The Pitchforks are Coming
If we don’t do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for [the rich]. No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality. In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out. You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.
Quote from the article The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats in Politico Magazine.