The Elites see the handwriting on the wall. Disaster approaches for our civilization, and they wish to shape that disaster to maximize their own wealth and power. They also wish to hide the fact that this disaster stems from their own actions.
They will accomplish this by creating the right kind of environment that will lead to the right kind of people – who will gather and do what comes naturally to them. The ensuing violence will distract the nation and compel them to accept the wholesale theft of their rights, freedoms and what little wealth that remains.