So, anyway, at 5am, I found this:
There's only one real problem with this. The people who need the wake-up call here won't watch it. In that bizarre situation I've spoken about before, many of the people who are getting short-changed in this scenario LIKE IT. They think it's good that such a small percentage of people have so much of the wealth. They believe in trickle down. Yes, many of the poor think the poor are at fault for this. I think they're crazy, but there it is.
Increasingly there are also people who are so in love with the woollier aspects of positive thinking, that they believe complaining about inequality is tantamount to preserving it. I think they've been brainwashed - I wouldn't mind betting that one of the 1% has been pumping out the books they read. Now that's clever. It's no different to an evangelist asking you to send him all your money, but it's more subtle.
What are our choices, REALLY, when we dislike the situation?
Well, voting can only do so much, when your most left-wing party is a right-wing party. This applies throughout the west and is not limited to the U.S. It's a phenomenon well-known by experts in party politics and largely ignored by the voters.
The situation has been going on so long now, you see, that all major parties have been bought and paid for by the 1%. This is not exclusively a right-wing matter anymore.
The fact is, unless you convince enough of your fellow countrymen, wherever you live, to vote in a real left-wing party, which is not likely to happen, the best thing you can do at the polls is vote for non-economic reasons, and I am perfectly serious about that. Financially you are going to get screwed, as things are, no matter who you vote for.
So what else can you do? Well, you can make sure everyone knows. This is my approach. Even though I know many ignore me, many don't care, and many have some crazy idea that it's OK like this anyway, I just keep on saying it. I've been saying it a long time. I shall say it forever. I suggest, if you do care, you make a nuisance of yourself ensuring that even the most thickheaded people you know are aware of the situation. I further suggest, if they are content with it, you get their heads examined.