There is “a chronic and widespread gap between Americans’ expectations for themselves and their actual achievement” which can lead to mass shootings and joining extremist groups like ISIS. But what about the population of people who still perceive this wide gap in their lives and do not go postal? Who are they to blame for their problems? Top of the list is government. Is not our government in control of the economy and from that our chances of getting a good job and ultimate personal survival? If this is the perceived cause of a person’s problems they often times turn off the shades of grey views and look at political issues as black and white. This may help explain why some people position themselves as being far right in their political views.