Sitting down to stand up is a fine tradition.
If we want our rights, we're going to have to do quite a bit more of this. Making the mushy 20% in the middle feel uncomfortable and bothered by our suffering IS the solution, regardless of which branch of government we're trying to influence.
The good news is, we're probably not going to be required to risk our lives or allow our children to be sprayed with fire hoses. All we will be called on to risk is our freedom, for short periods of time. And that process will strengthen our movement, our resolve and our political power.
Johnson didn't ask MLK to the White House because he had heard something on the FBI phone tap that interested him. The access to power we will need to solve our political problems grows from the root of making people aware and uncomfortable. We can do this.