Hedges is right in fearing and rejecting the Tea-Tweeters.
My hunch is that Casino Capitalism is much more insidious and dangerous. They are highly intelligent and very educated. They see that Ronald Reagan's conscious deindustrialization of America makes an egalitarian America no longer tenable. And they want to get, and git it big, while there's still a lot to git.
They couldn't care less about the deunionized they have defeated.It was thrilling while it lasted. And downward mobility is all that is left for the masses.Too bad. And they,alas, have no more bets to Hedges.