One might place this phenomenon in the context of insecurity. A group or a demographic that feels anxiety about its future—political or economic. Yet, as an argument, it fails in light of all the other demographic groups who are indisputably vulnerable—but not insane.
Actually, I think the crazy segments of white culture are manufacturing this crisis. Narcissistically and dramatically projecting what their loss of power might look like. Projecting an environment of victim-hood because it feels good.
What's missing from most media analysis is the fact that only a powerful and privileged demographic group can afford to stage its own decline. To subtly threaten this country's well being by foreshadowing how shitty it will be if their power is diminished. And as stated below, the message is being crafted by its most powerful members—its millionaires and billionaires—and delivered by its least powerful—the working poor and the elderly.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Finally people (Matt Taibbi) are beginning to point out that the Tea Party is really a billionaire's revolt.
Posted by Patrick at 9:52 AM