Most empires come apart and are destroyed from within and not without. It very much could be the same with America and our period of democracy where we have experienced unparalleled freedom unknown by any society in history. So often people become accustomed to their luxuries and don't know just how good they have it until the good times are gone. So could be the story of our democracy and our not so distant future if we are not careful. Those who are young today seem to be very poor students of history and I've actually heard that some have viewed Communism in a favorable light.
If that is the case it's evidence that our schools and Nation have failed in educating a whole generation of young people especially with respect to Communism as has been implemented by the Soviet Union and other totalitarian governments. It seems that a whole generation has no recollection of the millions that were trampled over and murdered for no other reason than a brutal dictator wanted them out of the way. America is not guaranteed that we will survive and continue to enjoy the freedom and luxuries that we have. Our society and Nation does have it's ills and problems but even our population in poverty lives way better than much of the world's population in other parts. Our future is in our own hands and unfortunately also in the hands of people and a growing number of people who either have lost appreciation of what it is to be special, an American or do not care for it any longer.