This is how revolution begins.
These people ARE revolutionaries in a very classical, historical sense. Why do we assume that all revolutionaries carry their colors on their chests and their opinions under their arms in codified book form as manifestos and declarations of intent and agenda? That smacks of extreme ignorance regarding history.
This is one of many battles, and it is a battle against a tyrannical mindset that puts one man above another in worth and stratta. More will follow. Until the mass result WILL be a revolution against inequality and external locus of control. Take another look at the Boston Massacre, a watershed event leading up to the American Revolution.
The basis for any historical revolt has always been money and access to goods. We have sustituted TVs, games and shoes for tea and stamps, but the underlying angst remains a result of inequality and financial pressure. Revolutions are waged in pregressive, incremental battles until they are able to gain momentum.
Public, civil disobedience serves to expose the illusary nature of control, it exposes the naked emporer for what he is. Fear keeps us in line. Fear is often a result of ignorance. Once we realize that there is no way the government can actually stop even a handful of angry teens, the rest of us begin to see that they will, in no way, be able to control us as a population if we decide we want to change the nature of our society.
The Boston Massacre exposed this fact.
The London Riots are doing the same.
Their power lies in illusion.
Ours lies in numbers.