Susannah Breslin went to Occupy Chicago and asked Why?
It's a logical consequence of the escalating brinksmanship practiced by our government over the last four years. If you don't feel nervous about the future after witnessing all that, you weren't really paying attention.
And there's another problem, the idea that we're witnesses, not active participants. All the framing says that the battle is between Repubs and Dems. That's actually nonsense. If there's a battle, it's among the people, the voters, the taxpayers, the citizens of America. Those are just our elected representatives. The day they became more than that is the day we took the wrong turn. And that's what need to undo. Go back to that place, and re-establish our dominion over the political system of the country.
Cynics may say they have insight into the character of the people that they themselves don't have, or that they are dishonest, but I don't see it. And I'm old enough to know that when people point the finger in accusation, it's often the other way around.
Better, tell us what you want for our country, in positive terms, not something childish and irrelevant like depriving a someone of something. What's your vision for our country. And btw, when you have that, guess what -- you're occupying too.