“8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance”

Clinical psychologist Bruce E. Levine explains how “the ruling elite has created social institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance”, through:

  1. Student-Loan Debt.
  2. Psychopathologizing and Medicating Noncompliance.
  3. Schools That Educate for Compliance and Not for Democracy.
  4. “No Child Left Behind” and “Race to the Top.”
  5. Shaming Young People Who Take Education — But Not Their Schooling — Seriously.
  6. The Normalization of Surveillance.
  7. Television.
  8. Fundamentalist Religion and Fundamentalist Consumerism.

Read the complete article on Alternet.