027. Fiercely, Scrupulously selective of with whom I work. Like a surgical team. Less is betrayal of All


Okay so your beloved daughter has made the Olympic relay team and you just found out that the particular coach of her team has just defied all convention and decided (btw, bear in mind that you and her worked her entire a life to get her to this point), I coach a day before the Olympic race is to be run, has singularly decided that inclusiveness is to be a primary goal, and he's going to replace various team members.  Your daughter will stay on with those of different ethnicities, religions what not.  You're delighted right?  No, you're not. 

Your son needs brain surgery.  You selected a crack surgical team.  An hour before the surgery, you'retold, yyou know, we just decided that inclusiveness is a really high priority for us, so two thirds of our crack team wer'e replacing with people of lesser capability, so that were more balanced ethnically, religiously, racially. 

I'm sorry.  Please if you can explain to me what is a more critical, crucial function to the survival of the human species, and the avoidance of untold suffering, then the discipline of so-called activism, that it should be, as it used to be practiced prior to the 1970's, and with a few exceptions since then.  You can't.  This is the discipline of the pure, insanely humane fighters for humanity.  There's no more sacred, no more demanding, no more specialized discipline requires as much grasp of the human condition, mastering of the issues with which its concerned,  mastering abilities to communicate, and by some irresponsible, amoral self-indulgence, we decided that all gas at the sign same time, will undertake the most critical crucial thing in the world, and not competence, will determine who's on the team,  but willingness, interest, if only fleeting, showing up, feeling like it....

This is not a discussion about who's our brother and sister.  This is not a discussion about we would fight for or protect.  This is a discussion of who will fight alongside for the populations that should be worth our lives given for, who argue from us every possible advantage if we claim to be fighting for their well-being.  Yes I have my beloved brothers and sisters.  About the only group I have any hope for in Occupy DC in mind.  I don't deny your right to place is your highest priority hanging out with a large inclusive group.  But I do advise you to be honest with yourselves, and to state that is your goal, and state your goal falsely, first to your selves, because your behavior makes clear it is not eliminating citizens United, not averting climate Armageddon, but hanging together a diverse group.

 I think that's insanity, because if you don't avert climate Armageddon, these are the last couple of years that inclusiveness will ever be a consideration.  Survival be the only consideration for the next 2000 generations.

But I don't deny at some level you have the right.   But you do not have the right to confuse the issue, to detract from the other groups you purport to be in favor of, you purport to fight for in a way that holds more than zero promise, by saying otherwise with your behavior. 

If any of you find that you have a goal other than the primary goal being inclusiveness, then you must out of duty and obligation to those you claim to serve and care about, be immensely selective on it up as to whom is on your team.  Now deep,  yearning desire is about 90% of the qualification of the potent activists, because we're such amazing creatures, when on fire, we quickly figure out the rest.  We quickly learn the rest.  WHEN ON FIRE. 

So I'm neither saying they should all be PhD's or none be PhD's.   I'm not saying they should all be proven 40-year-old activists or that they shouldn't all be 16-year-olds, that's unclear.  But their 100% dedication, clarity, their preparedness to be cohesive in the strategy, is paramount, and you are simply lying to yourself and others if anything besides inclusiveness is your issue, if it is anywhere near the top of your issues.  And you are also lying to yourself and others that you're a potent activist if you there is any group, if there's any individual the potentially on Earth or in the future, you wouldn't give your life for.

Potent activists are unconditionally loving and there is nothing in all the universal so conditional with time, resources team members rules on critical matters..., as unconditional love.

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