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  •  A movement is built one person... (2+ / 0-)
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    badger, Larsstephens

    ...at a time over time, face to face. Building a movement starts in your neighborhood.

    Crises help expand a movement's numbers quickly, but this poses the same problem that ActivistGuy mentions regarding political parties - it brings in large numbers of people who may only agree about one thing regarding the particular crisis.

    Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Sat Nov 13, 2010 at 12:03:53 PM PST

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    •  Well, I get that. (1+ / 0-)
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      3goldens

      What I don't get is the "obama is..." discussion.  Who cares?

      It's not like we can change that.  What we can change is how many of us are engaged.

      And, so what if we rope people in for a crisis?  If we push it back, isn't that time gained to build the right way?

      Or, do we just only do the very right things, let all the bad stuff happen, only to be thinking in our minds, "but we are really gonna let them have it in 2012?"

      This is difficult to resolve.

      IF THEY ARE GOING TO SCREW THE PEOPLE, MAKE THEM OWN IT.

      by potatohead on Sat Nov 13, 2010 at 12:06:03 PM PST

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    •  So exploit them! (0+ / 0-)

      And build over time.

      It's hard for me to see how this is productive.

      Say we lose Social Security, or we get the tax cuts locked in.

      What then?  Do all the work to get those annoyed people back into the fold, then build after that, when we could be building and exploiting the crisis too?

      IF THEY ARE GOING TO SCREW THE PEOPLE, MAKE THEM OWN IT.

      by potatohead on Sat Nov 13, 2010 at 12:15:17 PM PST

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