Wikipedia Edits, the Clueless Edition   1 comment

So, one of the themes during the RNC last night was to marginalize or disparage “Community Organizers“.  Some geniuses decided that it would be a good idea to update wikipedia’s page on “Community Organizing”… by… well, you be the judge.  Here’s my favorite changes, from this:

A career as a community organizer can be a great option for people who want to make a difference, are concerned about social inequities, and are interested in community solutions and empowering people.

To this:

A career as a community organizer is an option for people who want to become politicians, make difference, are concerned about political issues or social inequities, and are interested in community solutions and empowering people.

And this:

Organized community groups seek accountability from elected officials, corporations and institutions as well as increased direct representation within decision-making bodies and social reform.

To this:

Organized community groups self interest from government, corporations and institutions as well as increased direct representation within decision-making bodies and social reform.

And of course this:

Community organizing is usually focused on more than just resolving specific issues. Organizing is empowering all community members, often with the end goal of distributing power equally throughout the community.

To this:

Community organizing is usually focused on more than just resolving specific issues. Organizing seeks to make the participants that they are empowering all community members, often with the end goal of distributing power equally throughout the community. However, any influence that may be achieved may in fact only empower the leaders of the “community Organizer.”

Apparently they haven’t gotten the news yet that Wikipedia logs edits?

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Posted September 4, 2008 by padraic2112 in politics

One response to “Wikipedia Edits, the Clueless Edition

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  1. Gosh, if you’re going to wreck a perfectly good entry, can’t you at least use proper grammar and syntax?

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