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Regime Change Begins at Home by Charles Derber

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CHAPTER 2SNOOZING, TIPPING, AND WAKING UP

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    MEET MARK MELNER

Mark Melner is in his early forties, a hard worker who has been around the block a few times. He’s a big, heavy fellow, well over two hundred pounds, and he has an eleventh-grade education. For most of the past fifteen years, Mark has been a security guard getting assignments from a private contracting firm, but he’s had scores of different jobs over the years. He’s seen presidents come and go, but he claims his life doesn’t change from one election to the next.

Mark tells me that over most of the past twenty years, “I had three jobs going at the same time.” He says, “I could survive with two jobs,” but he’s making about $5.50 or $6.00 an hour, and he doesn’t have health care ...

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