Monday, November 09, 2009

Merger Talks: A Look Closer

Indie Unity is a mutual goal for students and alumni alike. Ater almost a year of division, the Officials and the Progs seem poised to dialogue, but when asked what the most difficult hurdle would be for a merger, some were willing to share - and others - in the hopes of not 'stirring up trouble' opted to keep their comments private (meaning, not for publication).

"The clowning and sophistry that's been used by former O&B leaders has got to make way for effective activism in the name of our interests in Student Government.

Fernando Figueroa
Progress Party Supporter


To be fair, Figueroa's initial response seemed almost to match this blog's to the "t." Fernando, like TheRadikal, represents a large segment of the Indie community that wants a merger, but does not want the the Progs to lose that grassroots edge in global matters and that flare for campus activism.

Who Are The Negotiators?

O&B:
Cavataro, Ossip, Sautin, Morales, and Hargrove

PROGRESS:
Schneider, Mildebrath, Martinez, Wooten, and Garrett
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My dinner is ready. I'll be adding more to this post.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If the resistance is surrender mantra of the progs isnt sophistry idk what is

Fernando said...

The 'resistance is surrender' idea helped Progress reach out to the students and gain the 2nd highest number of total votes in Spring (after the Majority party), but it is no longer strongly emphasized in the Progress Party. To cling to old and outdated ideas alone is to cling to a failed method. Opponents to the idea should be aware of our theoretical advancements since the Spring.

Anonymous said...

Theories don't win elections, as as been proven time and time again in SG. Get real or go home.

Anonymous said...

THERE IS NO SECOND PLACE IN POLITICS!

REPEAT AFTER ME!

There is NO second place in politics!
There is NO second place in politics!
There is NO second place in politics!
There is NO second place in politics!
There is NO second place in politics!
There is NO second place in politics!

SAY IT OUT LOUD TO YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR!

SAY IT OUT LOUD TO A FRIEND!

Shout it from the HILLTOPS!

Fernando said...

Neither has proceeding forward in a Campaign without any theory my friend.