I know this might not be easy, but I'm worried about you, erstwhile Obama supporter. I believe your addiction has gotten out of control, and it’s time for you to stop. For yourself, for those you love, for America.
For the first time in at least thirty years, victims of financial abuse have dug their trenches and refused to go quietly into the night. Whether it was wage stagnation, NAFTA, or Enron literally getting rich by shutting off California's power, Americans had been increasingly conditioned to accept their economic injustices (blessed are the meek, amirite?) and trudge onward. With each injustice, we were told to suck it up and press ahead towards the next recovery (see: speculative bubble) and please don't forget to go shopping, O Noble Patriots!
“Evacuate?! In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.”
Grand Moff Tarkin, seconds before the destruction of the Death Star
It’s official: the Tarkinesque arrogance of financial elites towards the Occupy movement has gone out with a flashbang. A small band of rebels has done the unthinkable and destroyed the status quo’s Death Star of Widespread Apathy. Thanks to the hundreds of occupations that have sprung up organically across the country, once-abstract issues like income inequality and finance reform (not to mention, I don’t know, “Justice”) have leapt to the forefront of the national conversation. There’s a tangible sense that the population is finally waking up to the institutional rot that surrounds them.
But as the rubble of our shattered apathy drifts away into space, we’ve gotten word that the Empire is preparing to strike back.