Frequent action does lead to burn out. The role of any organizer/activist needs to be to lead people into these fights, to determine what we can do and to pace the actions to keep burnout from happening.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Chuck0" <chuck at tao.ca> To: <lbo-talk at lists.panix.com> Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 4:19 PM Subject: Re: Verizon: union win
> Barry Rene DeCicco wrote:
> > Another was that immediate action was never to be sneered at,
> > even cheap victories (however, the leadership should be aware
> > that a cheap victory was just that). He recounts leading a group of
> > protestors into an office to demand something that the people in that
> > office were totally willing to provide, and then using that as a
> The flip-side of this is that frequent actions can burn everybody out.
> Sure, cheap victories are good, but there should be a good reason for
> doing them. One of the mistakes that the Left has repeated over the
> years is to mistake constant activity as progress towards a strategic