Get this through your heads. Nothing in this country and world will change unless the PEOPLE realize the power they have and start to use it properly. We have the power of standing together and ending this bullshit.
Monetarily, don't buy it if you don't need it. Biggest problem with that, though, is that everything in this country is owned by huge conglomerates like Koch Industries or Nestle!
Politically, vote these bastards out!
Gather in the streets like other countries do to protest the bastards in OUR government!
Shut down the country for a day with a general strike!
We have the power, we are simply afraid to use it for fear of missing a days pay, which will put us further in debt. But think of what will occur further down the road. They are consolidating power over us and they will never fear using that power to get what they have been striving for for years, and that is complete dominance of the working class.
If you are among the working class, trying to earn a living and raise your families, you are the ones they are targeting. You are slaves to them. Look at the wars they start, to feed the war machine. They take your decent idealistic children and turn them into killers for THEIR cause, then turn their backs on them when they come home totally fucked up mentally and physically, because they've taken all the resources for themselves.
This is really a very simple yet problematic situation. We need to rein in capitalism! It is destroying the masses for the benefit of the very few. Democratic Socialism is not a bad thing, but anyone who stands to gain from the status quo will tell you it is rotten to the core. Don't listen to them. Look at your own situation and wonder how much better off you would be with an equitable distribution of wealth.
I think you will find that you would be much better off, like we were in the 50's and 60's. We were poor but didn't really know it, because we weren't always chasing rainbows for the next generation of phone or clothes or gadget!
Rethink your way of life and see how you can stop being a puppet to these capitalist bastards!
As always, may peace be with you and may you have a great fathers day, dads.