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Community Organizing III: Rushkoff Weighs In

Friday, September 05, 2008

Our beloved Douglas Rushkoff blogs today about the Palin and Guiliani speeches on Wednesday night and the scorn those speeches heaped on community organizing. Read the post here. Here's a money quote:
In their attack on community organizing - a word combination they pretended they didn’t know what it meant - Giuliani and Palin revealed their refusal to acknowledge the kinds of bottom-up processes through which our society was built, and through which local communities can begin to assert some authority over their schools, environments, and economies. Without organized communities, you don’t get the reduction in centralized government the Republicans pretend to be arguing for. In their view, community organizing as, at best, equivalent to disruptive and unpredictable Al Qaeda activity.

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