[Marxism] Fwd: Undoing the Politics of Powerlessness — Medium

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Dec 21 07:25:05 MST 2015

(Reflections on Occupy Wall Street.)

We need to build groups — collectives, organizations, affinity groups, 
whatever — because groups are what keep us in the movement, they’re what 
keep movement moments going, where we transform, how we fight, and the 
best way to hold each other accountable to the long struggle for 
liberation. We need to win small victories that open up space for bigger 
ones, and we must celebrate them, because that’s the best inoculation 
against a politic based in fear that nothing is winnable. We have to 
develop powerful visions for the world we want, so we can put those 
small victories inside a broader strategy that strikes at the roots of 
the systems we face. We must all engage in the hard and transformational 
work to become our most powerful selves; after all, it is truly the only 
way we even stand a chance.


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