“Progressives, leftist’s, tend to focus way more on mobilizing. Which means, as Jane McAlevey puts it brilliantly, https://janemcalevey.com getting the people who already agree with you to move on something. But not very much on organizing – which is talking to people who don’t already agree with you and try to bring them along.”
“The mobilizing route has won victories for us. But its been pretty skimpy on populist outcomes – lately. And by lately I mean probably as long as most of our listeners can remember. “
“Part of what we’ve got to do is in addition to trying to mobilize outrage and awareness and what not, is, at the same time, do the more slow drip kind of work – try to build a constituency for the perspective that’s embodied in the body of the politics we’re trying to pursuit.”
When we’re on Twitter we’re talking to people who already agree with us.
We just barely avoided permanent authoritarian rule. What if one or two lawmakers or officials in PA, GA, or WI lacked principle? What if just 1 or 2 judges would have heard Trump’s case? Trump and his crime family would have overturned the will of the people.
We are right now teetering on the brink of permanent authoritarian rule. Enemies of our freedom and what this country stands for are all around us, they hold the highest political offices in the land.
Defeating Boebert is going to be hard. She’s already well funded, millions more are surely available to her. We won’t defeat her on Twitter. Websites telling us what a shitty person she is, what we already know, won’t matter.
Defeating her requires each of us to make sacrifices and to do what’s uncomfortable. If you’re reading this, add up the time you spend on Twitter. Take that time to read the books in the picture I attached.
Then put what you learned to work, as if the childrens future depends on it. Because it does.