[*BCM*] Why do you ride in CM?
rsarnold at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 14:04:33 EST 2005
Indeed, please append to my previous screed: "For myself and for
others who feel the way I do..."
On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 10:05:37 -0800, turtle <turtle at zworg.com> wrote:
> I'd like to reiterate a fact that far too frequently gets forgotted
> about CM. As Adam said, everyone who participates in CM has different
> reasons for being there (which was why I posted the poll...).
> So when anyone says "(Fill in the blank) is the point of Critical Mass",
> remember that it's only one person's opinion, not a scientific fact.
> If 50 people ride in CM then there will be 50 different "points".
> That's why people say that there are no "organizers". Everyone is
> responsible for themselves because there are no "authorities" or
> "leaders" to hand your responsibility over to. (This often makes
> people uncomfortable, since many people were taught to let the
> "professionals" make decisions for them.)
> If you don't like what other CM participants are doing, you can either:
> 1. Convince them to do something else.
> 2. Don't worry about it and continue to do your own thing (which may
> include not riding with CM).
> That's the power of a real democracy.
> doing her own thing...
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