I was young in the sixties and I believed that people, working together, could change the world. And then I watched the world "grow up".
But for better or worse, I was right. The revolution in Egypt proved it. The ripples have spread out to other people in countries that have endured what they consider unjust and repressive governments for too long.
I learned there is now a progressive answer to the Tea Party - the Coffee Party. And their goal is to force government to enforce its tax laws with corporations that have dodged legal taxes.
The Coffee Party
You can go there, look at the number of people who've signed up, and check back a few hours later to watch it grow.
But tonight I am stunned. There are reports that police in Wisconsin marched into the occupied Capitol with orders to evict the protesters by 4 AM. And instead, they have joined the protest.