[Marxism] Fwd: Many Feel the American Dream Is Out of Reach, Poll Shows - NYTimes.com

michael yates mikedjyates at msn.com
Thu Dec 11 17:46:55 MST 2014

This poll makes for depressing reading. How is it even heartening that more people are skeptical about the American Dream. It's a sick dream to start with, and still a majority think that they can get rich by hard work. And they are more concerned that too many government regulations will hurt growth than they are with rising inequality. People here too often have the most muddled ideas, as we have seen over and over gain during our 13-year sojourn all around the country. Plus decades of pro-market, anti-government propaganda, horrid schools and horrible teachers, the complete demise of labor unions, war-making, worthless media, etc. have taken a real toll. We've become numb to suffering, murder, torture, and all that makes us social beings. 
There are, of course, hopeful signs, as we see with the responses to police murdering black people. We may see a resurrection of the black liberation struggle, and this could do wonderful things. However, how many people will have to be dragged kicking and screaming into a new day? 		 	   		  

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