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Here I'll spell it out simpler for you. You have a friend, you help him by being an activist if that is the only option left for you; you are still being a friend
and for the sake of order, not because you have convinced them how wrong and unjust their actions are.
acquiesce to demands for reasons of public relations, to avoid violence, to avoid boycott, and for the sake of order,
In my country the Philippines, activists are seen as destructive rebels who don’t have anything to do in their lives but rally on the streets. They don’t see the good in the system. They wish for perfect governance and find fault in every move the administration makes. What can I say, they’re insatiable. They’re the laughing stock of Filipino netizens. If you’re an activist, you’re a joke.
But let’s deconstruct the goals of activism. Is it really a bad thing?
Activists aim to be the voice of the voiceless. They are the voice of the marginalized societies. They unite for a powerful voice that the authorities will hear. They take time off their personal lives to make a change that will benefit everybody. Yet despite all their efforts, they are not appreciated.
If not for the will and initiative of activists, the People Power Revolution would not have materialized. If you’re a Filipino, thank the activists because you’re not being electrocuted right now for expressing your opinion against the administration. Thank the activists because if it weren’t for them, the lineage of Dictator Ferdinand Marcos would still be ruling today.
In other words, we each have to change ourselves, not others.
What I didn't do was use "the worst examples in order to paint scrubbing as a whole as "Nazi-like" and reminiscent of the KKK.
If activism is direct, vigorous action towards a goal of social improvement, that would also include your average Islamist revolutionary,KKK Clansman, fascist and socialist dictator.
Their goals, however disastrous, religious, or racist, were to them social improvements. I’m not sure when or where the notion of vociferously campaigning and promoting oneself and one’s cause in public became anything more than what it is—annoying propaganda—but it became especially pernicious in the hands of history’s most effective activists: the Nazis.
Their public displays of Nazi ideology and symbolism, culminating in their camp little marches, public displays of violence, and impromptu but unsolicited speeches, would help lead to their seizure of power. The Nazi reign is a staunch reminder of how far down the despotic road an activist is willing tokick the can for “social improvement”.
And second, is english your second language