The Ability to Own a Home is Being Stolen From Us, and We’re Being Conditioned to Accept it.

The manufacturing of consent is a powerful tool.

Lauren Elizabeth

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Throughout the 2020 campaign in particular, I was told by a number of my more critical readers that I am oftentimes too negative, and have expectations of our lawmakers that hardline Democratic voters — older ones in particular — find unrealistic. But being a 26 year old — stuck smack dab in the middle between millennials and Gen Z — who works in a nursing home during a pandemic, frankly it’s become almost impossible not to be angry at times when considering everything my generation and our children stand to lose.

For one thing, there’s the climate catastrophe looming ahead in the very near future and in many ways, has already arrived. It’s difficult to even begin to describe what it feels like to know there will be wars over access to food and water, while lawmakers continue to pretend as though incrementalism is the correct path forward. We are witnessing humanity become our own undoing on an unprecedented scale, and destroy the planet’s ability to support our species at a rapid pace all for the sake of corporate greed. There’s also the devastating burden of student loan debt, preying on those who are looking to better their future and handing them debt that many of them will spend…

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Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx