The neighborhood drunk was apparently unhappy with his efforts at sympathy. Not content with his sloppy "I Luv You, Man', he again attempts to turn the beige house against others in the neighborhood by mischaracterizing what has been written by others. It's a classic troll. And the Drama Queen bites, hook, line and sinker.
JC stupidly pens:
If politics is only all about process–the nuts and bolts an mechanics of electoral politics (the fluffery), then there is no room for vision or leadership, or building one’s actions out of a base built on solid principles, or motivated by the vision of a charismatic leader like MLK.
Well allow me to retort.
Not only is your premise flawed, JC, but your conclusion follows from nothing. Politics isn't "only" about process, as you state. I've never said that, and neither has anyone I know. Some of us focus on process, because that's who we are, and what we do. What you've just stated is that those who are not you are denying what you desire. We're stopping you from getting what you want, in your narrow mind. Actually, we agree about much of what we want. I just think you're a full-of-shit emoprog when you deny that there is a process by which we reach such a destination.
Here's a clue or two for you. MLK is dead. Get over it. Nor was he solely responsible for the Civil Rights act. Politicians passed that act, y'know, legislators? Those folk get elected by a process. At no point does a process like that negate a principle, or any of the principles which drive it. What does negate that process and the principles behind it is whining about the process folk who are attempting to get you what you want because we haven't succeeded in providing you with a 'leader'. Grow up. This ain't recess, and you don't need the teacher to protect you from the bullies or demand that you get chosen first for dodgeball.
I’m learning that my cynicism needs to be tempered with letting others have their own experiences.
Seems like you need to learn a little bit faster, kitten. No one owes you a "leader". That isn't anyone elses role. But we all do have a part to play. For some of us, like your daughter and myself, that part is process.
Just as Tokarski keeps wailing that "we" need to organize, and won't do a damned thing to accomplish that, JC keeps calling for a leader and refuses to be one. No problem. That happens all the time. JC has been writing a great deal of good stuff about the Occupy Wallstreet protests. But he won't go, he isn't there. He would, no doubts, talk smack about others who aren't there because this is the Most Important Thingy Ever, but yet he's not there. Think on that for a second. I'd bet that he doesn't have the money and he has to work, and that's why he hasn't joined this brave protest. You know what? That's process. That is what process folk focus on, like me. That's why I'm not there. For me it was a simple decision, as I'm certain it was for the Drama Queen. But his angst is so much more important. Why would that be? Why isn't he challenging Mark, the champion of extra party organizing, for sitting on his ass in Colorado and instead JC's uttering bullshit about what process folk do?