The downtrodden rose up due to better education and communications. A baldy said “The downtrodden are too dumb to run this. I can do better”. Once the baldy was gone, a few increasingly deluded and nasty chaps with more flamboyant hairdos took over and screwed everything up. After that, things got a bit better and the downtrodden became fat, though not as fat as the fat cats did, although unlike the downtrodden, the fat cats didn’t actually become physically fat. In the meantime, the declining few who worried about any of this wrung their hands and became Guardian readers. Then, the Internet happened, and this revolution in communications meant that everyone was now playing on a flatter pitch.
A potted history of revolution over the last 100 years or so