Political Iridescence: Courage and Complexity in a Tribal World

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Political Iridescence: Courage and Complexity in a Tribal World

Post by Jessie » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:52 am

What did you think of my story, Political Iridescence: Courage and Complexity in a Tribal World? Do any of you relate to "intellectual tetrachromacy?" What's your experience been, living with this trait? I would imagine some found it easier to put into practice than I did. Or perhaps you reject the idea of political iridescence? If so, I'd be curious about your experience. Please share!

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Re: Political Iridescence: Courage and Complexity in a Tribal World

Post by chocolatehouse » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:29 pm

Hi Jessie -
Thanks very much for this article - you've said some things that need repeating again and again in left organizations. Too many "progressives," "leftists," etc forget what should be the mantra of any good organizer (this is poem I learned as a child):

They drew a circle that shut me out-
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and drew them In.

Organizers that forget this will always fall short of what they and their organization can be or should become.

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