Originally Posted by Alecto
Daniel: I think you're ignoring a great number of people who get all fired up and angry about oppression and do something about it. I think it's an unfair false dichotomy to present (see ACT UP, etc).
Also, it's a fine line between saying that yeah, sometimes it's worthwhile and helpful to be calm and patient, and that it's always up to us to hold every straight person's hand. see the article from feministe: http://www.feministe.us/blog/archive...igger-persons/
Not ignoring at all. I've written in defense of ACT-UP on these pages quite often. And I didn't say anything about being calm and patient. I wrote about having compassion for one's self and others, which is something that can be done no matter what one is feeling. In fact, that is the point.
Anger alone doesn't last very long. It burns hot and then burns out. Warm-heartedness is something else entirely.