21 5 / 2013
“Much of an organizer’s daily work is detail, repetitive and deadly in its monotony. In the totality of things he is engaged in one small bit. It is though as an artist he is painting a tiny leaf. It is inevitable that sooner or later he will react with ‘what am I doing spending my entire life painting one little leaf?’ What keeps him going is a blurred vision of a great mural where other artists—organizers—are painting their bits, and each piece is essential to the total.”
Saul Alinsky—Rules For Radicals
one of the ideal qualities of organizers? ”a blurred vision of a better world.”
16 5 / 2013
14 5 / 2013
"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."