Monday, March 14, 2005

What else we should do

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One response that Hudson gave to a comment contains this little bit:
I would love to see the Dean-led DNC move people beyond Meetups, beyond our natural peer groups. The party could do a lot to train and encourage people to get themselves out to Chamber of Commerce breakfasts, spaghetti suppers, union halls, community groups, or just standing in front of post offices on Saturday mornings -- talking with our neighbors.

Just as getting water to boil takes a whole lot of energy to build up before it actually starts bubbling, so too activism will take a great deal of personal energy built up to overcome getting out and speaking up.

This is where I see people right now. They are on the internt blogging away and reading what they can. But all that information and energy will eventually need to become mechanical energy capable of turning into actual physical action in real life, not just with one's fingers on a keyboard.

At some point, whether through peak oil or the coming monster depression, there will be no choice but to get active because your next meal with depend on it. Better to clear one's calendar and one's conscience and get busy rebuilding community by being in it and speaking up.