Originally Posted by Zerbie
Even then we still have a serious problem. Suppose Joe Solmonese or his successor has such a vision. There is still the problem of all the other groups wanting to do things their way. Or if someone from SF or NGLTF or such comes up with a vision of unity, same problem, who is to say HRC or any of the state equality organizations are all going to shift to a nationally unified focus? Every leader and group has its own agenda it is working on. The movement is piecemeal. Personally, I don't see that changing in the near future unless something startling happens.
I just don't see the big issue of a civil rights group having their own focus and mission but also tapping into a larger coalition for large direct actions. That way we have the unity and the diversity, the best of both worlds.
The big deal is that we need a leader at the HRC that really understand the importance of direct action and has the intellectual and oratorical abilities of MLK, someone who can build the coalition and inspire our community to get off the couch onto the streets.
I nominate Mel White.