No More Treading Water, It’s Time To Swim
I’ve got a lot on my plate today and may not get a chance to blog until later (if at all), but I wanted to direct you to a great essay from one of my new favorite blogs, The English Teacher. In his post The Mothers of Democracy: Progressives, Activists, and the Future of the Party, he takes on the “liberal” versus “progressive” debate and encourages us to look back at our history in order to strengthen the movement as we prepare to take action in creating a better future for our country.
During the Bush years, we have expended so much energy in just trying to hold on that we haven’t had the luxury of looking ahead, let alone planning action that could make a positive difference in the continuing development of our country. Liberalism is not about maintaining the status quo and now that we finally have some breathing room with Congress no longer completely in the hands of the GOP, it’s time to start moving forward. We must begin the necessary process of realigning our thinking in a way that both honors the tradition of liberalism and that will make us more effective in instituting real and lasting change. I found The English Teacher’s essay to be the perfect starting point. I hope you do too.