I’m not sure being inspirational to generate worldwide protests is about getting things done.
The motive behind most protest movements is to bend the will of those aspiring to be elected politicians.
The protesters seldom take on the role of elected politicians, who have a difficult job of finding the right balance between the various competing forces trying to get attention for their version of how the world should be run. In other words, it is much easier to be a protester than a politician.
One force politicians must deal with is their own political party. The needs of the party often do not match with the needs of society. The politician must address the party’s needs first — if he wants to elected or re-elected.
It’s time to stop relying on protesters to change the world. Rather it’s time to build a new system of governance that has its elected representatives actually dealing with societal issues.