Monday, May 23, 2011

Are Well-Off Progressives Standing in the Way of a Real Movement for Economic Justice?

"Organizing is hard work, and it takes a long time. It can’t be done by people who have the option of leaving for greener pastures; it has to be done by people who are embedded within and committed to the communities they’re organizing for the long run.
...a movement consisting of middle-class supporters with a vague commitment to social justice will not succeed in addressing the root causes of its decline on its own, and it will certainly not succeed in addressing -- or perhaps even in identifying -- the issues that plague the poor and working class."

The real question is who is going to do it, i.e., identifying and addressing the issues of the working class, and how it can be done, particularly in light of the issues discussed in the article by Bruce Levine below concerning the demoralized, apathetic state of the working class.

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