Thursday, August 23, 2012

Defining Activism

ac-tiv-ism - (n.) the doctrine or practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, sometimes by demonstrations, protests, etc
          (n.) The use of direct, often confrontational action, such as a demonstration or strike, in opposition to or support of a cause.

ac-tiv-ist  - (n.) an especially active,  vigorous advocate of a cause, especially a political cause; 
                (adj.) of or pertaining to activism  or activists; advocating or opposing a cause or issue vigorously, especially a political cause

How many real world people or groups of people, particularly in Lynn with all of its issues, would you consider to be true 'activists' as it is officially defined (as opposed to simply a complainer or concerned citizen)?


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