Anonymous asked: maybe this generation wouldn't feel so uncertain if rich white men weren't dominating and destroying civilization.
It is not that simple my racist friend. “Rich white men” do not dominate Japan, China, India or Africa. Not anymore at any rate. As for destroying civilization I would say that European males from Socrates to Einstein have made considerable contributions to the building civilization. In the United States the problem lies with American style capitalism. Capitalism is a very efficient means of distributing goods and services but unless it is also checked by social legislation it inevitably leads to the accumulation of wealth in the hands of a few. The last thirty years the upper five percent of the population has seen their share of the pie increase by 275%.
Now the top five percent of the population controls over 52% of the total wealth of the nation. One family, the Waltons of Wal-Mart controls more wealth than the bottom 40% of the citizens of the United States COMBINED. No nation can long survive such inequities and the rumblings have already begun. Any government which allows the rich to prosper at the expense of the poor and fails to provide for its war veterans, education for its young people, security for its elders and health care for all is doomed to destruction.