Posted 5 years ago on June 6, 2012, 2:10 p.m. EST by richardkentgates
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Throughout my day I encounter many people that don't care about politics and when pushed to the conversation I find they don't really know any of what is happening in our world. They just know they are getting shafted and that there is nothing they can do about it.
We need a resource that gets people involved. There are things like political forums but nothing large scale at the introductory level. Forums assume some level of understanding to even begin the debate and many of the users on them are equally uninformed but they try anyway with what they know. I have suggested a grass roots media network but anyone with the skill is too busy patting their own backs to see that their limited success is a drop in the bucket and not actually helping to grow the movement nor educating nor inviting.
So... we need a media network built by activist that can bring the timid into the fold, educate and inform. It needs funding for marketing. It needs to be politically neutral (this is not to say socially neutral).
A central media network could be valuable to me personally as I could pass around fliers in our local ghettos and labor pools that point the disenfranchised to a resource that informs and gives them options to participation. A movement in NY is what they see and it doesn't give them any sense of empowerment. Help myself and others bring them into the fold.
I failed at an attempt and in the rear-view mirror, my project would not have accomplished any of these goals either. We have the attention of the world, we have a social position that most can relate to. Before it's gone, I think we should do this.