Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Populism Is Growing—Just Look at the Fast-food Workers Protests, Anti-frackers and More | Alternet

Populism Is Growing—Just Look at the Fast-food Workers Protests, Anti-frackers and More | Alternet



Mass movements don't just appear out of the fog, fully grown, structured and mobilized. They emerge in fits and starts over many years, just as the American Revolution did, and as did the Populists' original idea of a "cooperative commonwealth." A successful people's movement has to take the long view, to learn about itself as it builds, nurture the culture of its people, take chances, create fun for all involved, adapt to failures and successes, stay steadfast to its principles, have a stoic tenacity -- and organize, organize, organize. A little serendipity helps, too, so grab it when you can.
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