What's not to understand?
The only thing I don't understand is why they don't riot harder.
A modern society is hypercomplex but it's foundation is nontheless rooted firmly in time and space.
That means while it's awfully compartmented, segmented, regulated, everyone assumes and acknowledges limits to resources and capital. And everyone -EVERYONE- , even the unborn, are part of some kind of bady drawn plan.
That, in turn, means that while the majority should probably "shut up" as you, OP, mentioned, the teenagers and twentysomethings have quite a bit of righteous heat in them.
Imagine you're talented, full of ideas and ideals and have your first job, then shit hits the fan.
And you realize you're a quarter million in debt.
It was probably a lot easier for a slave in ancient greece to buy his freedom if he had some skills.
Nice feeling, eh, why not do a sirtaki out of joy?
Let me be clear on one point:
I sincerely hope it'll be red slaughter in the streets.