Sunday, July 13, 2008

From Uprising to Movement: Five Ideas -

From Uprising to Movement: Five Ideas - End the Oxymoron of Autocratic Progressivism: Autocratic Progressives, as I discussed yesterday, are those who think you can build a progressive movement with anti-progressive, autocratic, top-down, command-and-control structures. This is elitism at its worst. If we want to take this uprising moment and channel it into a progressive movement, then the movement institutions we build have to be small-d democratic. Sadly, most of the much-vaunted new progressive infrastructure — from to well-funded left-leaning think tanks in Washington, D.C. — run the gamut from mostly undemocratic to completely undemocratic. That’s not the way to build a movement — and I say that not just from a moral, pro-democratic standpoint, but from a pragmatic one.


Anonymous said...

John K: I told you Rauterkaus. You are a liberal. Embrace it and join your brethren at Insist on control of everyone'e life because you and they knwo best. LOL Rauterkaus, what a phony.

Mark Rauterkus said...

John K, you missed the point again. In the article it says how MoveOn is failing due to its TOP DOWN structure / process.

I'm not in step with MoveOn as it does try to control everyone's life -- your words -- and I'm more about bottom-up structures and freedom.