And yet the seismographs of public opinion show barely the faintest signs that Americans are preparin…

And yet the seismographs of public opinion show barely the faintest signs that Americans are preparing to redress what’s been done to them. Instead, we on the receiving end of the new inequality are turning out majorities that reaffirm the very politics that have so afflicted us, we are tuning in enthusiastically to hear millionaires and their hired spokesmen pose as rebels, revolutionaries, defenders of the forgotten man. We’re rising as one, a song on our lips, to strengthen the hands of those who smite us; we’re up on the rooftops of our flooded homes praying fervently for rain; we’re offering smiling shoeshines to the people who have come to take possession of our foreclosed farm.

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