even though I felt as if my main problem as an organizer, an utter inability to establish relationships with bus riders was on the way to be solved as I tried a different approach yesterday at the BRU organizing drive (for general membership), I’m skeptic on two aspects of said improvement
1. Was it really better? I first talked with a riders who had already talked with K (but then he didn’t tell me he had talked – did he want to talk more? To me he seemed to be pulling out his arguments/stories from the basic education you acquire in undegrad (chiefly, his analysis of capitalism from an almost purely economistic determinist perspective – which led to a general lack of hope towards the movement). Second I talked with a former BRU member, still supportive but not paying his dues/not attending meetings.