23 April 2010

How do we start our revolution?

I've been thinking about this a lot lately.
HRC is happy with incrementalism. Join the Impact got a good start with its rallies, but promptly petered out. Get Equal shows terrific promise, but is so far a little one-dimensional. That said, it wasn't for them, I'd say the gay rights movement was pretty much stalled and spiraling into bitch-only mode.
So what's the key to getting the movement moving again? How is it done?
Are we too far away, both temporally and in character, from the Civil Rights movement of the '60s to be able to mimic its successes?
Is there a way to do a real netroots movement that could have the immediate impact and success of the Haiti donation texts, but also be long-term sustainable within the short-attention-span theater of the internet?
Do we start an entirely new movement, separate from the dozens of of existing groups, or do we form some kind of a congress that builds on their experience and strengths? Would such a confederation work together toward a common goal or just become a colossal turf war?
How do we start our revolution?
We should have something in place when the larger LGBT public and our supporters come to realize, in a few months, the full extent of our political betrayal.

2 chimed in:

PFL0W said...

I have no idea but I'd be willing to continue to join in on the conversation with you about it, so we can try to both keep it engaged and help it grow, for sure.

Mo Rage

PFL0W said...

here's one thought this morning:

http://www.towleroad.com/2010/04/six-senators-need-to-be-lobbied-heavily-on-dont-ask-dont-tell.html

Mo Rage