How to tell a story

How to tell a story

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Political dilemma

You are a citizen. You want change. What do you do?

History is not encouraging. You kill the powerful or influential. That's the American model in my lifetime.

OK, you don't want to kill anyone. Now what?

First, you need to get an accurate bearing. Very likely you are a minority. Very likely you believe great silent support is out there. Your job is to activate it.

The early union movement saw how to do this. Through education. Show folks the reality of their situation. EDUCATION.

Modern progressive movements have forgotten this. Consider the Occupy movement. "We're the 99% percent!" Unfortunately 70% don't get it and so don't see it this way.

Wayne Morse put education as his #1 political priority. Without it, progressive change is hopeless. That's where we are today.

A meaningful progressive agenda would put education first, using earlier models like the early union movement, Berkeley's free speech movement, teach ins during the Vietnam era. Create an Education Corps and blanket the nation with free events.

Less masturbation and more fucking.

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