There are two major paradigms at war for the heart of America. Between the two of them, they certainly keep the machineries of capitalism turning and its citizens ensnared.
“What concessions do we HAVE to make to get people to shut up and knuckle under to terminal late-stage capitalism?”
And the other is:
“Fuck you. Fuck you. I hope you die. I hope you suffer. I hope someone kills you or makes you suffer. I’m going to shoot myself in the foot so I can force you to work harder so you suffer. Ha ha. Look at me, you fucking hypocrital shit. Suffer.”