Few of the influential, connected power elite will suffer any serious consequences from this. Other than Donald J. Trump, who it appears has squandered his re-election chances. Even some of his most prominent media advocates have turned on him and are openly critical now.

The violence and the looting is mostly about the Have-Nots against the Have-a-Little, and the destruction of the public symbols and institutions that define and make our societies work on behalf of the population as a whole. Starting with the police forces. Just like some third world republic, such as Egypt, the USA is rapidly evolving to the status of a nation where the only institution the people respect and trust is the Army.