In the midst of trying to be an active citizen and taking action that support my social principles and values, i stumbled into a dilemma.
The current verbs used to characterize progressive actions in my community tend to be: Protest and Resist. Other words like rally, march and gathering are used. My dilemma is my desire to act FOR something (anchored in my social values and principles), OR join the larger, louder voices AGAINST something (protest and resist).
Forward momentum seems best suited behind actions FOR something. Agreed, that sometimes obstacles must be removed to allow forward motion, so in that case, AGAINST is necessary BUT NOT sufficient. … Read the rest