'I fear that the church has become little more than a social club, with a thin veneer of religiosity,' mourned Dr. King in his utterly divine Letter from a Birmingham Jail. That's activism for the last 40 years. I categorically reject activism as a mere social club, with a thin veneer of caring about our global neediest. Activism for the last 40 years, my brothers and sisters all, we will do what ever it takes to stop the genocide in Darfur - as long as we can do it from the comfort of a computer screen, sacrificing no more than a days worth of luxuries per year, sacrificing no more than a few pennies and donations, of course not putting our bodies on the line, in the way of the harm; of course not risking, months, years life in prison.
I reject activism that is nothing more than a social club, with a thin veneer of caring about the global neediest. That's unilateral disarmament; thats surrendering the next 2000 generations to an existence of trying to survive the fruits of our inhumane, subhuman, cowardice.
I categorically reject that.