They’re used to ranting vaguely about “the system” and “the man,” but now people want more specifics, and it confuses them.
They thought complaining about the “greed” of “Wall Street bankers” was more specific than they usually are. Maybe that doesn’t really sync with their desire for student-loan forgiveness (as loaning $100,000 to people allergic to work isn’t so much “greed” as plain stupidity), but no one seemed to care about coherency before.
That’s why they get so indignant when people ask what their demands are -- figuring out what they want is other people’s job; they always just made noise. A hippie protesting is like a baby crying: It doesn’t know what needs to be done -- or often even exactly what the problem is -- it just knows something is wrong, so it makes noise until an adult comes and fixes things. But when people already know something is wrong and are trying to fix things, the baby crying is nothing more than headache-inducing.
That’s the dilemma for hippies. They have no place when people must deal with real problems. You don’t see hippies in war-torn Third World countries; useless idiots are a luxury.As Michael Scott would say: "Boom. Roasted."