We had to write this at the risk of loosing our solid Critters for Total World Domination voting base to the democratic candidate who spent some time as a community organizer. However, we found the references to the concept of community organizing as a joke by Sarah Palin and Rudi Giuliani particularly offensive.
I heard on the radio the other day that someone said, “You know what, essentially Jesus Christ was a community organizer. Pontius Pilate was a governor.”
However, I also heard the argument that Jesus’ experience really didn’t qualify him to be president.
That leaves me with such commnity organizers as Ghandi (he did win India’s independence you know, so this probably qualifies him as a leader of stature for the US). Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and John Adams were all community organizers.
Arguably every small town politician and councilman is a community organizer. They are the glue that keeps the communities running. Our neighbor across the street organized our street to get locking mailboxes. She is a community organizer–and I can tell you, it’s a thankless job. Not all of these people are qualified to be president. Certainly my neighbor has no interest in the job. George Washington, however, had an interest and he didn’t do too badly.
The Community Organizers we would like to hug today are organizers of our community. In fact, without the first one we would all be running around blogging and commenting but have no home base like the CB. That Community Organizer is Mom Robyn. Not the Mama also deserves much credit for being the person who steps in when things all falls apart. Certainly every cat in town knows where to go for help!
The Cat Blogosphere is a community because of these people. I realize there are so many more people here who deserve credit for working with this community and making it the vibrant place it is today. I challenge you to name them and thank them!
And so we have our Meezer Rule Wednesday: Go hug a Community Organizer–and those of you who are. Stand proud. We have never needed you more.
Tomorrow, on Thankful Thursday, we will post all those people that you are thankful for!
*we apologize if bringing any of these wonderful people into what is essentially a somewhat political post has offended them. However, we hope by reminding people what an important and difficult job it is to organize large groups that no one will ever again laugh about community organizers not having responsibilities.