It’s because Americans are a pragmatic people.
And there is no shame in that.
“What’s it for?” and “What will it do?” — for example — are questions any one of us will ask when confronted by something new.
For Occupy Wall Street, clearly the “What’s it for?” is to tell those in power that the end of their free reign is coming to an end. Popular resentment has boiled over into action now.
It’s the “What will it do?” question that nags.
How is change expected to come about?
Every politician and financier jumping on a jet and fleeing the country?
Politicians finally finding the backbone they’ve not had since the 1960s and rolling back the deregulation that’s been the trend since Reagan’s 80s?
Just don’t tell us something is wrong. We all know something is wrong. I have three damn years of screaming that’s something’s wrong and several hundred blog posts pointing to all that.
What’s next? What’s the end? What’s the solution or solutions?
If you’re going to publish a list detailing wrongs, what’s next?
“What will it do?”
I don’t think that’s either too much to ask nor a ridiculous question.