You sort of got what I said, but let’s review.
“As wiith any generalization: the greater scope (the greater number of events) the more the distortion”
And with any generalization there are atypical examples. America is one of the few examples of a place where you can transcend you social status and rise upwards ( naturally falling backwards is also happening).
“But I learned to be resourceful: I brought myself up, and my two brothers also.”
You are an example of being able to transcend, a minority which grows as time progresses. More and more people are turning to the state when they fail, why not, whom amongst us would refuse a free lunch. But free lunches lead to dependence upon the provider if the individual , which is what our social engineering has done to a great volume of our lower class. Why struggle what is given freely, unless you account for the loss of dignity.
One of the things that really put a bur in the saddle of the Occupy people is the fact that the vote has become almost useless to them. If I vote for one or the other of the two parties the result is the same. The only place where this isn’t true is in the local political situations. But there is our true democratic design working and it fades in effectiveness as we move upwards. Small parties are not invited to the table of upper government. To prove this point, look to our representative congress. What percentage of non Republican or non Democratic members are there. Can we expect change from a body that only seeks to continue to exist, a group of people of rich only wanting to exchange it for the semblance of power that they refuse to give up even after abusing it. (okay they aren’t all rich, but I am sure they are way above the average American middle class worker that they say they represent)
Since I wrote the first part of this, over a year ago, little has changed and the movement has fizzled. Why? Because they outlived their media coverage without accomplishing anything. Nothing is remembered except the mess they made of a few parks. “Dirty Yuppies with Cell Phones that mommy bought them”