We Are The Angry Mob, We Read The Papers Every Day…
…we like who we like, hate who we hate, but we’re also easily swayed. Thus sang the Kaiser Chiefs in their UK hit a couple of years ago (Youtube link here). Ricky Wilson and the boys were on to something.
Roger Abbott and I have an article in today’s Examiner that looks at the characteristics of revolutionary movements and concludes that the Townhall protesters aren’t even close to that. And that means that those assuming the protests will automatically translate into changes at the polls next year are assuming too much at this stage. As the Chiefs sang, mobs without direction are easily swayed.
On the other hand, there is a movement that meets all the qualifications. It’s the one in power.