Sunday, August 09, 2015

Truest statement of the week

It's appropriate to wonder what a “movement” really is these days. Maybe movements nowadays are really brands, to be evoked and stoked by marketers and creators when needed. But it's hard to imagine a brand transferring the power from the wealthy to the poor. It's hard to imagine a brand being accountable to its membership, even if you could be a member of a brand. And it's impossible for a brand to prefigure, to get us ready to imagine and become the kind of people we'll need to be to build the new world after capitalism.

-- Bruce A. Dixon, "Where's the #BlackLivesMatter Critique of the Black Misleadership Class, or Obama or Hillary?" (Black Agenda Report).

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