When Activism is part of the problem.
Wednesday March 10, 2004 18:32 by Bristle anarchist-activist
We "activists and anarchists" are our own worst enemies when we alienate the public rather than educate and unite them.
Blackwood is a perfect example of how we are always doing to little too late.
One of our biggest issues or problems is a total lack of understanding about just exactly what is required of us sometimes.
While we rightly criticise big business, governments, the WTO etc, we also become part of the problem when we alienate the public instead of uniting them.
The "public" need both awareness-raising, and to become more sustainably active in changing the world.
It is the easiest thing in the world to become an "activist".
No qualifications required, no exams, no experience, anybody can and does call themself an "activist"
Its man-made shit hits natural fan time, our number one priority should be to get as many people as possible united as quickly as possible and cooperating to make the world a fairer and cleaner place.
But what are we really doing to change the world effectively and quickly?
Is it enough?
Is whatever we are doing in our "Activism" uniting and educating the "public"?
If not we have to ask ourselves: "Are we really really a part of the solution, or are we the other thing"?