Forum Post: we each contribute to the reality of others: America knew this before it developed Stockholm Syndrome for WS
Posted 4 years ago on Jan. 24, 2013, 8:29 p.m. EST by elf3
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Once upon a time a plumber, hairsylist, shop clerk, could earn a nice house with a white picket fence in the same town or even next door to his boss. That ended with the baby boomers. Now, unless you own rental property, have capital gains, or you're a lawyer or politician, banker, or CEO, should you expect such luxuries as the bygone American Dream replaced by the new American Aristocracy. A thought suddenly occurred to me yesterday that someday future generations will learn in school how their idiotic ancestors covered their food in poisonous chemicals and dumped their garbage all over the place and gave themselves cancer. Those who seek to keep the status quo and deny reality or science or fail to realize the fact that they contribute to the reality of others and choose to ignore these facts in place of the new American slogan "it could always be worse, or you're just negative and should consider the good things you have and that you are soley resonsible for your existence and surroundings " (when in fact many others are shaping, contributing and often controlling it) are perpetuating a propaganda that is designed to keep people from expecting upward mobility or progress; propaganda designed to INVALIDATE and subserviate the masses. Does the laborer or secretary no longer deserve to partake of the American Dream? Must they live a deranged version where until they "make something of themselves", they must live in struggle, or perhap starve, until they learn how to make themselves rich in order not to live in squalor amidst crime and noise, must expect not to get proper healthcare, proper education for their children, or not have children altogether until they are wealthy? A country for and by the rich, and the rest of us now second class citizens?