We can spend our time complaining to the various authorities, representatives, of the communities shortcomings and accept the same solutions and answers that continue the cycle of despair.
Or we can try and fix things ourselves.
We can watch the commons disappear, public land, buildings, community assets, disappear as they are sold off to fix an economic system that works to keep most in poverty.
Or we can take charge of the stewardship of our own assets and common good fund ourselves.
We can stand back and watch our young folk destroy each other as well as the efforts of those who would try to make things a bit better around the burgh.
Or we can help to engage them in some ideas that have relevance and value to them but were also real and would engender responsibility and cooperation.
We can continually put things off by persistently asking the “what if?” question. What if this happens? What if we do this and this happens.
Or we can just get on with things and find out what happens when we do.
As it can be difficult to find support for our different projects, campaigns and concerns it is all the more reason that they should communicate and cooperate in achieving some overarching aims
For no project, group, campaign, or is more important than any other if the aim is sustainable progressive change. We can not do this on our own but only when we are connected in useful ways.
But we should not lose focus on who we represent, by a bland relativism that acknowledges every groups agenda and every persons viewpoint as being equally deserving of acknowledgment.
We work to represent the have not’s, who through a variety of reasons do not have the opportunity to work creatively nor access to the kind of education that would be useful to them. We work to flood the community with information, skill sharing, to open up the canvas of history and present education as social struggle.
The community can then make up their own mind.