Your humane focus is nice but it's not empirical.
Maybe you're right but it sounds like the Americans at least, and most of the rest of the world are blaming the socialists (rightly so) for their troubles.
> workers are no longer treated and respected as those whom make it possible for the owners of the means of production to profit.
yes because this maxim is no longer true, in many cases the owners no longer 'need' workers. Most of the worlds money is created through computer systems now, HFT algorithms, software, hardware, and robotics make money, workers don't. I knew a few guys who coded HFT algorithms, they were compensated very generously for their time.
I think you're right though, workers will eventually be forced to ask for respect. Instead of leading to some sort of socialism I think it'll lead to something like a craftsman's revolution. Make business small again, connect everyone with goods and services they need through the internet. I may be too optimistic but I think we're headed to a future with fewer iphones and a lot more PocketChips or whatever. And I'm pretty okay with that.
> Capitalism is in its terminal stages at this point due to pathological greed and basic disregard to human life; no turning back now. Buckle up.
The commies have been saying that we're coming to the end for a long time, we're finally in "terminal capitalism". They said it in 99' with the WTO protests, WUO said it in the 60's and 70's I'm sure the trotskyists have been saying is since whenever Marx wrote his manifesto. Market based economies are much more stable and efficient than the marxists prognosticated, it can last indefinitely and it will probably be impossible to supplant in our lifetimes.