Oh Disgruntlement, let me count the ways…
So many. So very many causes for my Old Coot Disgruntlement.
One is being indoctrinated from my earliest years into believing that all is as it should be in the USA.
We Are Number One!!! USA USA USA!!!!
With time, experience and education my brainwashed eroded.
“In 2011, the six heirs to the Walmart empire commanded wealth of almost $70 billion, which is equivalent to the wealth of the entire bottom 30 percent of US society.”
I have been working-poor my entire life, doing the jobs “Americans will not do” and performing the tasks required for the USA to function on a day-to-day basis.
Where would the ultra-rich of WalMart be without a multitude of workers doing the daily tasks and who are paid a low wage and few to no benefits?
That link lurking above is but one of many essays I have read over the years that enlightened my thinking about life in general.
“…we have become a divided society. America has created a marvelous economic machine, but most of the benefits have gone to the top.”
If only the many-millions of invaders competed with those at the top of the economic pile. Then us commoners would not be unfairly competing with those infiltrators for jobs, housing, social services, etc.
“Much of the inequality that exists today is a result of government policies.”
Well, it is the wealthy folks and their corporations, special-interest groups and others that well-reward their lackey politicians and bureaucrats so divinely when those lap-dog anti-We, the People leave office or position. And done so legally.
The USA is screwed and I believe a growing number of citizens are believing that.
But the screwing continues unabated and the vermin begging for money and votes, the scum wanting to be the next main figurehead lap-dog lackey of their wealthy masters, spew the drivel too many citizen-sheep bleat their delight with.
The brainwashed masses who believe their vote at the federal level actual means something… that their socio-economic superiors’ lackeys will consider them above and beyond the consideration of those who will ensure they depart office and hobnob with those elites and receive their financial rewards.
Yeah… go ahead… play the political game, suckers.
And wear your self-applied mental slave chains with pride.