Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Friday, September 18, 2009

YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS



Meet your fellow Americans who tea-bagged their way to Washington DC on September 12 to rally against fascism, socialism, welfare, czars, Obama, liberals, wine and cheese, abortion, and health care for all.

It just goes to prove that when you limit public education spending across the nation there is a direct consequence.

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Anonymous The ACTivist magazine said...

I wish I could say this was a problem of funding to public education, but the problem of propaganda and indoctrination in America are so much bigger than the educational system that it is hard to say how much of difference more money would make - not that it would be a bad thing.

Watching videos like this up here in Canada make me so incredibly sad. Canadians have their own problems with rhetoric and propaganda (like the U.S., we think we have a benign state and that we live in the best country in the world), but it certainly seems a lot easier for us to have rational discussions about the issues and the stakes involved.

Being ignorant is one thing. Being emotional, irrational and gung-ho, all at once - that's a recipe for disaster. I only hope that there is another side to America that we are not seeing - a stronger, calmer one that questions what it is told by ideologues and talking heads... and persists to find the truth.

9/21/09, 12:30 PM  
Blogger Bruce Gagnon said...

Well said Canadian friend.....it is clearly more complicated than just school funding levels but the fact that many states (particularly in the south and west)have historically maintained low public education funding levels have severely contributed to the fact that many in those regions can more easily be led around by their noses.

9/21/09, 1:04 PM  

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