Citizens to Consumers to Beggars

Americans used to be citizens. Then they were trained to be consumers instead.
But now they’re just wage slaves in a plutocracy (rule by a wealthy few). “Shut up and beg for a job.” “Rich people provide jobs.” Just look at the attitudes toward fellow citizens who are unemployed, “living off’ the government, “unemployment benefits make people lazy” and “keep people from looking for work” etc.