There have been a large number of police deaths lately.
“It’s not a fluke,” Richard Roberts, a spokesman for the International Union of Police Associations, told MSNBC.com. “There’s a perception among officers in the field that there’s a war on cops going on.”
This is not rocket science, but it cannot be attributed to one thing alone. Instead:
1) Prolonged economic duress due to the shift in economic power to the east.
2) Prolonged (and likely permanent) political discord
3) Natural Class, Race and Cultural conflict as well as “White Flight”
4) Underclass reaction to the militarization of domestic police forces
5) Imitation of the success of violence in the third world as a political movement.
It is not one issue on it’s own. It is the cumulative effect of the changes in american society due to a century and a half of policy. That policy was enacted during a period in which the USA had a strategic economic advantage. Because of that advantage, the class, race and cultural factors were suppressed by a period of extraordinary temporary wealth. But now that the circumstances have been reversed, and the consequential renormalization of human behavior has emerged as that economic advantage has been removed by the spread of capitalism’s economic institutions – particularly to Asia. The result is that the west is being destabilized again, just as it was when the american west opened up to development and caused shocks and price recessions in Europe.
Add to that, that white folks are now starting to act like a diasporic minority, and less willing to support their system politically or fund it economically.
In western literature, holding together a stable political system is an advantage. But it is also a high cost to the holders and comes at great sacrifice and discipline. The west (england and germany) has the most stable political system ever developed by man. But it comes at high cost. And people are no longer willing to pay that cost.
Thorsten Veblen and Joseph Schumpater were correct. The political class will inevitably destroy the civilization under democracy.