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"America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves….

Their most destructive untruth is that it is very easy for any American to make money. They will not acknowledge how in fact hard money is to come by, and, therefore, those who have no money blame and blame and blame themselves.

This inward blame has been a treasure for the rich and powerful, who have had to do less for their poor, publicly and privately, than any other ruling class since, say, Napoleonic times.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse 5 (via lovelyderriere)