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Are we ready for Democracy?

© Ed Stein

Egypt now has a smaller gap between the rich and the poor than we do. Only in America could the powers-that-be co-opt a popular uprising like this.

Tea Partiers, by and large, are richer, whiter and older than the general population, and hardly represent the downtrodden and the disposessed. If anything, they seem to be an extension of the angry white male phenomenon of a few decades ago, more worried about losing their place in a rapidly changing culture.

© Ted Rall