codgerelle Wrote:
Jan 16, 2013 10:41 AM
And we're not likely to get those leaders without grass roots efforts. Many of these are led by political neophytes, and are easily infiltrated/usurped by those who wish to see them fail. One of the few of these efforts that was an overwhelming success was the one that resulted in at least a million people gathered on the Capitol grounds and surrounds in 2009 (I was there; the crowd size was deliberately underrepresented by the media) where everyone realized for the first time that others felt the same. This resulted ultimately in the 2010 ousting of many in Congress, after which the movement was vilified and ultimately squelched.