A New Gadfly In Town
Humboldt's new up and coming gadfly, Scott Menzies, made the paper again today. I'll have to say (nothing at all against Scott) the news article kinda seemed like a non- story to me. Nothing real specific, just talking about Scott and his vision of community, which wasn't real specific. Not that he doesn't have some specific concerns and suggestions on his Realizing Community web site. The story in the paper just didn't really get much into them. Of course, the Times Standard does have space limitations, unlike Scott's web site (and this blog).
What to say about Realizing Community? A bit Authoritarian to me, in a lot of ways. But, having corresponded with Scott, I don't think he's an authoritarian by nature. It's just second nature for those on the Left, and often the Right as well, to try to organize people and communities "for their own good". But, I was struck when I first visited his site that there were some libertarian oriented points made. For instance, making mention of the fact that all these business regulations are what makes starting and running small businesses so difficult. So, while Realizing Community seems Authoritarian at first, there might be hope for Realizing Community in the long run.