When Joan Baez Listened
Do Try This at Home

Sigal, Clancy
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/25/when-joan-baez-listened/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  25/04/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16190

I have a bat in my belfry about reaching out to people who dislike us and with whom we disagree but without whom no serious “grass roots movement” is possible. That is, by talking to anti-choice zealots, Obamacare haters, Tea Party crazies, racists etc. The notion of our crossing over the ideological abyss seems odious to a lot of people I know who see The Other Side as a bunch of RedNeck Ignorant Morons. That rigid mindset will get us far, yes? On the other hand there’s the “Joan Baez tactic”.