Pew recently polled Americans ( March 2, 2012 ) where they found that 19% agreed with the statement that “success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside of our control”. Additionally, another 40% agreed with the statement that "hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people". Both numbers polled the highest since 1994.
These numbers are staggering, and should come as a wake up call to elected politicians, politicians seeking election, political parties, movements, the government , and especially the rich elite - corporatocracy. As the Buddhist saying goes, "Mind is the forerunner of all things".
The time is now to deal with social injustice and inequities in this country for the 99%, and restore the democratic process from vote through legislation, back to the people. We will believe in the 100% when we see the American Dream made whole for everyone.
The New American Corporatocracy Part 1
The New American Corporatocracy Part 2