Over in one of the
Election Threads, Maeglin said:
I take no personal offense. I might as well be honest: I am not trying to sway anyone to my side here nor do my remarks here have any real effect on Bush’s policy.
I don’t think this course is particularly honorable either. Hence I am trying to get out of professional activism and find a new job. Nevertheless, it is a job, and it has proven to be quite effective.
Leading the general public, or even our base of knee-jerk liberal supporters, to develop a real understanding of the issues has been a trying task. Meetings, educational forums, electoral reform campaigns, etc are only showing nominal benefit, IMHO. Yet I have already taken a call from one woman this morning who asked what my organization was doing to undermine the legitimacy of the president. There are thousands more like her, all angry and ready to vote.
It may not be pretty, but it’s what the people want. It’s what will get us votes. It’s what will get rid of individuals in power who are not interested in respecting our liberties. I don’t mean to sound elitist, but in my experience as an activist, it seems to me that more people are interested in ideological tidbits than in real policy. So should I bang my head against the wall and alienate my supporters with “irrelevant” facts or give them a meaningful ideology to cling to?
Son of a Bitch!
That was Lovely! A rare and inspiring piece of bold, fearless, honesty!
Maeglin, you are my idol, I worship the dangerous ground upon which you walk, that ground where few others dare tread.
[sub]That said, I still violently disagree with some (not all) of your positions…[/sub]