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US Revolution...?

 
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jun, 2014 09:14 pm
Facebook and Tumblr are filled with pics of Guy Fawkes-type protests - A Million Mask March is heralded.

Anonymous, the hacktivist collective, seems to either be running this show or connected closely.

My question: Have you seen any of these protests? Ads from March Against Monsanto - and several similarly-named groups springboarding off the fresh and growing Monsanto hatred - are claiming news orgs won't address the movement... But, is it happening?

Any insights will be appreciated.
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Reply Thu 12 Jun, 2014 09:45 pm
http://marchagainstcorruption.com/
One aligned website.
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Reply Thu 12 Jun, 2014 09:48 pm
@Lash,
http://millionmaskmarch.org/
Another.
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Reply Sun 15 Jun, 2014 07:11 pm
@Lash,
Interesting commentary about the Cantor defeat and a populist anti-incumbent movement from the transcripts of Meet the Press, Father's Day:


CHUCK TODD:

It was a stunning fall from power. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor losing his primary to Dave Brat, a conservative college professor with no political experience.

DAVE BRAT:

Power belongs to the people.

CHUCK TODD:

So what can we learn from Cantor's defeat? First, immigration reform is probably dead. Not just this year, but perhaps for the rest of the Obama presidency.

MALE VOICE IN AD:

And illegal immigrants are pouring across the border on the promise of Eric Cantor's amnesty.

CHUCK TODD:

Brat used the a-bomb, "Amnesty" against Cantor very effectively. But the issue put national Republicans in a box. Without reform, their chances of winning over Latino voters is difficult. Even Rand Paul, a Tea Party favorite, said this week, "Too many Republicans have perverted the definition of amnesty." Quote, "Amnesty is a word that's kind of trapped us."

A second lesson, the public is fed up with Congress. Congress's job approval rating is at an historic low, 13%. And more than eight in ten disapprove of the job they're doing. Eric Cantor is one of the highest-profile faces of Congress. And that may have contributed to his defeat.

MALE VOICE IN AD:

5,110 days. That's how long Eric Cantor has been representing us in Washington D.C.

CHUCK TODD:

Cantor's loss should also be a warning to all national politicians. A populist revolution might be brewing.

RON FOURNIER:

It's across the spectrum, the American people feeling that their leaders aren't leading, aren't getting stuff done, and aren't paying attention.

CHUCK TODD:

And that leads to lesson number three. Don't lose touch with voters. There's anger in both parties that their leaders don't care about them, and don't understand the everyday problems people face. On election day, Eric Cantor was in Washington D.C., not in his district 90 miles away where people were voting. It's a mistake Democrats can make too. As Hillary Clinton did this week, trying to defend the millions that Clintons had made in recent years.
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