The cleaving of the country into two completely different states—one a small archipelago of hyper-acquisitive untouchables, the other a vast ghetto of expendables with only theoretical rights—has been in the works a long time.
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap (Matt Taibbi)

This is a planned, well executed national subversion, not by the Obama administration alone but by the whole fascist Kelptocracy and serves many purposes from voting block perpetuation, economic slavery to the ultimate goal of destroying the fiber of the nation-state that was once America. We are now on accelerated time and things will be happening here and globally that will, as designed, overwhelm our senses, our understanding and most importantly our will to fight the planned chaos and decay. It’s all about the President’s decision to postpone his inevitable executive action on illegal immigrants and the press has turned its eyes away from the continued border crisis, likely now picking up a head of steam with the approach of cooler weather in the Southwest, as if on cue.

Ah, but solid red-blooded Americans can now relieve their testosterone induced rages on the virtual battlefields of the NFL and numb their brains with beer and nachos. How easily we can be controlled. And in November we can all exalt in the wondrously wasteful, but very effective diversion of our national energies and simmering anger, which will be the culmination of the surreal Kabuki dance called the American political process. No matter what the short term perturbations in the political sphere, the direction of America will not change until we truly demand it. This will not come with the vast majority of us still believing in the integrity of the system nor the powers it arrays against us. .