What Is an Activst?
Dictionary.com defines an activist as: “an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause, esp. a political cause.”
What an activist is not?
Someone with a wide audience already available to them but doesn’t use that audience until they publish a book and decides that as a way to market that book, it would be great to pretend to speak out for people while accepting large amounts of money to speak on this particular issue. Meanwhile, the individuals that you are speaking out for, have suffered a fate much, much worse than yours, however you will accept acolades of courage and bravery because most people do not know better.
That’s an opportunist.