The first disconnect is believing there is still a definable and healthy middle class. What once was a highly visible and measurable socio-economic group has caved in on itself, widening the gap between the "haves and the have-not's". Victims of their own entitlement mentality, millions are finding out they don't have a "right" to their greedy delusions and need to create their own future. Wake up and smell the reality!
Today's middle class is absolutely disconnected from reality because reality for a majority of the world is nothing like the reality that the middle class typically experiences. There is an overabundance of evidence through the media marketted towards the middle class that indicates that the middle class doesn't experience the same connection with reality that most other people do.