Nah mate, it caught me on the hop.
Merkin MSM missed the warning signs of this completely.
Fauci has explained that the Chinese covid vaccines don't work. Xi refuses to use Merkin vaccines and is choosing lockdowns instead.
Apparently this has been slowly building but the spark came when a family locked in their apartment were burned to death.
People cannot work or get food. One of my mates, a very conservative type told me one of his friends had not eaten for three days FFS.
No money is one thing, but no food gets people really grumpy.
I think the cat is out of the bag on this, even if Xi doubles down his popular support has crashed.
As for democracy returning, I would bet against it.