Wednesday, 2 July 2008

On activism

I like this succinct distinction between two kinds of activism made by health activist Lin Zinser, from the US organisation Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine (FIRM).

Kinds of Activism: Intellectual activism means changing the ideas of honest, intellectually active people. Political activism means directing your legislators on how to vote. Political activism is not primary: the real change must be in the culture.

1 comment:

  1. and that's the question

    How many honest intellectually active people are there?
    vs
    Howe many want their thinking done for them.

    I'd like to know how 80% of the voters only translates into 390 000 signatures on a petition when push comes to shove?
    MikeNZ

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