- VAUGHN BRESHEARE
- Snohomish, WA
- United States
Adventurer, Zeitgeist Movement
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The greatest enemy we have is mass cynicism. When people get to the point when they think nothing can be done. What choices must we make?
It's easy when people are fearful and disorganized, feeling separate so we can be vulnerable to demagogues who will say it's because of government, it's because of immigrants, because of blacks, when in actuality we are all struggling over a smaller and smaller share of a bigger AND BIGGER pie.
Our attention is being deflected and diverted from the big story that all the income is going to the top. When do people cross that threshold to take action, speak up, vote, make their voices heard?
Over the last 30 years the erosion of the middle class has been relentless, union busting, healthcare access and costs, education costs, job off-shoring, taxing inequality and of course sending our youth to die in wars supporting large corporations like Exxon and Halliburton.