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They do not depend on corporate sponsorship and their main aim is to fight for the right of the oppressed many. One of the slogans they use to air their grievance is “I am 99% and I have a voice”. On the other hand, The Tea Party is an Astro Turf of people with corporate sponsorship and the members are usually in mid life or above 60 years.
According to Gitlin (2011), Occupy Wall Street protests grew tremendously in October 2011 especially in Manhattan triggering comparisons with The Tea parties. Joe Biden explained the Occupy Wall Street protests as expression of grass root frustration by Tea Party Members. According to him, the protests were brought about by the breech of bargain that resulted to unfair levels of incomes. In his article “The Left Declares Its Independence”, Gitlin (2011) postulate that the “We Are The 99%” chant words that were used by Occupy Wall Street protesters was directed to the country’s 1% rich, that is composed of ‘financial predators and confident gamers’ who crashed the global economy without concern for anyone.
The statement “We Are The 99%” was synonymous to The Tea Party; it clearly exposed the intense differences. Both the Occupy Wall Street and The Tea Party abominated the elite but their goals and passions, which acted as their driving forces clearly differed. Most Tea Party members follow Amy Kremer’s idea that there exists an overlap between their movement and Occupy Wall Street. According to Brendan Steinhauser of freedom works, a Washington based group that runs national wide networks for The Tea Party “off-shoots”, Tea Party came into existence as a result of the opposition to the Occupy Wall Street bail-outs in the year 2008.
According to Kibbe (2011) in an article in the Forbes Magazine, the Occupy Wall Street is in dire need of comparison with Tea Party, as this will
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The agents of political socialization are those groups through whom these ideas are passed onto the individual citizens. These include the family unit, the education system, religious organizations, and the greater culture in which the individual lives. An individual's family and friends are considered to be their primary socialization group.
The stock market crashed during October 29, 1929 and wiped out 40% of paper vales of common stock. Many people also lost their jobs while others were recruited in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to earn $30 a month. Views on how to solve the depression were the main tool for politicians on whether they will win or lose the election.
Political Socialization When speaking about one’s political socialization, it is a topic that involves a host of different issues. The can include but are not limited to, personal experience with the political process, religious beliefs or lack thereof, educational influences, as well as world views and/or belief systems espoused by the family in which one was raised.
It is the reality, however, that much of our mindset comes from what other people want us to believe. Access to information is critical in order to ensure that we possess enough knowledge in order to make our own informed decisions on a wide variety of issues.
When a society is formed then the need arises which requires individuals to have some sort of governance and leadership in order to maintain and regulate peace within the region. This is the point where politics emerges and individuals start to develop their cognition and understanding of politics and how it functions.
. The society over a period of time builds itself on the basis of solid thought process. This process does not take place overnight. It is rightly observed that revolutions and rebellions are usually started by the young of the society.
ng to Davidson (1983), it is the “Study of the developmental processes by which children and adolescents acquire political cognition, attitudes and behaviors” (p. 20). Indeed the process of political socialization is a sum-total of all the cognitive, evaluative and affective
106). Doris Graber conducted a study on the influence of mass media in American politics. The findings of the study showed that high school students obtain greater amount of information from mass media compared to their