The Tea Party, Occupy Wallstreet and many other movements (that are not about human rights) share the same problems. In order to gain a big following they have to have very, very simple ideas at their core. Charles Stross wrote a nice blog post about a totally different topic but I am going to shamelessly quote out of context.
I think these ideas are mostly delusional because they rely on a fundamental misapprehension about the world around us — namely that we live in a society that can be made simple enough to comprehend.
Stross: insufficient data
Governing gets harder as the world gets more complex because our ability and desire to understand complexity is not growing exponentially.