Comment 74020

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2012 at 16:53:20 in reply to Comment 74006

I'm sure everyone who comes into government has every intent of being a strong representative of the public... and then quickly finds out that they can't really consult with John Q public. They can consult with the self-appointed champions of John Q public. The actual public just wants you to go away and stop phoning during dinner

This should be on the first pages of a community organizing manual.

What does make "us" (is there an "us"?) different from the NIMBYs, conservatives or wingnuts that PXTL mentions? Are we not simply another privileged clique self-righteously seeking to impose our ideals upon the rest of the city? What makes this more than a power play? What are we really offering, and why the hell should anybody take us seriously?

If we really intend on "changing" the city, asking ourselves these questions is crucial.

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