While Robinson is writing about Occupy Wall Street and the progressive 99% movement, much of what she says seems relevant for the atheist movement as well.
It's a good time to remember that mass movements are — by design and necessity — big and diverse, encompassing lots of different kinds of people who bring all kinds of skills, resources, interests and priorities to the table.So, who are the 6 types of people needed to accomplish the sort of change many of us seek? Robinson's list includes:
- Supportive Elites
- The Masses
If Robinson is right, we would do well to realize that diversity is a strength and that we need different people bringing different skill sets to the atheist movement. Disagreement is inevitable, but diverse approaches to common problems offer considerable benefit. We all need to be comfortable saying, "That isn't for me, but I'm glad you are willing to do it."
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