as another commenter says below — — in this piece there is no satire
this time you have written truth — pretty much as it will be played, correct in almost every detail
the only aspect you’ve omitted is the crash of industrial complexity, due to inept government and depleting energy resreves.
as that happens, civil disorder is inevitable, as is the imposition of martial law ‘’to keep order’’ — -and no — the don will not be a benevoloent dictator — in fact it happens he himself will be deposed and his job taken by a real despot who knows this business of despotism, almost certainly of the theocratic variety — -even nastier than the usual kind
ive set out the scenario here: