The "Stockholm Syndrome" of the Working and Middle classes. Victims of class war fight FOR the super-rich.
I know it's not so, but I like to imagine these bits as if they were being spoken in the voice of Stephen Fry.
The dominant thinking on the left, I suppose, is some variety of a "false consciousness" argument, that the elite have pulled the wool over the eyes of the vast majority of the population, and once the latter realizes that they've been had, they'll rebel, they'll move the country in a populist or democratic socialist direction. The problem I have with this is the evident fact that most Americans want the American Dream, not a different way of life - a Mercedes-Benz, as Janis Joplin once put it. Endless material wealth based on individual striving is the American ideal, and the desire to change that paradigm is practically nonexistent. Even the poor buy into this, which is why John Steinbeck once remarked that they regard themselves as "temporarily embarrassed millionaires." Hence I would argue that nations get the governments they deserve; that the wool is the eyes.
There's other good bits in here about how chunk-of-rock stupid Americans are. But he still blames the victim, rather than examine the social-engineering... the billions spent as education, "news and entertainment" to keep American's the most lied-to people on earth.
...all of the data over the last 20 years show that Americans are not very bright, and not even the bright ones are very bright - it's not merely a question of IQ. A Marist poll released on July 4, 2011 showed that 42 percent of American adults are unaware that the U.S. declared its independence in 1776, and this figure increases to 69 percent for the under-30 age group. Twenty-five percent of Americans don't know from which country the United States seceded. A poll taken in the Oklahoma public school system turned up the fact that 77 percent of the students didn't know who George Washington was, and the Texas Board of Education recently voted to include a unit on Estee Lauder in the history curriculum, when they don't have one on the first president.