"What I derive from such events in history is that no authoritarian structure, no matter how powerful it may seem, is really impregnable - that it can in fact be brought down."
i wish i had her optimism. ordinary people (the unconnected) are now very vulnerable b/c of fiat currencies. there is no way that the US & it's minions would have been able to incur all these incredible national debts under the former gold standard which Nixon abolished in 1971. people & nations are becoming debt slaves. pensions that most people were counting on will be much reduced.
i think we're well on the way to an Orwellian future.
I can see this playing out in our current social order...exactly what she sees! Everything, which was once ‘common domain ‘ is now being...‘for profit,’ driven. Even the misery of the common man, is exploited for profit. Example, traffic tickets, and other minor infractions are used in support of the police department. When I have been in those courts, it was mostly the poor that was in that court room and they were charged with some of the most minor of offenses!