Monday, February 3
Ten Q&A On Antiwar Organizing
Michael Albert and Stephen R Shalom, ZNet, October 24, 2002
Q: How does our dissent affect government policy?
Your actions do not educate the government. It is not that we open their eyes to moral precepts they had missed, or to world relations they were blind to.
Their morals are not changed by our actions, but remain unswervingly self-centered, profit-oriented, and power-driven. And they see the same world that we do; it is just that they like the implications we reject.
The result of our activism is not the reeducation or moral uplift of elites, Rather, dissent creates a new context in which elite calculations change. .... (more)