It is an unspoken meme; a subconscious belief that we are taught with every nuance of our culture from the moment of birth.
...that if we are not in the upper classes it is no one else’s fault but our own. The reason we are not rich is because we are lazy or not very smart or simply a bad person deep down. We each dream of being the one on top while the masses below us muddle along; waiting on us hand and foot, growing the food, building the mansions, and digging the raw materials out of a wasted and bleeding earth. How can this American Dream possibly happen for each and every human being on the planet? It is like the most insane multilevel business scheme ever invented and the entire population of human beings on planet earth is trying to sell this inane empty goal to itself.
The Venus Project
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