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The NYT Pushes for Activism

October 27, 2009

This could easily have been written with Pakistan in mind.

 

The nation’s political leaders and their corporate puppet masters have fouled this nation up to a fare-thee-well. We will not be pulled from the morass without a big effort from an active citizenry, and that means a citizenry fired with a sense of mission and the belief that their actions, in concert with others, can make a profound difference.

It can start with just a few small steps. Mrs. Parks helped transform a nation by refusing to budge from her seat. Maybe you want to speak up publicly about an important issue, or host a house party, or perhaps arrange a meeting of soon-to-be dismissed employees, or parents at a troubled school.It’s a risk, sure. But the need is great, and that’s how you change the world.

via Op-Ed Columnist – Changing the World – NYTimes.com.

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