Keith Preston, the founder of Attack the System and host of a weekly podcast by the same name, recently spoke about the growth of dissident movements in the United States during his life time. When a political system, such as the US system, is unresponsive to the demands of the people, it creates an environment where dissident movements can appear and grow in popularity, Mr Preston says in the audio clip excerpted below. He goes on to talk about how the established parties (and the media which hype them) represent and support the same system; we have the facade of choice but not the ability to effect real change through the system. Preston notes that large numbers of people in the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street and Ron Paul movements, for instance, have raised valid grievances. These movements, Preston says, have given many people the opportunity to learn that the system does not work for them and that they cannot change the system from within. As more people realise this, dissident movements (such as Southern nationalism) become more appealing.