Originally Posted by Daniel
Excellent observations Zerbie! All too often, we only see the world in which is are living in, when in fact, there are many worlds, in this case, the political and the social justice worlds. I guess the whole point is that they overlap in some degree.
They sure do!
The distinction between the two was not clear to me until I was caught between a political campaign and a social movement, personally, not too long ago. The conflict was tearing me apart and I almost lost it.
It was only in hindsight that I saw a distinction was to be made. All I saw previously was the overlap, and I was tending to mentally translate political organizations into social justice movements. They (political groups) REALLY are their own animal. Even if we tend to view them through the lens of a movement.
The lobbying groups will speak to us in the language of the social movement that spurred them into existence, which leads to a further perception in our minds that they are social justice movements in themselves. They are more like highly-specialized offshoots.