Originally Posted by Piobaire
What I would like to say to many folks from both the hardcore Bernie camp and the hardcore Trump camp is, "You know it just might be you that fucked up your life and not (the rapist Mexican who stole your job / the non-existent CEO boogeyman that exported your job)? You know it's up to you how you decided to live your life, and just possibly, you're not that special and were never going to succeed in the first place."
It's ridiculous that people of average intelligence should have to go 50 grand into debt to go to college just to be able to find a decent paying job. This imo is the big issue driving the various strains of populism currently arising. I know, bootstraps, personal responsibility, person X made a billion dollars, etc., but by definition half of all people are below average, and they deserve some consideration too. A society where only those who can crawl to the top of the pyramid can achieve any kind of stability is not a good society, even if you feel personally it works for ubermenschen like yourself.
Unfortunately Bernies solution of "FREE COLLEGE" is just furthering the waste. Finding a way to bring profitable blue collar work back to the US is the way to go. Can Trump achieve this? I have no idea. It's a big task, but being concerned about it at least puts him ahead of most mainstream politicians.