Speaking About organizing & activism- We can make them dichotomous, in order to speak about them more distinctly; but my intent (in the comment turned blog-post) was not to insinuate that the two are anti-thetical or opposing to one another in many ways at all.
That is not to say, though, that the work of one doesn’t clearly look much different from the work of the other.
I hesitate to use metaphor, because while they might be good heuristic learning tools, they too often are or become justificatory and prevent us from communicating clearly.
I will refer instead to this narrative, the basis of what I was attempting to communicate about my perception between the differences in activism work (all good and well) and organizing. http://beyondthechoir.org/diary/51/activism-vs-organizing-reflections-on-gramsci-pt2
This comment from Seth Gunning came in today. -jsq