What I got from that was we are pawns in a system designed to mislead people to believe that we all have equal rights to own a home, a car, have some kids and retire from a good job that appreciates your years of dedicated performance. That by participating in that system we are part of the problem. The truth is the odds are not stacked the same, people of modest means do not have the same opportunities as their counterpart. Just like another poster said, capitalism only works when you have a lot of poor people to make it work. That is just terrible.
I don't agree. Capitalism is not a system designed to mislead people into believing that they all have the same rights; it is not a system built on the backs of a lot of poor people. The latter, especially, sounds a lot more like feudalism, which did in fact have a lot of poor people (peasants, peons, servants, slaves) who were kept impoverished by those in power. Indeed, in most feudal societies, the people on the bottom were deliberately kept impoverished. Take feudal Japan, for example. On top, you had the shogun - the de facto ruler of the country. Below him you had numerous daimyo, essentially clan leaders, and below them, the bushi (noblemen). Below them, you had the various social classes (samurai, merchants, craftsmen, and peasants), who were far more numerous than the ones set on top of them, and had far less power to actually affect things.
There were literally dozens of peasant rebellions during the Tokugawa shogunate alone. Virtually all of them happened because the peasants were effectively being abused - for example, charged such high taxes that they couldn't get enough food to eat (never mind buying stuff), or not given relief from taxes during bad years. And they did this knowing full well that they would be executed for daring to rebel, even if that 'rebellion' was simply leaving their homes without permission and going to complain to the daimyo. They never hoped to actually change the system to something a bit more equitable, either, because they knew it was impossible.
To paraphrase Churchill, "(capitalism) is the worst economic system in existence - except for all the others that have been tried before". There are lots of flaws with capitalism - debt peonage being a major one, and there's plenty of others - but it allows for social mobility. People may not have equal buying power, but they can save up money to buy things and improve their lot. What other economic system has ever done that?