Posted 9 years ago on Nov. 30, 2012, 11:26 a.m. EST by bullfrogma
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Apparently political buttons to push for achiving the goal of a healthy government, one that can make decisions based on life, are already well understood. The repeal of citizens united and to eliminate corporate personhood. That's huge, because it tells us something that has to happen.
Otherwise they have all the power and time that they need to define and adjust their own strategy. From this effort we would stand a better chance of much more functional change. Monopoly is a constraining dogma, and the sooner we break free is the sooner we get back to life/progress.
I've been trying to promote that we boil something down for the mass, and then connect our resources to all point at it. Create a web of unification so people everywhere can notice and be given the chance to understand our situation. Occupy could make this thing happen, so why not?
This is interesting because they also beg occupy to create a website, a place to organize, but something good enough to go viral. Something simple and perfected enough for the mass to get a firm grip on because that's what the mass needs, something absurdly effortless. It's damage done, and we have to work with that.
https://movetoamend.org/ looks pretty good and is ready to go, maybe just use that. But what occupy can really do well is launch a campaign to network all activism. Call every school in every state, connect with their clubs, "this is it, the big one," pass it on to every organisation who fight the good fight so they can help showcase it. If occupy officially announced a plan of action to the world such as this and asked everyone to point at a website, one thing, it would go a long way.
If this amendment would help so much, then make it happen. Wield the engrossing combination of communication and reliability. If everyone points to a website, whichever works best, and creates a mass focus on one thing, consistantly, it will happen. So if this is what occupy could do, unite people, then why not?
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It seems like this is the best change to our government we could make right now, a stepping backward. Aside from that, holding a public space specifically to brain storm problem solving would boil down that specifically, and that is something we could really use. Forming a local group is good, but therising reminded me of something called groupthink. I don't believe that would happen in the public becuase it's too large of a group and the internet is too anonymous, especially if we had more than one think tank to explore. After a while some really good ideas would just stick, the kind of things we need.
I've been thinking of it in the form of a Foundation Of United Rights, something, an organisation that is dedicated to democracy and equal rights. The government should support our health and independence, but everything else should be our own creations, undictated by anything but the most simple foundation, equal rights. But having a space held for public problem solving could happen anywhere. This is practically one right here ... the only one.