Posted by Sadie from ? (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 1:02PM :
In Reply to: Re: Saul Alinsky posted by julia from dhcp102208.res-hall.northwestern.edu (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 2:39AM :
: : : This begs the question:
: : : what do you all think is the best way to change "the system" ? is it within the system or outside the system? a little of both?
: : I think that the more predictable the method of changing "the system", the easier it is for "the system" to respond & stop any change. There should be no best way. It should always be an open question. Leave "the system" guessing. However anyone thinks he/she can contribute to change, then so be it.
: huh ? i didn't get that
xxx I think that "the system" doesn't want to change. It resists change or isn't conducive to change - I can't determine which case is true, or perhaps it is the case that there is an interplay between the desire to change & the energy it takes to change. Anyway, I think "the system" will continue until it breaks or someone monkeys with it a bit & it changes. If it is the case that those people who like "the system" or who allow it to continue do NOT want to change it, then they will fight change. In that case, change has to be forced (not necessarily through violence), & the people who are trying to affect change will have an advantage by keeping their strategies to themselves.
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