Selling Out

This is from a few weeks ago.

...You're only a sellout if you are not willing to question your own assumptions as part of doing what it takes to move forward. In that respect, I think a lot of people in politics are selling out and forgetting that the path they have chosen, a path in pursuit of power, comes with a certain level of responsibility.

I'm tired of with us or against us. Look at what that mentality does to our nation. I'm not suggesting compromise with the "bad guys." I am saying we have to compromise with each other, and not define our truth with the worst possible assumptions. Alienating would be allies doesn't help any of us.

Our movement has to build something. Tearing down has its place, and a lot needs to be demolished, but the cost is then replacing it with a viable alternative. Meanwhile, our task is to move forward and optimize incremental victories that will set the stage for the next big leap...

Submitted by Gina on December 11, 2006 - 16:18.

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