In Praise of Rage
When it is the fuel for creativity, when it engenders necessary transformation, anger can be a force of good.
I am watching what is going on with the OWS movement with a proud smile. When I pondered in posts earlier this year if we Americans were ever going to get around to raising our fists and affecting real change, back when the Arab Spring was blooming, I honestly never thought I would see it reach this point. It’s wonderful to behold, inspiring.
True, OWS still lacks focus, but it is starting to happen. The internet commercial for the movement shows a coalescing of consensus. What we should see soon is the emergence of leaders who can articulate the will of the people and negotiate on their behalf. If not, the movement will die on the vine. I fervently hope not.