Re: Darwin run amok--Robin's comments

From: phil osborn (
Date: Sat Jan 08 2000 - 23:29:54 MST

>From: Kathryn Aegis <>>Subject: Re: Darwin run
>amok--Robin's comments
>Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2000 21:22:15
>At 11:10 AM 1/3/2000 -0500, Robin wrote:....At any
> >given time various people advocate all sorts of changes, and the
> >people who advocated the changes that actually happened often try
> >to take credit for them. But how much credit do they deserve?
>Speaking as a veteran of three activist movements (peace, women's,
>disability) I can say that I've never seen anyone step forth to
>speak out *after* the change took place....It usually takes the
>courage of a few individuals and groups to speak out and spark
>that process of change. It takes the decision of individuals
>to conduct public and private education, to get others to understand
>what they are fighting for. That's a lot of work, and it takes
>some degree of training and ability.
>Kathryn Aegis
>home page (some links active)
The libertarian variant on this is "The Market will decide." Generally
whenever someone proposes something that puts an "activist" on the spot to
actually commit to doing something real, then you hear this trotted out - as
though their own market heros - Henry Ford, Edison, etc., waited for someone
else to decide what kind of car or device they would introduce.
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