Originally posted by Solomons
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
I don't live in America,all i get to see or hear is either on here or on the media.Are a large percentage of americans *actually* angry,or is it a
small but vocal minority when it comes to the streets and day to day life/conversations? I can't imagine a large percentage are getting angry
enough to do anything about it,except moan and wait for it to get passed,moan some more and forget about it within a year...then again im not on the
Well, most Americans are in fact angry right now. Some are angry at the President though he has a very large, near majority of people who still
support him and an effective network both governmental, public and private to make it appear that far more many people who support him than do.
Some of the people are angry at government period, some are angry at the corporations and the government (probably a true majority). Many on the left
are angry on anyone on the right, and any one not on or with the left is considered on the right, no matter where in the middle you are.
There is a general and palbable ongoing attitude of despair, fear, anger and uncertainty noticable in almost everyone, even with Obama's most avid
supporters who still are not getting any better off financially though try to take cheer in stock market surges and other manipulated numbers that
things on main street will soon to get better.
Many people who were solidly middle class up until two years ago are now living hand to mouth, often with no jobs, often on government or family
assistance, often giving up prized possessions, homes, and lifestyles to barely eek by. These are not uneducated or undereducated people and are not
as understanding towards the lack of opportunities when they are willing to work hard and competently and are multi-skilled and functional. They
suspect and know that the system is broken that the remedies being taken are not going to give them real relief anytime soon if ever at all, and this
class of people is what's really driving things in to the streets in a way that this class of people has never had cause or been compelled to before.
A revolution of what type or another is about to occur, whether it's an entirely government led revolution to destroy the last vestiges of our
constitutional life style and dive all but a select few into poverty and a catered nanny state that tends to just basic needs with few luxuries or
real freedoms, or will be the people used to such luxuries and freedoms that are now after two years of a prolonged recession becoming distant but
greatly missed memories to them, rising up and forcing an intimidated and frightened government into investing not in the worlds wealthiest
corporations but in small business to create living wage jobs, and revamp monopoly laws to break up the hedgemony of the corporations and create new
trade tarrifs that no longer favor the export of living wage manufacturing and service jobs remains to be seen.
The government as Obama stated during his campaign wants a fundamental change in America and to rewrite the constitution to redress and address
percieved social injustices.
Most Americans are wising up to the fact that entails lowering almost everyones standard of living down to sustinance and little else, as opposed to
raising those in poverty above just sustinance.
It is a powder keg, people are scared, and becoming increasinly desperate and the country is on the cusp of a momentus and revolutionary change.
It has not been decided whether it will be one for the worse (by the government) or one for the better (truly by the people) as of yet, but time is
drawing nearer to when all will be revealed.
That is how I see the reality on the ground here in America, just my observation, though technically Miami where I live is a third world city state
and not America!