2017.02.02
BY shirin

RADICALISM: TODAYS NEW ACTIVISM

Thoughts behind Get Me's new issue

Introduction

With this new generation of system-fighters, the activist is replaced by the radical. In the upcoming months, Get Me will uncover the soul of today’s activist by further exploring this statement.

‘A radical’ is someone who rejects the established order, someone who is open to fundamental change.

 

We find ourselves in the process of discovering ruling power structures. Next to having access to prevailing news channels, our social network systems have provided us with alternative news sources. In a way, our individual position within society is becoming clearer. Yet, the realization of personal contributions is a struggle when bigger forces are gaining more and more power and (political) influence. Whether economic, political, or social system – a growing amount of radical youngsters refuses to take part in it. This movement is scanning the horizon for new radical alternatives, ready to fight the status quo.

With this new generation of system-fighters, the activist is replaced by the radical. In the upcoming months, Get Me will uncover the soul of today’s activist by further exploring this statement.