|Talk about a chicken-shit attack. “A_small_voice” had an opportunity to attend yesterday’s GA and articulate his/her opposition to the proposal to support the EGT grain ship action, but did not do so. The fact that s/he didn’t suggests to me that s/he understood that his/her attack on it could not withstand scrutiny.
It is total BS to attack the supporters of this proposal as “the ones who talk the loudest and fastest” and then fail to show up to present your (presumably quiet and slowly enunciated) criticisms of it when you have the opportunity to so.
In any case, the proposal to support the EGT grain shipment action in Lonview, Washington passed with 98% votes in favor (120-something yays, 2 nays, and 4 abstentions).
i’m gonna respond to this commentary (currently awaiting moderation) toward one of my posts.
1. yeah, i ranted about the proposal. BFD. if i thought that was enough to criticize their proposal before a vote, i would have done so. the problem with people having too much centralized, shadowy power is beyond that particular proposal and that particular vote at the GA. it’s a topic for a different space and different time that should be had in the movement. when will it happen? i do not know, but trust – i am not the only one who sees it.
2. my biggest objection that was relevant to the vote had to do with money going toward this action. someone asked if this proposal had anything to do with a certain amount of money, and the proposer said no. that was good enough for me right there.
3. i already knew it would pass, because that has been the pattern with this kind of proposal for a while in the movement. maybe that’s what this segment of the movement is about – who knows? i’m curious and annoyed about it and would like more understanding regarding the huge importance of longview in this movement.
4. regarding my objection to this being deemed an emergency…it’s NOT. there is no time sensitivity here…the action will happen in about a month’s time at some undetermined point in the future. i’ve already spoken with the folks i need to speak to regarding my opinion on that matter.