We never thought we would find ourselves agreeing with Jewschool blogger Mobius, but his On the road to Jewish self-government has an outstanding idea: make Jewish Funds for Justice’s Jspot the chief organizing entity for Jewish Democratic progressives.
MoveOn.org has lost what the Chinese call the Mandate of Heaven: the legitimacy that a person or organization gains through service to his/its members and followers. Henry Ford described it as follows:
The producer depends for his prosperity upon serving the people. He may get by for a while serving himself, but, if he does, it will be purely accidental, and when the people wake up to the fact that they are not being served, the end of that producer is in sight. –Henry Ford, My Life and Work (more…)