Okay so laying aside the fact that this picture has a hammer and sickle on it, I'd like to ask a question: Can political activism and personal authenticity work together? Or are they diametrically oppossed to one another?
Example: Could a pro-life demonstrater holding signs outside the front of an abortion clinic also be the same person to go around back and council the mother who just left? Or, could someone who is against the Iraq war, hold a peace ralley and then go down and try and build relationships with people in the Marine ROTC program on campus? I think the mother, and the Marine, would have already put the walls up, the dividing lines have been drawn, and as far as their concerned, the demonstrator is now the enemy.
I think there's a reason why Jesus never had a rally with his followers holding signs that said "Jesus is rad, Pharasees are bad." Paul pretty much said that Jesus is King and Ceaser is not in his letters born out of relationship, but he never went to a town and held a rally and marched on the local governors lawn with the masses chanting, "Hell no, we won't go, Ceaser we're gonna overthrow!"
That being said, I realize that demonstrations have been a part of bringing about significant change. Civil Rights, the end of Communism in Eastern Europe, etc. Political activism can create change - on a political level - and that can be awesome! But I don't think it creates change on a relational level. So, I cannot doubt that demonstrations and organizations and rallies are effective, I'm just not convinced you can do both. Maybe we just need to decide for ourselves what were called to do personally and do it well.