The above linked-to HuffPo editorial scores some strong points.
Our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (and political wars in the "Capitol") are distracting Survival Island games which oppress and kill the poor while keeping the 1% in their one percentage strong hold.
Our Easter Island political system is driving us toward self-annihilation.
We are divided into warring factions (Dems versus Repubs versus Aliens and Predators).
Which Sci-fi writer of the 50's and 60's foresaw this dystopian present?We have met the Krell, and they are us.