Quote by Abbie Hoffman
The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.
This quote suggests that in order to establish a different kind of society, the focus should be on mobilizing individuals based on their abilities and desires. Instead of forcing people into predetermined roles or tasks, it advocates for harnessing their skills and passions to create a more effective and fulfilling community. By aligning people's talents with their personal interests, the quote implies that organizing around these factors will lead to a more successful and harmonious alternative society.
In a political sense, there is one problem that currently underlies all of the others. That problem is making Government sufficiently responsive to the people. If we dont make government responsive to the people, we dont make it believable. And we must make government believable if we are to have a functioning democracy.
If a man is after money, he's money mad; if he keeps it, he's a capitalist; if he spends it, he's a playboy; if he doesn't get it, he's a never-do-well; if he doesn't try to get it, he lacks ambition. If he gets it without working for it; he's a parasite; and if he accumulates it after a life time of hard work, people call him a fool who never got anything out of life.