It sounds a little funny when you say those words – Average American – out loud, especially when there’s no such thing as “average” anymore. Not according to Wikipedia, at least. According to them, there are no classifications out there anymore that make up greater than 30% of the population, meaning to say that there is no such thing as “average” to begin with.
But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find another Wiki article which tells us, basically, that almost all of us are very much the same; we’re people that have families and loved ones, and we’re doing what we can to take care of ourselves and the people around us. OK… maybe not exactly in those words, but you get my meaning; 94.9% of us are middle class or below, we have bills to pay, and mouths to feed, and (God willing) jobs to get to so we can afford to do it all.
It seems to me that the “average” American is that person who get’s up, gets a shower, wakes the kids up, gets breakfast… maybe finishes up a science project… and gets the kids off to school before going off to work ourselves.
At no time is there really a chance to learn what is going on in America. Folks might “hear” something but they can’t really substantiate it one way or another.
So, they work an 8 or 10 hour shift, trying to make money to support their children or pay their bills. They might “hear” something on the radio about this or about that, but again – depending on where they “hear” it – it could be nothing more than “agenda driven” and not based on any fact.
Finally, they get out of work and, once again, they hit the ground running. They are either picking the kids up, or running to a baseball/football/wrestling practice or game. Then, they have to hurry home to fix dinner, do homework, and get the kids off to bed. By now it’s 9 o’clock at night.
For most people that means it’s time to relax, watch some TV, talk with their spouse, work in the garage or watch a game. Most people are not going to start “independent studies” on which political party is screwing them, which network is lying, who has an agenda, and what any of it will do to America, their children, or their jobs.
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