Chris Hedges: Well, that comes at the end of the book, which is an attempt that both Joe and I made to describe a system that has been seized by political paralysis, and is dominated by [a] narrow corporate elite that no longer responds to the needs of citizens.
After a color imbalance there can be a collapse that moves up the colors from B to V and R to Y, the last stage is where Y in poor countries and V in wealthy countries as the elite or most wealthy still have most of their assets but others have lost much of theirs. For example in the Roy animal kingdom Y predators might lions might still be ok while other animals are starving and dying ina drought. In a Biv plant kingdom the V leaves might have enough resources to make flowers and seeds as the trees are dying.
It attempts to illustrate, by going into the poorest pockets of the country, that the formal mechanisms of power that once made incremental and peaceful reform no longer work, and that the only solution we have is civil disobedience.
This is the disconnect caused by weak I-O policing, caused in turn partially by Y-V having most of the funds left to pay them.
But that comes after detailing the conditions that people are living, in places like Camden, New Jersey, which per capita is the poorest city in the United States; Pine Ridge, South Dakota has the second poorest county in the country; The average life expectancy for a male on Pine Ridge is 48--that is the lowest in the western hemisphere, outside of Haiti; The coal fields of southern West Virginia; the produce fields where largely undocumented workers, without any kind of legal protection, organizing power or rights, pick the nation's produce.
These are R and B people, R like nomadic pickers being ripped off by predatory Y-V capitalism.
And by the time you get there, I think, hopefully the reader has seen what happens when individuals in communities are forced to kneel before the dictates of the marketplace.
Not the marketplace but the team power of Y-V against R-B divided and conquered individuals.