I Am An Agitator -- Others Are Doing "Activism"
Here I go again, hammering on timeless messages in order to catch up to all the people who haven't heard them yet.
But really. . . what IS so-called "activism"? Broadly considered, I would say it is any kind of politically goal-directed activity.
And is agitating an activity? Why, certainly. And is it politically goal-directed? Well, it certainly can be.
So I, and many others like me, are "activists" in the broad sense of the term. We are actively agitating -- meaning, actively stirring things up for a politically goal-directed reason. It is all part of politics, and all part of a larger, orchestrated game. Orchestras have fiddlers, bassoonists, trombonists, clarinetists, timpanists -- you name it. So, you don't fault the drummer because he is not a cello player, right? There is just no way that a drum can do what a cello does, or vice-versa. But they both have a vital part to play.
And yes. . there are traditional activist groups in operation, lobbying for men's right, father's rights, family rights and so on. They're out there. And they are doing "activism" as it is customarily understood. What they are NOT doing, in most cases, is aggressively going after feminism specifically -- or at least not by name.
But they are damaging feminism in a different way, by attacking the vital centers of feminism's operative power structure. Yes, even if they don't always mention feminism, they are still undermining it in a practical way. You can see this by the flak they catch -- it means they are over the target.
So finally, we agitators too are "activists", for to score rhetorical points against feminism is indeed, in the larger political frame, "activism". But if you are a stickler for semantics, just understand that activists and agitators have separate but equally important parts in the orchestrated business of collapsing feminism. That is what we ultimately strive to accomplish, and what will ultimately do the greatest good for men and women.