What happens when a man who promised to "fundamentally transform" America succeeds in only making things WORSE for a key group of supporters? What happens when a group of people who've been told their whole lives that they're victims and that someone else is to blame for their troubles decides to punish their (alleged) persecutors?
Both (L.A. policeman/spree killer) Dorner and (Navy Dockyard killer) Alexis were mentally unbalanced. In a different time and place they might have blamed themselves, their lovers, or their parents for the demons that haunted them, but the two came of age in what might be called the post-Roots era. From the beginning, they have always had a way to account for their misfortunes that spared them introspection.
Societal change on this level is never easy: History is littered with riots, assassinations, and revolutions as societies move from one social model to the next, and unfortunately, I don't see the change from the blue social model to be any less disruptive.
If anything, it may be worse than ever before.
The Blue Social Model relies on the infantilization of its subjects: We don't call big government the "Nanny state" for nothing, and cradle-to-grave government care turns adults into children.
The Blue Social Model also relies on the racial injustice that started to change 1963 to have stopped changing in 1963 and continue unabated to this day. The Blue Social Model needs people to believe that their problems are the result of Emmanuel Goldstein, not the system itself. The system CANNOT be wrong in the Blue Social Model because the adult children who live in it are taught to trust government as one would trust family.
After all, Chris Rock didn't call Obama "The Dad of our country" for no reason.
So what happens when people outside of the family of big government are seen as less-than-human? What happens when people who realize what they've been promised is a lie, and has been a lie since 1932? Are they going to take what they want and make others pay for the lies they've been told?
God, I hope not. I love the United States, I'm here by choice. I want it to succeed and prosper and have my kids grow up in a land of liberty.
But I am worried that the adolescence of the nanny-state's children might be laced with some epic temper tantrums.