Mafia states, exemplified by the top four most populous countries (India, China, Indonesia and the US), forecast a grim future of social collapse. Indeed, this collapse is well underway, and promises to get significantly worse as untreatable diseases and environmental catastrophes escalate.
Some aspects of mafia states — i.e. militarism, media control, market corruption, wealth transfer and official lawlessness — add up to a meta trend toward violent chaos. The impact on global society can already be seen as international institutions like the UN, NATO and World Bank collaborate with mafia states.
In response to mafia state agendas, economic panic and religious hysteria exacerbate social chaos, justifying totalitarian control of education, communications and journalism. Amid the coming plague and resource scarcity, fear, hate and revenge will rule the day.