The late, great comic George Carlin did a 3-min./12-sec. comedy skit a few years back.
It basically encapsulated the entire thrust of what the Occupy Wall Street movement was all about.
Only a handful of people actually have a say in the affairs of our country and that is because they own literally everything ---> land, buildings, corporations, banks AND most importantly, the AIR WAVES!
They therefore OWN all of the rest of us. They have us by the BALLS!
They tell us what to think, how to react, what to focus on or not.
The 1% know full well that, for the most part, MOST of us will do as we're told and not bother thinking about any BIG PICTURE. They know full well that, for the most part, we are too bogged down with our own respective daily dramas - like survival - and that we will never mount any real concerted threat directed at their monopoly of power.
We, in effect, play the part of the victim all too well. We allow the mighty plutocratic machine to ram us up the arse continuously and relentlessly with the Red, White & Blue Shaft. And, we don't really work up much of a lather to offer up a real objection or complaint. We can only muster up a tinny whine and just continue to muddle along.
Having lost so many hard fought rights and privileges over the last 30-35 years the Plutocrats are now going after our Social Security & Carlin suggests that they will get that as well.
He closes his skit with a complete refutation of the so-called AMERICAN DREAM. He intones: "It's A Dream, Because You Have To Be ASLEEP TO BELIEVE IT!
Worker Bees Of The World Throw Off Your Blinders. You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Own MYOPIA.