Sunday, May 04, 2014

One of the best responses I've seen to partisanship on the Left came from a union rep

Who, when asked why his positions weren't more radical, said that in the unit he represented there was a guy who was a minister outside of work, there were people who were conservatives, and he had to represent them all, not just some of them. If you want popular democracy, that's what it has to be: popular, and that means that certain things take time to convince people of. Otherwise, you're just putting your own position out there and expecting everyone to fall in line behind it, which isn't democracy but another form of oligarchical, undemocratic, politics.

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