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Conflict in Progressive Organizations

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Several progressive organizations have become paralyzed due to the woke activists within their organizations. Jim Geraghty writes about this and provides lengthy quotes from leaders of these organizations who have been crippled from pursuing their mission because of in-fighting within their organizations.

One leader documents the inability of pro-abortion organizations like “Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America” to be effective because they have “been locked in knock-down, drag-out fights between competing factions of their organizations, most often breaking down along staff-versus-management lines.”

But the same problems have surfaced in other organizations that “have seen wrenching and debilitating turmoil in the past couple of years.” In fact, he concludes that it is hard to find a Washington-based progressive organization that hasn’t been affected by this internal strife that even reached the National Audubon Society.

The internal battles surface because woke activists take offense at some slight within the organization. Tensions rise as the group grapples with the charges of hierarchy, patriarchy, race, gender, and power.

Another leader said that the strife almost felt like a plot to cripple the organization. He concludes that the leaders of these groups must focus so much time on fighting within these organizations, that they are ineffective in the public arena.

In the past, we have talked about how the woke ideas on campus have made their way into government, media, and business. Here is another example of what happens when these woke activists in the same organizations spend more time attacking each other while ignoring the issues they should be affecting.viewpoints new web version

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