Writing criticism is a form of participation. But merely doing that is not truly participatory.
There must be a conversation.
However, participation in groups such as the one I have in mind is a dilemma.
The group? NRA.
I disagree with them on so many things. I feel they are dangerous.
They must be countered.
I can perhaps best do that by joining them.
I just can’t make myself do it.
There must be a better or different way.
I am not like most of them.
I doubt I ever will be.
They are part of the gun control arena. They are a big part too.
Christ, they are a gun control organization disguised as a protector of our gun rights.
I cannot in good conscience participate in that.
I have said in past that their education arm is only area worth supporting.
But since I have said that. I have discovered that in reality, they are actually horrible at that too!
They need lots of help.
I can’t help outside.
But I can’t stomach re-joining them.