Our Two Class Society

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Essentially, Americans are split into two groups: the privileged and the underprivileged. The privileged range from the super-rich god kings, through the rich, the upper middle class, and maybe still the middle-middle class (depending on where you draw the line). The underprivileged include the lower middle class and the rarely ever mentioned underclass.  

The privileged have lots of means and choices and chance after chance after chance. They live enjoyable lives of good homes, regular vacations and spare time, good food, entertainment, health, liberty, respect, status and more. And they believe to be self-made and independent. They cling to the delusion that they singlehandedly earned all the good things they get to enjoy — inheritance, connections, exclusive education and opportunities, and people working for them or paying them rents somehow having nothing to do with any of their elevated status, wealth, and prosperity. Whether at the very top in outer space or near the bottom of the top, the privileged tend to uphold the status quo because it feels right to them, what with their lives being good and the rest of the people out of sight and out of mind.

The existences endured by the underprivileged compare like night to day: No chances for improvement, or at most a single chance in their entire “lives” (I use the quotes because lives not worth living hardly deserve the label of “life”), countless gigantic hurdles, lack of everything, crushing catastrophe after crushing catastrophe, few or no choices, unbearable pressures from all sides, incessant demands made of them constantly — with their own needs and human rights ignored by everybody. Gaslighted, shamed, and embarrassed about their situation. Denigrated and dominated all the time. Denied all dignity. While the privileged relax in vacations, the underprivileged get to work 2 or 3 jobs to barely make the lowest possible ends meet, or get to search for a new job and relocate again and again and again, and get to hold down the fort for the privileged and clean up after them.

We would probably quickly build a better world if all of us got to try out life on the other side of the fence and discover what that’s like. Sadly, that is not an option, so we need to seek out information to educate ourselves (don’t trust the mainstream media to do it for you! — to get started try these two search links here: [1][2]). Once we understand the division of our nation into privileged and underprivileged fellow citizens, into those with lots of opportunities and pleasures and those denied everything, we may resolve to fix this evil system and join forces across the gulf of the divide to do so.

Hint: Use, spread, and support independent media like this one.

Photo by King’s Church International on Unsplash

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