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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 08:40 PM
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3. Thanks.
I think that it may be in large part the timing of this essay that keeps it from getting much of any attention. People are understandably tired from this week's elections -- the victories as well as the defeats. That is to be expected.

However, I do believe that this serves as a model, of sorts, on what type of organizing and activity is required on the grass roots level. In the lead-up to the 2010 election season, when people here were discussing their thoughts on the democratic candidates for Congress, I noted that while I have been less than pleased with most of the democrats in DC, I had no option but to support them. "Frack drilling" is a huge environmental threat in the northeast, and the democrats are the only politicians who even pretend to be concerned about poisoning the earth, water, and air. By no coincidence, Sidney's Bob McCarthy is assigning a town employee to attend some "workshops" put on by the energy corporations, because he wants the town to get their thirty gold coins.

I'm an old man now, no longer as strong as I once was. But I do not have the luxury of putting things on a back-burner, because I'm tired. Everything I have left is being invested in the struggle for social, economic, and environmental justice.
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