Malcolm X once said there were two kinds of slaves, the field negroes and house negroes, the house negro would live in the in the attic or the basement of the plantation owner's house, they would get better food and clothes then the blacks who worked the fields because of this they would be very defensive of their master and property and go against helping their fellow slaves.
In the field of economics we see a mentality almost the same as this, were people ranging from small business owners to members of working class will defend the capitalist system, they claim it has done nothing but good for them and that all their economic and social woes are because of the evil government overtaxing and overregulation (despite both being at an all time low). The tea party movement is a text book example of this, the tea partiers actively rooted against their own self-interest such as affordable health care and regulation of the financial industry and would instead attack Barack Obama and his Adminstration as a Communist, Socialist, Fascist, Nazi, radical christian, atheist, muslim..
Another example is the We are the 53 percent meme, where conservative tried to make the claim that members of Occupy Wall Street didn't pay tax, aside from being misleading (53% number refers only to federal income tax. The same people still pay: federal FICA payroll tax, state income tax, state and local property tax, state and local sales tax, excise and "sin" taxes, and other registration fees, user fees, tolls, and personal property taxes, depending on their location) but it was also in the words of this Forbes Article [link]
"Heartbreaking" when someone believe working working 12 hours a day, six days a week while suffering from cancer is the "American dream" you know there is something wrong.
Of couse all this helped along by our good friends in the capitalist media like Glenn Beck saying "They will come for you and drag you into the streets and kill you...they're Marxist radicals...these guys are worse than Robespierre from the French Revolution...they'll kill everybody."
Never mind that America is looking more and more like pre revolutionary France by the week, what many fail to see is that much of the Occupy Movement is still entrenched in the idea that capitalism can fixed, while not as bad as the false consciousness that grips the tea party OWS is no were near as radical as the French revolutionaries of 1789, if anything their closer to the liberal Kadets or the right wing of the SRs. then again American politics have been moved so far to the right, everything looks radically left to them.
Until people can break free of the false consciousness, we won't be able to free ourselves of capitalism.
Well anyway that's the end of this, thanks for reading