The four habits of highly successful social movements
The four habits of highly successful social movements (Wonkblog)
I wrote on my FB wall: "Yo no estoy promocionando las actividades. Pero este artículo claramente indica qué falta en un país lejano oriente democrático, si uno quiere o no. Cuando se encuentran los organizadores sociales, sería un comienzo. Siento relajado por no ser sociólogo."
Let me just elaborate just because I don't usually think in this line as 'm not sociologist. Anyway, my hunch is full-functioning democracy needs social movements from bottom. It's like a blood in the body. The far-east country I mentioned needs this, you like it or not. The teaching institution are not up to the job as Matsushita-seikei-juku amply demonstrated. So, there is no substitutes.
Here is a hypothetical story. The voluntary workes soon will be faced with institutional rigidities. They will be frustrated because clearly the cause is with them. I suspect some of them wii go to social movement. They should because the other way is some kind of apathy or extreme one aka. terrorism.
One question. What happened after Hanshin earthquake? No social movement? Why?
Anyway, I'm glad I am not sociologist. It is because if I were, I should promote doing the thing professionally. It must be their cause. Do I look down upon them, when they are not doing so? I don't. But, their integrity will be questioned. I'm afraid there is no third way.