Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Today marks the one year anniversary of the Unruly Mob. Founded in the wake of blogger Sans Culotte's abrupt exit from the blogsphere, the Mob is a place where disparate voices can come together in our mutual mission to speak truth to power. I like to think of us as a grand social experiment. We are a diverse mob coming from many places (U.S. and Canada, as well as readers from around the globe), with different socio-economic backgrounds (although I don't believe anyone has claimed to be filthy rich!) and holding a wide range of beliefs (from atheists, spiritualists, humanists and Christians). We strive for unity in our diversity. And we try to not merely tolerate wide-ranging voices, but rather embrace the inherent goodness in each mobster.
It hasn't always been easy. Certainly no one has suggested that we all move into a commune together! But if we are about creating a more just world, a peaceful planet, then it should begin with each one of us.
And now, will everyone please stand, turn to face Washington D.C., and shout with one voice, "Off with their trousers!"