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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-11 03:51 PM
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11. Perot's movement was top down,
People looked to him for leadership. The Teabaggers don't seem to have anyone in charge. They get some funding help from the oligarchs, and politicians keep trying to jump in front of the parade and claim leadership, but nobody really controls them. It looks like a genuine populist movement, warts and all. They may fade out, but not necessarily. There are externalities that never existed before, and which are likely to destabilize things further. We have insoluble resource problems. Our system is unsustainable. It's not a clearly defined issue, and our leadership has been reluctant to talk about it. The consensus response has been to ignore peak oil and climate change, but the public is starting to wake up. People are uneasy and stress is increasing. The economy hasn't recovered from the last shock. In fact the cracks haven't even been plastered over. The orgy of greed at the top is still in full swing. It's a volatile situation, and likely to become more so.
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