The coming storm has nothing to do with the price of houses or who sits in the White House. It has everything to do with where wealth is currently pooling. Wealth is accumulating in some very dark, ugly corners of the world. China, Russia and the countries of the middle east are loaded with dollars, gold and soon Euros. If wealth equals power, the world is just beginning to enter a dark period in its history. Because those 3 countries/regions are not governed by the kinds people and principals we would ever want to be subservient to. I do not think that the current tide can be stemmed either, a natural evolution is beginning.
A good friend once posed an interesting question. He asked, "I wonder if the Romans realized that the end had begun as the visigoths began to chip away at the Roman empire".