Simplistic is the right word. It is as if many people are slowly awakening from a long sleep. They are what Henry Miller was fond of calling them--somnambulists.
Unequipped to think for themselves, they haven't studied history nor developed a critical capacity to analyze the forces that surround them. Their lives, steeped in apathy and apolitical dreams, were barren, and as long as they had good jobs and enough toys to distract them they were fine with the world.
Everything was too easy for many. Now things are tougher and they're having to engage with aspects of existence that never occurred to them in the past. They've lost their way and remain reliant on wishes and dreams without realizing there is no easy fix.
It will take a mass mobilization and new consensus, or nothing will change inside the oligarchical system that dominates our lives.