In this digitally networked era, the United States is once again at the center of a massive transformation in human political relations. George Floyd’s public murder has been a spark igniting a cultural awakening. Pent-up social pressures seek an outlet and as Peter Turchin explains, these structural pressures have been building for some time. Popular immiseration, intra-elite conflict, and the loss of confidence in state institutions have together detonated a complete system change. During transitions of this magnitude, past systems are utterly disrupted while new systems remain difficult to predict.