What is specific to Electric Yerevan is that the protests were not led by any political leader, from either the ruling or opposition parties. It was a purely social movement led by young people and joined by the senior generation.
I had the chance to interview Wes Lathrop, the Department Directer of Power, as he worked on the front lines of Ferguson. POWER is an affiliate of The PICO National Network, the largest faith-based community organizing organization in the country.
The younger generation's reaction to conservative-led stalemate is to consider our government irrelevant. That's a big mistake. You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you.
In recent years Alastair Crooke has emerged as the leading Western champion of Arab and Muslim extremists and anti-Western regimes. His brainchild, Conflicts Forum, therefore, does not seek to resolve conflicts but rather exacerbates them.
Change was never going to originate in Washington, D.C. Change is always catalyzed by social movements. The legitimate anger that animates the Tea Partiers may be misplaced, but most of us share their outrage at the system.