In line with many of the anarchist groups smashing windows and setting things on fire in retaliation to the bigotry and hate of Donald Trump and Milo Yiannopoulos, some progressives have suggested that top financiers, politicians and and the Federal Reserve should collaborate to crash the economy and society. This would create a perfect contrast between the stunning economic success, peace and stability under Obama vs burning streets and a collapsing economy under Trump.
In addition to smearing Trump, this would also allow community organizers and progressive activists to create new narratives about wealth inequality and how capitalism has failed, which will no doubt be echoed in the accredited media. We can then create carefully branded movements similar to the Occupy Wall Street protests, and market them to young people, minorities, feminists and progressives. We will rally them against the “corporations”, and create new terms like corporationalization, economic sadism, and marketism, to make our activists feel smart, while branding our enemies as deplorable capitalist fat cats who should be attacked and demeaned.
With the streets alight with activism and the proletariat rising up against Trump, progressives scholars will be pulling the strings, artfully constructing a new world order out this chaos, based on peace, love and tolerance. This new system will ensure that economic experts are in charge of wealth redistribution, bigoted views and conspiracy theories are banned, and everyone is awarded equal rights (except for whites who will be forced to pay reparations to every other race).
Critics say that crashing the economy and sabotaging society will hurt the very people we claim to be helping, but this is short-sighted. Progressives are known for long term planning, and our long term goal is to create a progressive new world order that allows everyone to be prosperous. Other critics will claim that the only system proven to do this is capitalism, which supposedly lifted millions of people out of poverty in China and India over the last couple of decades. But these views are not shared by top economists like Paul Krugman and Cass Sunstein, who claim that socialism is the answer. So for the sake of the progressive revolution, leaders must act now to crash the economy, for this may be our last chance to recapture the narrative and end capitalism once and for all.