OWS as a collective "Howard Beale moment"Submitted by marksstc on Sat, 10/08/2011 - 11:32
The whole OWS phenomenon strikes me as a collective "Howard Beale moment." The protesters are essentially "mad as hell and aren't going to take it anymore." There's a lot of inchoate rage against everyone and no one.
The opportunity for the Paul campaign is to acknowledge this, then outline the proper response; i.e., Dr. Paul could say something along the lines of this: "It's our job to educate these protesters WHY they're really angry, WHOM they should be angry at, and WHAT they should really do about it." As the only one with the correct diagnosis, Dr. Paul is also the only one with the correct treatment plan.