed social safety nets that were FINANCED through taxes and not borrowing as much money. Taxes were higher before the 80’s for the rich; and they were supported by both republicans and democrats… interesting how now that has changed for most politicians, from BOTH sides, people don’t realize. Both candidates get donations from huge corporations, so in reality we don’t have a choice. We’ve got to make some bold ass choices/changes and ASAP, because if we don’t, it’s not going to be good. It’s disturbing how there hasn’t been more backlash… the gains that minority race groups had so heavily fought for since the beginning of the U.S. are being torn down,of course there are also a growing number if whites being affected as well; the elite don’t care about anything but cutting costs and making more money, and keeping a system in place that they benefit from. At least the politicians back then had the heart to stand up for people instead of money. And what is going to be the response to developing protest and social unrest? Suppression through force, and it will all be due to militarization and technologies by our government(s), which in turn are owned by corporations who continue to reap success off of the current system. People need to Wake Up because everything is connected and corrupted. I’m not advocating for any one ideology cause I don’t want to get stuck in one paradigm, but I do know and see around me that the current state of being, whether due to the economy, culture, society,media, or technology (I honestly think it’s ALL of the above) is not going to be working for very much longer; Society will undergoe changes either way, but it’s up to the the people to come together and take control of these changes instead of the elite controlloing it now. In the end, we are going to be presented with two options, we either put our differences, many of which are just social constructs developed through capitalism/colonialism and militarization (racism, sexism, homophobia, religious bigotry/intolerence), and come together and figure this shit out, or we give up and let them continue and also perpetuate: fear, selfishness, materialism, and apathy. I honestly thought that the Citizens United Case decided here in the U.S. Supreme Court would’ve awoken us but it seems we are far more brainwashed than I thought; not because we are stupid, lack courage, or the compassion to speak out, but because we continue to allow a systen where these concerns are not being addressed; money and greed rule the top. We have everything we need, we just have to stop being afraid and begin think outside of the box we’ve been caged in. Like I said, I don’t have the aswers and I’m not pretending I do, but I also know that I can’t be afraid to start thinking or being critical either… People ARE waking up around the world, it’s time for the US to join, we are are one of the largest perpetuators and supporters of this system.