I respectfully disagree about celebrity. Organizing requires building committees of committed local leaders who then bring localities, etc. together around a common program to exercise power. I’ve been an activist and union guy most of my life. There aren’t any short cuts. I know that we live in a time of multiple existential crises, but we have to put the time thing in the hands of goddesses and gods (who’ve granted us more time already than scientifically possible) and just keep building.
Unfortunately, two fo the best movements going aren’t actually organizing successfully. Electorally, the Greens have a great program and good leadership, but few hard-core organizers. And then there is the Poor Peoples’ Campaign, but they too aren’t really organizing, but relying on the charisma of Rev. William Barber and “morality.” Aint gonna work. Didn’t work, but we’ll see if they can mobilize their March on Washington.
Anyway, them’s my thoughts and my actions are congruent, starting with a smaller footprint of recycling, growing our own, local activism, etc. I’d be lying to say I’m not tired.
But Tweeting, social media and celebs just won’t do what we need as a species to stop violating our biosphere and embrace life, not death.