As someone who has studied Psychology, Anthropology, etc, and media and advertising issues as raised by
the likes of Noam Chomsky and Vance Packard, many people operate on the basis of a social consensus
and its ideals rather than in terms of reality itself. There was a study in the last few years about people´s
perception of how rich the rich are, and a large number of Americans underestimate inequality in the US.
I have worked for non-profit activist groups like the PIRGs, followed the campaigns of similar groups like
Greenpeace and Oxfam, and learned about the importance of economic activism and social entrepreneurship,
especially the co-operative business model, ecological economics, and notions of society like the “co-operative
All that makes for free and constructive thinking by an independent and interdependent person linked to community. That´s where the Green Party lies, and clearly is where the Democratic Party has not gone,
except for Bernie and others who have disappeared. Without that, people are stuck in a mainstream media mental box that has become entangled and confused with reality. Wow, pass the popcorn, I wonder what happens next?