Organising thoughts

From Grace Lee Boggs:

We never know how our small activities will affect others through the invisible fabric of our connectedness. In this exquisitely connected world, it’s never a question of ‘critical mass.’ It’s always about critical connections.

From Saul Alinsky:

The human spirit glows from that small inner light of doubt whether we are right.

Change can only be effected through power*, and power means organisation. Organisation can be built only around issues which are specific, immediate and realisable. [* meant in the sense of "the ability to act"]
In this world laws are written for the lofty aim of "the common good" and then acted out in life on the basis of the common greed. In this world irrationality clings to man like his shadow so that the right things get done for the wrong reasons - afterwards, we dredge up the right reasons for justification. It is a world not of angels but of angles, where men speak of moral principles but act on power principles; a world where we are always moral and our enemies always immoral; a world where "reconciliation" means that when one side gets the power and the other side gets reconciled to it.

From Murray Bookchin: