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  •  The fact that you think that Freire was only (3+ / 0-)
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    a teacher seems weird.  He was a pedagogist.  He was interested not just in teaching but in how to teach.

    There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Thu May 03, 2012 at 10:50:43 PM PDT

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    •  And, again, anecdotal, at best. (1+ / 0-)
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      I can find a religious fundamentalist who influenced culture or society. But in the bigger picture sense, those are much more likely to be on-offs rather than systemic or systematic change agents.

      •  Have you read Feire? (2+ / 0-)
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        To compare him to some homeschooler is insulting.

        There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

        by AoT on Thu May 03, 2012 at 11:00:36 PM PDT

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        •  What may be a tad ironic in your citing of hi (2+ / 0-)
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          ... is that Freire believed in electoral politics to effect change.

          •  Yes, he did (2+ / 0-)
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            And as I said, this is the beginning of a three part series.  I wouldn't be posting this here if I were going to ignore electoral politics.

            There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

            by AoT on Thu May 03, 2012 at 11:15:16 PM PDT

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          •  Also, the idea that being an anarchist means (3+ / 0-)
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            rejecting electoral politics is pretty new.

            There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

            by AoT on Thu May 03, 2012 at 11:43:10 PM PDT

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            •  good to hear you say that. (0+ / 0-)

              It's important to not discard any of the possible tools of political change.  Even if that means some folks will have to hold their noses as they cast their ballots: everything counts, and everyone counts.

              "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

              by G2geek on Fri May 04, 2012 at 03:26:31 AM PDT

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              •  Voting is strategic (2+ / 0-)
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                Even the CNT advised (implicitly) voting in the 1936 election, but only because it would be easier to crush a Fascist coup than it would be to remove them if they were already in power.  Those are the sort of terms on which Anarchists should conceive of voting.

                •  excellent, and good insight. (0+ / 0-)

                  And it's true here too.  The fact that Bush got "appointed" in 2000 set the tone for the resistance to his regime, and the election-stealing in Ohio 2004 strengthened the resistance.  

                  "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

                  by G2geek on Fri May 04, 2012 at 09:04:06 PM PDT

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