Nominally, activists on payroll. This can be a good thing, if the activism is local in origin and focus, and is aimed at direct improvements to the quality of life, and/or when the activists on the payroll don’t communicate primarily through acronyms. It’s no accident that the word “activist” easily evolves into the word “asshole”, and the most unpleasant assholes to be around are generally the overly active kind.

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