Harriet Tubman conducted multiple missions as an Underground Railroad conductor, and she also participated in the Union Army’s Combahee River raid that freed more than 700 slaves.
Looking back on her career as a freedom fighter, Tubman noted, “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
While awareness of the truth of corporatocracy oppression is by itself not sufficient to win freedom and justice, it is absolutely necessary.
I went right to the money quote from this article because I seriously doubt the idea can be better expressed.
There is far more in this particular piece than this so it’s worth a look. Lots of us here are broadly knowledgeable about the things referred to but it’s good to examine our own activities to gauge if what we’re doing can make a difference. Breaking down political action into these three categories or ideas is helpful.
This informs me that I need to start writing more again to my elected officials.
I noted an article at HuffPo today referencing the latest polling data showing congressional repubs having the worst polling numbers ever with the tea clowns doing equally as bad. They really screwed the pooch of late and have their backs against the wall. We need to capitalize on this by keeping up the pressure right through the fall of 2012. It’s entirely possible to flip the entire congress in a good way and keep Obama in office. Just as with Bush, the repub screwups have handed us a big opportunity. Now we have to make the most of it.