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Randy Murray said: Only if the collective is in reality the whole. Having parties interested in discussions gathering on their own typically represents A distinct minority. (Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017, in response to Changing the World (is an incoherent idea). Reply to this comment.)

J said: This is just the thing. Jim says these things ironically, specifically to speak the injustice. It has a visceral impact that lectures and nagging can not. We laugh in spite of ourselves, genuinely feeling how wrong it is. It might be the case that some enlightened souls can't make use of this reminder, but I'd hazard a guess that they aren't spending their time lecturing and nagging a guy like Jim Jefferies. (Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017, in response to Dear Jim Jefferies, Can We Talk About Your Rape Jokes?. Reply to this comment.)

Randy Murray said: Fascinating. This sounds like a noble effort and I'll follow it with interest. I suspect that it will be difficult, not impossible, to sustain this effort, primarily because it is not organic and the discussion topics are planned. I would happily attend and participate if this were in my community (and I'll have to see if it can be introduced here), but this is not the same as a community that has a culture of gathering and discussing. (Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2017, in response to In Search of the Public Sphere. Reply to this comment.)

James Shelley said: Does defining the will to change as 'collective' not inherently suggest that it is also decentralized? (Posted on Monday, September 4, 2017, in response to Changing the World (is an incoherent idea). Reply to this comment.)

Daniel Genser said: I'm curious — how do you square this with the possibility of collective change? Is it simply a case of managing expectations, focusing on process, not outcome? (Posted on Monday, September 4, 2017, in response to Changing the World (is an incoherent idea). Reply to this comment.)