Well, over the last year we have proved as a country that we will tolerate almost anything. We just had the government give away over a billion dollars to giant rich corporations, because they screwed up!! If I screwed up 1/10 of the way they did, I would be in jail or homeless. But instead both parties took taxpayer money, and gave it to giant corporations who screwed the economy up in the first place. If that doesn't get people rioting, I don't know what will. And it was not just one party either. So we can't hide behind democracy, saying we will just vote out the people who did it. Bush gave hundreds of billions away, and obama gave hundreds of billions away. People call it socialism, but in reality this is something like the very opposite of socialism. And whatever it is stinks, and yet we do nothing about.
No, I feel quite certain we would accept almost anything, as we are too comfortable in this society, and we have too much to lose by not tolerating it.