Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
When Sinn Fein was first conceived, they could probably muster 20 people. That's how organizations start. If your point is that we can have no impact immediately, the odds are with your argument. Then again, we never know when circumstances and ideas will mesh.

Your argument overlooks the portion of the populace who did not support any of the parties or programs involved in this debacle - in most situations they are the majority. It doesn't matter if individuals understand the likely consequences and oppose the policies; or if they understand little until their butts are bitten; or if they hide from understanding because it's just too difficult or scary. When the shock hits, they are victims.

Our task is - I repeat - to be ready with a succinct analysis and a program which can build a movement. JakeS' diary succeeds in that with a little editing. I ask again, will the ET powers-that-be support this project, despite IM's protests?

paul spencer

by paul spencer (spencerinthegorge AT yahoo DOT com) on Fri Feb 4th, 2011 at 05:15:20 PM EST
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