Things do indeed look bleak, however there can be some reason for hope in that global changes seem imminent. The western financial system is bankrupt and this fact cannot remain hidden for much longer.
When the vast 'wealth' that is represented by financial derivatives and rehypothecated debt finally re-aligns with the real economy, most of those who benefitted from the coup you refer to will lose their lofty positions. That will be a SHTF moment we will all remember...and I think it is coming soon.
Edited by hacktorp, 12 June 2013 - 06:50 PM.