Michael Moron getting involved in this pretty much says it all.
the idea of the American dream keeps people working and pacified, because they feel they have a chance within the system to better themselves and the lives of their children.
if the illusion is broken, there will be unrest. put simply, if the average person feels he or she has little to no chance of ever doing better than scraping by, that person will be a lot less likely to let a small percentage of people hold most of the wealth.
My sense is the thing most broken in this country is the spirit of it's people, not unlike the feeling under the Carter administration.
Yesterday, Steve Jobs passed away. He was the child of a single mom, a college student. He dropped out of college after a year and went on to become a multi-billionaire. That is the greatness of America, and yes it still exists!
I hope they hang on long enough for the tea party to realize how much they have in common.
Cuz aren't the tea partiers real pissed about the bailouts, etc?
Hasn't the govt on both sides done nothing about fraudulent activities on the part of banks and wall st.
Seems that sitting at or near the scene of the crime and demanding something be done could actually appeal to some tea partiers.
And might force govt to address something both sides and the middle are pissed about.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
in the case of the current protest, a lot of young people are graduating from college into a job market that offers them a chance to work fast food or wait tables if they're lucky. meanwhile, their college debt is crushing. that tends to get people a bit upset.
Again, my concern is the feeling by so many in America that they can't succeed.
this is what i was talking about : http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/bu...y/19grads.html
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