Morrison makes it clear that 'free stuff on the Interwebz' is a clear sign of the Apocolypse, so I assume he got paid to write this. In that case, isn't there some sort of defective-product/LemonLaw that would let us get our money back?
OTOH, when you write
here in the US, the first major democracy...
Um, wow. Isn't that Morrison guy from some place that invented a thing called 'Parliment'??