Submitted by ziq
on July 18, 2019 at 12:56 PM in memer
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The days of prosperity are over. The middle class is gone.
If that's why people are angry, then they aren't sensitive to injustice, they're sensitive to the loss of status. Injustice has been integral to North America since it's beginning. It was founded on slavery and genocide; it has prospered and continues to prosper under the exploitation of its population and the exploitation of other countries and their people. You're allowed to be angry at wealth inequality; hell, I agree with you that oligarchs and elitists should answer for this bullshit. But the minute you proclaim this delusional nonsense about how North Americans have proven sensitive to injustice, you're spitting in the eyes of the marginalized who suffer due to the US; whether that suffering is caused by the legal system, the culture, or our tendency towards waste and consumption.