Yesterday evening on the streetcar I read this article by Ajay Shah and really identified with the feeling that protests aren’t enough. In a nutshell: “The workings of government are a vast clanking machinery with many moving parts. When you see something going wrong in the outcomes, it isn’t always easy to diagnose the problems …
" /> Jason Holborn | Cybercarnet/Weblog - Protesters & Wonks

Protesters & Wonks

Yesterday evening on the streetcar I read this article by Ajay Shah and really identified with the feeling that protests aren’t enough.

In a nutshell:

“The workings of government are a vast clanking machinery with many moving parts. When you see something going wrong in the outcomes, it isn’t always easy to diagnose the problems of objectives, accountability, and organisation structure that are inducing the problem, and envisioning the change that is required in order to solve the problem. The protester is saying I’m mad because the car does not work. But it takes a skilled engineer to understand why the car does not work and how to fix it.”

I’m starting to really dig First Post a lot, I think. I’m glad I found and downloaded it.