Here’s where progressive activists get all messed up. We fracture into innumerable constituent groups, based on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, geography, political leanings, drug use, and God knows what else. Conservatives, you have to respect them for casting aside differences and working together. The genius of the GOP is that they’ve managed to unite the 1% and the white working class, management/capital and production, linked. Marx is turning over in his grave.
When I pop into my Facebook, for example, here are all the groups that I have on my sidebar:
At the Chalk Face
Save Our Schools: Activism
Teachers Letters to Obama
Parents Across America
Teachers for Social Justice
Save the Indianapolis Project School
Children Are More than Test Scores
Education Forum of Indiana
Schools of Professional Conscience
And a new one: I’m a Teacher and I’m Staying Home in November (where did this come from?)
So that means I have to cycle through all of these damn pages to see what’s happening. If I want to share something, I have to click on them all individually and post. We end up cross posting with each other, sharing the same things, and getting lost. This is why we lose, and if this keeps up, each new page splintering off into ten more pages, we are finished. Completely. Totally. Done.