S.F. Jude Terror wrote:I made much longer posts about this in the various threads when it was happening, but the lack of a solid, concrete message is because there is no unified message. The unifying theme here, and with the original tea party protests, is dissatisfaction. People are pissed off and dissatisfied with the way things are run and the way things are. And I think that dissatisfaction is valid, and I think its manifestation in huge ways in the past few years shows it is really growing. And I think the dismissal of it by some people is sad.
Dissatisfaction is valid all right, but it helps to have some idea just exactly what you're dissatisfied with, and how to fix it. Unfortunately, the only unified message that came out of the movement vaguely ungarbled was that they wanted free stuff, and that everyone owed them something. Mostly more free stuff.
There are lots of phenomenon going on today in this country that indicated a growing dissatisfaction and even fear about our direction, and this is only one of them.