1. The membership is split evenly between geeky pro-science philosophy types and hippy trippy anti-corporate pro-nature activist types. Sometimes, regrettably, embodied in the same people.
2. For as often as it occurs, the opportunity to ask "is this behavior actually ethical" is often not asked.
3. The membership votes on issues.
Tomorrow morning is the anual membership meeting after platform, wherein we will learn the state of the manifold, vote on whther or not to do this or that, and generally be democratic because it's the "right thing to do". It irks me that I even have a voice, and am expected to vocalize it. Whatever hppened to the good old days, when religion was something that elders or priestly/rabbinic types decided what was right for you, and you just sat there and took it until you couldn't take any more?