Friday, June 20, 2008

Activism and the Analogy of War, part 3

I notice several faults and potential point for criticism of my blog posts on activism.

First, I don't define what I mean by "activism."

Second, I neglect to mention that while "activism" (whatever that means), it can, at least sometimes, be useful and helpful.

Third, the conservations I relate with my activist friends are caricatures. They are true conversations I had--at least to the extent that I remember the conversations correctly--but they tell only a part of the story. Moreover, the friends I caricature are kind, thoughtful people who sometimes, like all of us and like me in particular, often say ridiculous things.

Still, I don't realize how people can be so sure what the right and the just thing is.

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