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  •  As long as you're putting in YOUR time (0+ / 0-)

    as an activist to improve things, you have the right to make that complaint.

    Unless and until you are contributing your time and energy to the process of change, you have no right to utter that complaint.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 03:47:41 PM PDT

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    •  Anyone who has paid taxes or is simply a citizen (9+ / 0-)

      has the right to "utter that complaint".

       Many people here consider themselves activists who write diaries (hint: They aren't ).  Most of the people who GOTV have been shot in the back enough times that it may be reasonable for them to question their sanity, but lets not confuse coming on here and writing under assumed names  with being an activist or standing up for the status quo either.  

      You have absolutely no right at all to tell someone they have no rights to be a citizen. It doesn't matter how you define what a person is or isn't , you speak with all the authority of an anonymous  personality which means no authority whatsoever.

      Get off you imaginary high horse.

      “ Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil of men. ” — Demosthenes

      by Dburn on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 07:13:01 PM PDT

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    •  That's an abhorrent attitude (2+ / 0-)
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      Sunspots, hester

      for an "organizer". Whatever support system you have in place that you can devote so many of your resources to the cause, the lion's share of us don't have (note the employee-as-slave concept above).

      Some are strong and some are weak, and not only do we need them all in the movement, but also the democratic ideal—the very point of it all—is one of inclusion

      The very last thing we need is sanctimonious nonsense about who's strong enough to have the right to pull on the rope (or any other right, for that matter).

      and I wait for them to interrupt my drinking from this broken cup

      by le sequoit on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 06:57:01 AM PDT

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