The irrelevancy of the current paradigm
That's all gone now. America is completely without a moral compass. But, in the deepest reaches of most people's hearts is the idea that they matter and should be treated with dignity and respect as living beings. This is what is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Preamble of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
That our country has strayed so far from these principles and the powers that be have so enslaved the minds of the people so that they no longer know their own inherent worth except as a commodity is a society that is ripe for totalitarianism.
Thankfully, the whole thing is going to crash. We are facing a major depression, peak oil, and devastating changes in the climate. I suggest getting local and learning to grow your own food. Oh, and having tradeable skills is a major plus.