It sounds to me like you are making sainthood a precondition for political action. I don't think that's terribly practical.
Well as you know I'm not someone who spends all their time marching and protesting, but even I could have told you that fucking up the trains at 7 a.m. in poor parts of London was a fucking stupid thing to do.Well do you have a clue? Or would you also make woeful misjudgements if you were commited to direct political action?
Not at all what I was doing. I'm saying that it helps not to be tone deaf when carrying out political action, if you want to continue to build your supporter base. Tone deaf narcissism tends to alienate people, as we saw yesterday. How is that pragmatic?It sounds to me like you are making sainthood a precondition for political action. I don't think that's terribly practical.
i don't know if this article has been posted in this thread already, but i found it quite interesting/moving at the time i read it:Definitely a part of it. Another part is the intellectual understanding that this is probably going to happen, but the lack of an appropriate emotional reaction to imminent catastrophe. Aided by the sense that somehow it will be sorted at the last minute, everything will turn out OK, which I think is typical to human behaviour, an adaptation even to the gravest circumstances.