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PRF in civil society?

Postby turnbullac on Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:36 pm

Hello!

Did you guys know that I'm back in school? It's great. For one of my classes I was asked the following as an essay question:

Choose a US-based civil society group with which you are familiar. This group need not be a registered organization. Briefly describe the group.

Then, explain:

Why it is part of civil society,
Whether, and if so how, it cultivates social capital among members, and
How it helps to strengthen democracy.


The first thing I thought of was to use the PRF as my example. Wise/unwise? Also it got me thinking that since a lot of you are pretty smart, maybe this could lead to a somewhat interesting discussion among ourselves...
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Re: PRF in civil society?

Postby turnbullac on Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:39 pm

Also I realize its been a while since I've been on the forum a lot. Funny thing is, I just went and looked at my history and my last post was exactly one year ago today! Weird huh?
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Re: PRF in civil society?

Postby Get dog costumes on Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:02 pm

Yes, that is weird.
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Re: PRF in civil society?

Postby Boombats on Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:20 pm

Hell, I can't even be civil in PRF society
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Re: PRF in civil society?

Postby El Protoolio on Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:50 pm

I thought this was a secret society?
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Re: PRF in civil society?

Postby Pasta on Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:20 pm

El Protoolio wrote:I thought this was a secret society?



True.
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Re: PRF in civil society?

Postby Get dog costumes on Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:53 pm

Pasta wrote:
El Protoolio wrote:I thought this was a secret society?



True.

Yes, after all, you need a password.
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Re: PRF in civil society?

Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:01 pm

Get dog costumes wrote:
Pasta wrote:
El Protoolio wrote:I thought this was a secret society?



True.

Yes, after all, you need a password.


The guy in the hood does look like FMMarsupialized. Coincidence?

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Re: PRF in civil society?

Postby Antero on Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:27 pm

I have no idea how they're defining "civil society group" and I don't think democracy is relevant here, but there's no reason that an (inter)national DIY music scene which includes multiple self-organized multi-day events each year couldn't be a relevant conversational point, but also I loved the hell out of weird counterfactuals in college so whatever.
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Re: PRF in civil society?

Postby Janeway on Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:14 am

cause we buy each others music and go to each others shows and help each others causes, political discussion abound

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Re: PRF in civil society?

Postby bishopdante on Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:54 am

In the medieval sense, there were three basic divisions of recognised activity / organisation:

Ecclesiastical
Military
Civil

There is of course a fourth division - criminal.
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Re: PRF in civil society?

Postby cneutron on Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:33 pm

I think that's totally valid.
What this specific civil society does is take a group of geographically disparate individuals with similar tastes, values and interests which create small self-policing social gatherings as well as a series of creative projects of interest to the same people.

I mean, you don't have to lead with the penis drawings.
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