OK, I don’t know what life is like for a left activist in Colorado or currently anywhere in the USA. Opinions I read differ widely. But in the north of Britain, so long as one pays the taxes due, fills in the forms that arrive in brown envelopes bearing the government crest and uses a modicum of subtlety when challenging authority a good degree of personal independence is still possible. Things are different in the south where even modest family homes can command prices upwards of a million.
Mortgage slavery is a harsher existence than wage slavery.