Video from the 9/12 tea party in Washington:
Even more stunning video:
UPDATE: I find it amazing to watch these videos. I mean, these people went to a lot of trouble to go protest, so I don’t doubt that they feel strongly. But when you ask them the simplest questions they seem to have little idea of what they actually want to happen (other than to go back to some non-existent time in the past when things were better).
Even worse, if they claim to know what they want, then they seem to have given it little thought. For example, the people who say they want the government out of “everything”. Do they really want the US to be like Somalia?
Where is all this anger coming from? Is this anger that is being drummed up by people like Limbaugh and Beck? Or are Limbaugh and Beck merely tapping in to an existing anger (about the economy, about having a black president, about loosening morals, etc.). Are these people correctly sensing the decline of American hegemony, but then being manipulated into misdirecting their anger? Or am I just unable to understand their frustrations?