Just so you know - it's not faith, it's reading the tea leaves.
"Politics is dominated by the extremes because the moderates have better shit to do."
- Jon Stewart, loosely quoted
OWS failed because they weren't asking for anything. They were just mad. Nobody could really elucidate any sort of course of action that would make things better, so they seemed like a bunch of dirty hippies who just wanted to crank. So when you see a cop walking down a line spraying them in the face, you feel disquieted but they're just dirty hippies.
Then you've got Trayvon Martin and here's a poor black kid being shot by some "stand your ground" vigilante and nobody wants that - but there's this big ugly 2nd amendment thing that only the most bleeding heart liberals want to mess with but still, it's uncomfortable.
You've got babies with tear gas canisters launched into their cribs and you go "well their parents shouldn't have been doing something that causes SWAT to storm into their house." Then you read that they weren't, and all of a sudden "militarization of police" becomes a trending item.
Right into the middle of that you've got what appears to be pure, inexcusable police brutality that ties in with all of it - racial tensions, militarization, brutality, inequality, economic downturns, the whole nine yards. Now all of a sudden everyone starts to say "enough."
It isn't "faith in the institutions of this nation" it's an estimate that we've gone from "I feel uneasy about this but there's nothing to be done" to "I want something to be done about this." Really, I'm saying that the level of discomfort for Americans is 2 dead black kids, riots and journalists being teargassed.
'cuz a feature film about one dead kid just isn't enough, apparently.