Boy, isn’t this the truth. It is all a construct. Our entire economy is a house of cards that only has power because we buy into it. The few with the most rule the many with the least, and we can’t see it because we’re in the middle of it. And they like keeping us there, with a limited perspective.
I took my 13 year old to a Jason Derulo concert last summer. We were on the floor, in the middle, totally squished. We could barely see Derulo. We could barely hear him. We could barely move. Finally, because I’m old, I told my daughter I had to get out of there. So we ducked out. As soon as we got a little distance from the crowd, we realized there was this wide open space on the floor, behind the crowd.
Over half the floor, actually. All of those people were squashed up together and none of them realized they had plenty of room. Once we got out of the mix, and got a little outside perspective, the concert got a whole lot more pleasant.
I think if every one of the many mobilized against the few, we would wield more power than we can imagine. We could change things. And they know that, and it terrifies them. So they just bury us under more and more and more red tape, and bank notes, and high interest rates, and ever growing mounds of debt.
Fake debt, in many cases.