Local progressive activists and organizers, including food sustainability farmers and gardeners, the ones I have met, almost all labor under Faulty Myths about organizing and mobilizing Progressives. This has been the case since 1972.
The biggest FAULTY MYTH
The myth still repeated by Progressive organizers in 2017 is: What worked to mobilize Progressives in the 1960s can, will and “should” work again now. If only we mobilize and organize like we did in the 1960s, we can accomplish today the same great feats we accomplished then.
Was this not a big piece of the Bernie organizers pitch to volunteers?
Was this not a big piece of the Obama ’08 organizers pitch to volunteers?
A “sour grapes” rejoinder often accompanies the above myth: If people do not respond to a progressive agit-prop, attend rallies, march and rise up against the oppressors, inequality, etc; then, the people are morally weak and deserve lousy government.
Local and national Old Left activists and organizers still behave as if not much has changed since 1971. They acknowledge the Internet is new. They don’t acknowledge people’s motivations have changed; they don’t acknowledge how much smarter the Progressive audience is now, how they want to see individual actions and marches in a context of a larger, healthy, sustainable Vision for the 99%.
Local and national Old Left activists and organizers still behave as if the Progressive audience can be motivated and organized as if no one evolved from where they were in 1971.
This faulty myth and misunderstandings blind Progressive activists; so that, now we lack several generations of effective Progressive activists. We are stuck with political leaders who themselves are stuck in the past, stuck in antique Progressive myths from 1830-1971.
On one hand, we have to wake up materialists to the death of their dream to keep 1950s paternalistic consumerism alive.
On the other hand, we have to wake up Old leftists and Old Greens to the shortcomings of 1960s-1970s Progressive organizing and mobilizing tactics are now. More will be said on this.
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