Comment 77692

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted May 31, 2012 at 18:09:19 in reply to Comment 77668

I'll start spreadin' the word. Thank you for this.

Y'all just witnessed how easy it is to get the ball rolling on something like this. The dirty little secret of activism is that anybody can be an "activist". The practical skills aren't hard to learn - I've seen people of all ages and backgrounds pick them up quickly. Big inspiring social changes don't happen because a few people organize millions, they happen because people everywhere start organizing themselves, and the distinction between "activists" and "everybody else" breaks down.

Not everyone has the time to devote to full-time campouts or the ability to risk arrest. Such roles are only the tip of a much larger iceberg, though, and it's important not to get caught up glamorizing them. For everyone who chains themselves to something or occupies somewhere, there's several others cooking food, giving rides and printing up posters. At the end of the day it's a lot more important to do what you can than fret about what you can't.

Maple Spring? Let's make this the Summer of Steel.

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