A recent poll shows that Americans fear big government much more than they do big business and big labor. From Politico:
Americans’ fear of big government – partly fueled by a sharp spike among Democrats since President Barack Obama took office – almost reached a record high this year and is far greater than people’s concerns about big business and big labor, a new Gallup poll Monday shows.
An overwhelming 64 percent of people surveyed said big government was the biggest threat to the country, compared to just 26 percent who said big business is their gravest concern and 8 percent who picked big labor.
This polling partially explains the failure of the union-directed, government-friendly OccupyWallStreet movement to gain traction like the tea party prior to the 2010 elections. The Occupy movement now threatens to fizzle into obscurity, partly due to its exposure as an extremely shallow and big business-centric phenomenon. Might want to recalculate, lefties.
The hard left can keep trying to cram a square peg in a round hole by trying to radicalize our political system against the roused public will, but historically things down turn out too well for regimes that do so. Millions of Americans are outraged and are growing more disquiet on a daily basis, which explains some of the government’s fear-mongering with the National Defense Authorization Act and the threat to censor the Internet using copyright infringement as a pretense without a court writ.