I feel that TW is again moving towards a left-political agenda, and it is not necessary or good for the movement locally. Again, IF we are to build true resilience, we must ALL work together- liberals and conservatives- to do so. Just because most of the people involved in TW are liberal politically, this does not mean that we have to identify the larger group as such...there are so many other avenues in our community for expressing our political opinions, can we please have one group that is just focused on building community resilience?
I am involved with lots of different organizations, and I don't demand that they all follow a liberal agenda in order to do thier work. For example, I totally support the Whatcom Film Association- in their job to bring great films to Bellingham. I don't expect them to take a political stance though- that's not their mission. Let's take off our political hats if we can when engaging with TW, and put on our hands-on building practical self-reliance hats so we can welcome even those who disagree with us on particular issues.