Perhaps, someone else has noticed this, but given that I haven’t been following the news as closely as is my wont in recent days I missed that commentary.
We all know how anger and frustration are often the flip side of euphoria and enthusiasm. We are excited about a person or a project, but when we find that said individual or said endeavor doesn’t meet our expectations, what was once excitement transforms itself into rage.
So, I’ve been wondering if this is happening with some of the young folk “occupying” various public spaces in large cities across the country. Many are understandably frustrated in this difficult economy, unable to find gainful employment, anxious about their future. I dare say some of these individuals had similar fears three or four short years ago, but used the presidential campaign that year to translate their anxiety into action, working hard for the man they thought would transform this nation, a man who would create opportunities merely by taking the oath of office.
When his administration didn’t bring the change they had hoped for, they found their excitement turning to anger, but aren’t directing it at one-time object of their admiration. They turned it instead on one of his preferred targets.