Politics, it seems, is what happens when a bunch of people sit at the front of a room talking at a passive audience, allowing them to ask questions of one or more of the speakers. If you challenge that, you will be told
If the personal is political, how come the way we “organise”* shitty meetings is not political? Isn’t this enervating top-down model INTENSELY political? Or rather, anti-political. Isn’t it just dreary Trotskyism or Leninism or whatever they are calling themselves these days?**
* “Organise” actually implies some thought and consideration went into putting on an event. It’s not always clear any did. We perhaps need a word for sheer “doing-what-we’ve-always-done” Rut-anise? Routin-ise? Complacent-ise?
** Rhetorical question