The nation has the feeling of an impending nervous breakdown. White people are desperate to hang on to their privileges in the face of rapid changes in society and the world. The continuing attacks on blacks, browns, women, gays, the poor and the middle class give a feeling of implacable hatred and fear on the part of the attackers and helpless puzzlement and fear on the part of the victims. The politicians appear to be helpless in their floundering attempts to placate their bankrollers. The bankrollers, the puppetmasters, remain faceless and nameless except for the usual suspects such as the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and perhaps a few others. Their unrelenting efforts to buy politicians, elections and courts gives a sense of madmen who are hell bent on controlling the madhouse. In this maelstrom of insanity as we are now experiencing, citizens can be forgiven for appearing passive and uninvolved. There is no place to run and no place to hide. We can only wait to see what it will take for those who are wllingly oblivious and ignorantly supportive of the madness to decide to join us in protest and resistance. The time will come when they are no longer able to avoid paying a price for their support. We can only hope that they will awaken before there is nothing left of this country to save.