Saturday, June 23, 2007
organize! . . . she said
The rallying cry of activists and folk singers: organize! But what does this admonition amount to? Not organization into a governing body, with its incumbent properties and prospects. Not organization into a decision-making body of any kind, in fact. No, the admonition to organize! comes from those who have already decided ~ the intended organization is a militant one, an unpaid army for the furtherance of the decision. This is how the poor man's facist gets his start; this siren song of agency conceals the impetus toward exploitation.