I know I am not alone in feeling like the working people of this country do not have a voice. It is clear to just about everyone in this country that we are not moving in a positive direction. We are frustrated, angry, stressed out. We have no time and are struggling to provide for our families. We are not better off than our parents, and the future often looks worse than today.
We get to vote every so often (and we always have only two real choices), and that is the extent of the power that we as citizens get to exercise. The press continues to do a pathetic job [of] addressing both our most vital personal concerns and the larger national issues that affect us all. Where can our voices and our concerns be heard?
I despair when I consider how a few thousand people (politicians, CEOs, the uber-rich, and corporate-media talking heads) wield so much power and influence over the lives and fates of some 300 million people. It is obscene and inhumane how these few have abused the responsibility that such power entails. “Bitter” doesn’t even begin to describe how every feeling, thinking human being has a justifiable right to feel about the shambles that these “elites” have made of this nation and the world. We deserve to be heard. We are all important.
— Matt Rawlings