It seems we share some common ground, despite your hateful framing of everything i write. Here's something i recently wrote here:
As always, i pop in to bemoan the focus of commenters here, who flock to articles about political horse races in the USA, and do not invest one 20th of the energy and intellect on articles about strategic and tactical efforts outside of electoral politics.
These actions targeting factories of death are far more important than arguing about how to vote "correctly."
Popular direct action is way more significant in influencing the direction and potential for exponential growth of popular movements, than political party campaigns. But it is treated with yawns, while another article about the Sanders campaign draws thousands of views and dozens of comments.
When Sanders says "It's not about my campaign" we should say "Thanks, you're right!" and go get involved with grassroots organizing in our communities to confront the true actors and power brokers who own the
political parties and media in the USA.
And we should take a few minutes out of our day and vote for Sanders, or Stein, or anyone running on a Socialist platform. If so inclined we can contribute to the candidate or party of our affection. But the horse race deserves very little of our attention or energy! People organizing to shut down tar sands pipelines, and death factories, and promote real living economies, deserve far more of our attention, energy, and money.
While you cite Parenti and elaborate:
Back to Parenti, he said to raise consciousness (the path I am committed to and have been for decades), agitate, organize, and create perturbations to existing systems. When brave souls climb trees to stop them from being torn down, or block pipelines, or put their blood onto missile silos, or get aboard offshore oiling
vessels... they take that stance.
Which is interesting since in the same post, you smear anyone who proposes to fight back. Does Parenti propose not to fight back? Not in the least. Do the tree-sitters and factory-blockaders propose not to fight back? No, they are fighting back.
And do i ONLY propose to fight back? No, that is your smear. i write extensively about the need for holistic thinking and living. Here's another thing i recently posted:
... that gives some idea of what i think of when i think of steps toward fighting back:
"Mass movement, mass mobilization, broad and deep solidarity, risk and resistance, civil disobedience, civil resistance. Feed each other, take care of each other, face the extractivist monster and all its tentacles. Join the movement in your community, support the people on the front lines, support indigenous communities, support all the species of the Earth. Feed each other, take care of each other, broad and deep solidarity. Crazy times are not coming, crazy times are here. How will you respond? How will we respond?"
The practice in these threads, of accusing anyone who asks such a question: "How will we respond?" of "blaming the people," is disempowering. It appears to be intentionally disempowering.
It is intended to train our minds to see any effort to organize popular power as "blaming the people."
It is intended to stop us from considering what we might do, and instead wallow in our powerlessness.
i believe we might actually benefit from considering: What might we do?
i have much respect for the organizers of today's Canadian day of action for Jobs, Justice, Climate. Bringing these movements together, and organizing for mass mobilization, is not "blaming the people" it is organizing to exercise popular power. We need much more of it, and we need much more discussion of it, without being immediately and disingenuously attacked.
Perhaps you might open your mind to consider that i am a real person, a complex person, with a complex analysis, who strives for holism in my life and in my politics. When your knee jerks in response to anyone's post, you might take a moment to pause for reflection before posting your 5,000th personal attack.
Your endless stream of personal attacks completely belies your claim to be raising consciousness.
EDIT TO ADD:
Your endless stream of personal attacks, and your utter, 100% incapacity to ever accept any criticism of your own behavior, completely belie your claim to be raising consciousness.