Posted 2 years ago on June 12, 2013, 3:22 a.m. EST by CommunitySeeker
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This forum's community has suffered a lot lately. Many political discussions lead to disagreements which should remain healthy, after all, disagreeing is normal, but, unfortunately, often descend into attacks which divide us more and more.
We should get together behind our very own project. We could start an action/affinity group. There are many offshoots of Occupy like the Rolling Jubilee, and I'm sure we could come up with some type of group that could be handled on the Internet. This would help us focus on something useful. I have a feeling many people attack others because they are bored, and don't know how else to try to put meaning into their use of this site. Having a common project that affects real change would give everyone here a strong sense of meaning.
The possibilities are endless.
I can think of one simple idea. A type of hub for all the affinity groups where we post daily news of what's going on with those groups. We could also do online interviews of people running those groups, of people affected by those groups, etc... It would help bring everything together under a nice umbrella. A site dedicated to all the affinity groups. It could also be a nice first step towards a type of Bridge To The Ground. For example, I noticed the Rolling Jubilee website has not been updated in awhile. Perhaps the people running it don't have time since they are concentrated on the ground. We could have a contact with them and update our site with current news about that project, and many others.
Anyways, that's just one idea. I'm sure you could all come up with much better ones. We should brain storm. I'm sure there's something we can all organize together. Something useful that would have a real impact. If we did such a thing, we would all come together and feel very proud of our accomplishments.