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Keep Marching On

Bill Fletcher Jr.

In just about every vibrant progressive social movement, there comes a moment when a psychologically or emotionally disturbed person, an agent provocateur, or a political extremist commits an atrocious act that is seized upon by the state and/or the Right to try to discredit or outright repress the movement. Regardless of the motivation behind the action, it is sufficiently heinous that confusion develops within the movement.

It is here that the movement can lose both its momentum and a segment of its less committed or more ambivalent supporters.