is that the answers aren't easy. There are a lot of easy answers out there, ranging from, "We rock," to, "We suck."
What has so far characterized what we call "dissent," though, is that it absorbs all the elements of "we suck" except for our responsibility. Dissenter after dissenter paints a picture of all of these radicals as helpless-yet-aware pawns trapped inside the workings of a machine too great for us to control.
But then, isn't that just the defense of Obama that the dissenters themselves regularly mock? That he's trapped by the circumstances of his predecessors, or forced by Kerry or the Republicans, to not do what he really wants to do in his heart of hearts? Bullshit, of course, as so many people have pointed out with regards President Drone.
...which is why the same defense does not apply to us.
(If this one isn't around to tell you the next part of the story, don't worry; it's not exactly an exclusive, however much it seems like one from here. We're doing this only because it's necessary to progress. <3~LE)