Maybe you don't see it, but you feel it. You can't describe it in detail, but you know its tangible because you can touch it. Your friends feel it, but can't grasp exactly what they feel but they feel uneasy. Some are able to say they can't find a good job. Some say they can't get a raise or they can't get the extra hours they used to. They look for ways to decrease their spending. They cut back on their cable bills or their internet bills. They stay with their parents well into their late 20's. They postpone marriage. They postpone children if they are already married. They no longer contemplate private schools. They cut back on food expenditures. They have EBT cards. They file for disability. They work three jobs to make enough money for rent and food with terrible health care insurance. They feel something is wrong. Maybe its just them, but then why did they graduate with a degree and 90 thousand in debt, but they work at Starbucks part time. Something is wrong.
Do they go to graduate school? Do they get into another 90 thousand in debt and still not have a job? Something is wrong, but there was a bailout. Who was bailed out? Why are the top 1% expanding the wealth gap since 2008 and you're working at Starbucks to try and obtain health insurance? Who was bailed out?
You're told its just you but if you have a small business its getting harder to see how to compete against the big box stores that don't even need to make a profit. Amazon can go quarter after quarter with massive losses but cheap money keeps them chewing away at your business. You can't operate even one quarter losing money. Something is wrong. How can you call that investing. What is it called?
94 million people of working age are no longer employed. The highest since the 70s. What isn't obvious are the EBT cards. Medicaid. Disability recipients. Something is wrong.
Go ahead and protest. Look what happened to Occupy. Crushed! What is going to happen if the grand illusion of recovery begins to unravel. Will we have peaceful protests that are crushed again? Will people just willingly give up all hope and submit? Sumthin' is wrong with the whole game. Who is going to protect the corporate theft when this goes bad? Will the oppression proceed or will the troops desist?