The Wisdom of Abbie Hoffman:
The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.
Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.
I’m sorry but someone needs to ask the question. Why is the Urban Cycling Movement still being run by people I saw conducting Critical Mass Rides nearly 2 decades ago! Hey folks, by the time you are 35 years of age you should be getting that ‘tap on the shoulder‘ from the next generation.
Instead the format for Critical Mass Rides has not changed since my first one. Guys that were Leftists back then are still running around with grey hair that is shoulder length and greasy. And their beards are ugly. What makes you think that they still could and indeed should be leading The Movement?
They have had their ‘salad days‘. Frankly most of the rituals are boring and tired. Even Ghost Bikes look archaic. Do you mean to tell me that in 2 decades no one under the age of 35 has gotten smart enough to ‘lead the troops‘?
Time to shove this guys out the door if they will not go willingly and bring in some fresh thinking. Some of these folks are old enough to have kids in college. For Goodness Sake! Get some new blood!