**Things I don't like about The League:
- Name change removing the words Pissed Off
- Weird corporate feel (there is a national office that designs all of the various states' League websites and material)
- Too-cool-for-school events
- Since when are 30-year-olds young voters?
- Cutesy use of slang in materials
- Soft-mouthed Green/Democratic political style that is not hard-line enough
I've decided that the only kind of pure activism is volunteer work. Once your rent and supper (and maybe the rent and supper of other people, if there's a staff) depend on your activism, it's easier to compromise the work for the sake of, you know, eating and being warm and stuff.
And, um, OK, if I should be entirely truthful here and confess that I really did want to be one of Portland's coolest kids (although it's a stretch to call me a kid at this point), and there are a lot of other people who could have been too. And I'm not cool enough for The League. I guess that's important to mention. Sigh. Junior high never really does go away, does it? It just lives inside like a festering wound...