I’m not putting a lot of faith in Americans rising up to “start a political revolution” and/or “take back our government”. Most Americans don’t even show up. To vote. We’re way too lazy to change things, and that’s why our politicians get away with what they do: we’re simply not paying any attention.

Start a revolution? We Americans like to think we act like Johnny Strabler on his motorcycle (Marlon Brando in The Wild One) and reply “what have you got?” but we actually just stay on the sofa and act more like Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman and overestimate our abilities, pine for the past, and remain unable to meet present-day challenges.

We’re rebels stuck on pause.

(Not that we need to start a revolution or take back anything, we just need to make a few minor changes. American is a country of excellent marketing abilities and tendencies; saying we need epic change is like saying a person NEEDS TO drink eight glasses of water a day.)