Under capitalism your value is rooted in your time, labor, and productivity. Your existence is only beneficial in support of wealth creation for the ruling class or as physical sacrifice in wars driven by the elite but fought by the oppressed. Exploitation is the name of the game and everyone is required to be a team player because the safety net has been whittled away so much that people can’t risk trying to use their limited agency to demand change.
Where do we go from here? How do we make the necessary but drastic changes in such a deeply entrenched system? How do we eke back power little by little? How do we put people before profits in a country built on inequity? What are our demands and how do we get them met?