Monday, February 15, 2010

How a Grassroots Rebellion might grow

If cynicism and distrust continue to build, this decentralized, leaderless movement could emerge, as military theorist John Robb has recently argued, into something like a full-blown non-violent insurgency against the extreme centralization of economic and political power. At its edges, it would grow beyond its white and middle-aged and conservative base to include the growing number of disaffected voters of all political stripes who've lost faith in a government that colludes so easily and instinctively with powerful private interests. And that would be a much bigger deal than electing dozens of Scott Browns.