A Mashable.com video about the gross inequality of wealth distribution in the U.S. has gone viral.
The video depicts the differences between what Americans believe about wealth distribution in the U.S. and what most Americans want the pattern to look like and what it really looks like. The disconnection between perception and reality is stark and disturbing.
The video depicts an almost delusional sense about the "middle class" in American society and should serve as a wakeup call to most Americans. The beauty of this video is that it is not an anger-laden sound-bite that usually fills our media space. It's not an anti-intellectual diatribes spouted by partisan pundits. It's just the facts simply and reasonably presented.
After watching the video, you wonder who benefits by the polarized political climate in the U.S. Who benefits by the deep political divisions between the working-class masses? Who benefits when we fight (horizontally--among each other) about abortion, gay rights, gun rights, when the real conflict is vertical and the major political issues that need our immediate attention is the inexplicable wealth distribution mechanism that has been crafted largely by our governing bodies for their wealthy sponsors. You wonder how did our society get this way and why are we not talking about it? Why didn't I see this on the nightly news or hear about it on talk radio? Have I been deceived by my political party and do they really serve my socio economic class interests? Will I support politicians who want to stop this horrific economic trend or will I label them and support those who created the inequality. After seeing this video will I think about my own socio-economic class and where I fit in the economic model and will I change my political voting behavior?
If you haven't seen this video, you must! Click the link below. Share it with your members of Congress and ask them what they're planning to do to change the gross inequality. Consider what they've done to perpetute this situation and vote accordingly in 2014.