A movement must provide its members with a sense of belonging, and I don’t mean that in a touchy feely way.
I mean that it mirrors in its internal workings the principles it claims it wants to see in the outer world.
It will show respect for each member, it will demand of them what they can do for it, and it will honor their contribution.
In doing so, it will give members a stake and a sense of ownership in its success, and, most saliently, it will exhibit a sincere humanity that so many are lacking in their lives.
This I’ve found lacking to some degree in every organization I’ve come into contact with, and I believe it’s a major factor in the inability to overcome the enforced atomization that saturates American society.
So, for me, the bottom line is
Be a mensch, dammit.