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    but it has been a rough 2 days and difficult to concentrate. However this whole incident seems to be personified in the tone and assumptions of that letter.
    Somehow just reading it made me angry; community organizing is not just handing out flyers and particularly not in front of African American churches. Organizing is not just showing up at some meeting,  True organizing means risk and possible retribution by the people whose ox you are goring.  Organizing means you are going to have to take some sort of damage for your activities  while subordinating your personal interests to the good of the community.  It is not about self aggrandization though it sometimes ends up that way.

    George claiming to be a community organizer just does not pass the smell test

    •  So true, entlord, a good cause often attracts the (1+ / 0-)
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      wrong people--community safety patrol is a good idea and we have one in our neighborhood.  Mainly they take tag numbers of "johns" patronizing prostitutes and they lobby city officials to increase police patrols. But we would be horrified if some gun toting neighbor took to enforcing the law on his own.

      "...it's difficult to imagine what else Republicans can do to drive women away in 2012, unless they decide to bring back witch-hanging. And I wouldn't put it past them." James Wolcott

      by Mayfly on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 01:38:32 PM PDT

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