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Civil society [Nov. 3rd, 2004|11:26 am]
This is just to say there are many alternatives to voting, many ways in which you can act in the civil society other than participating in the democratic process. If the State is not with you, then act around the State. Nothing can stop people of good will from participating in associations that patiently work among the people, far away from the noise of politics. Nothing can stop you from acting the way you see fit. Elections are a sacrament. But you don't have to believe in the ritual and its sanctity. Nothing is lost as long as you keep your eyes open.

[User Picture]From: blueyellow
2004-11-03 10:03 am (UTC)
thank you for articulating this.
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[User Picture]From: loreeley
2004-11-03 04:49 pm (UTC)
Very well said.

It is not good to feel defeated - normal but not good for the morale - and it is necessary to keep going on. Nothing big was ever achieved in a day, or two, or 1000...
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