And a propos consumerism, it will not destroy anti-Semitism but it will wipe out Jews:
Anti-Semitism is not what defines the experience of Jews in America today; assimilation is. To hear the professional worriers in the Jewish community, it’s love, not hate, that poses the bigger existential challenge. A vast majority of Jews — 72 percent among the non-Orthodox — now marry outside the tribe. The infrastructure of Judaism, from the synagogue to the long-established liberal denominations, is being steadily abandoned. Almost a third of millennial Jews are so unidentified with Judaism they say they have no religion at all.
Obviously, it’s not just Jews. Only about 8% of millennials find religion relevant to their lives. If the whole point of life is the satisfaction of fleeting whims of the all-important self, there can be no place for religion which is based on valuing something above the whims of the self.