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Remember back when you were just a child and you somehow got into an argument with a sibling or a playmate? Whenever an adult would come to investigate the commotion that was coming from your general vicinity, the topic would change from one of true discord and quickly transform into a repeating of this simple mantra:
Well, you started it!
No, you started it!
No, You Did!
NO, YOU DID……and on and on it went.
It’ll all make sense in a bit. Hang in there with me, OK?
Oh, BTW. You are about to be the change you always wanted to see happen. No, really.
Come with me on our first (hat tip to pfiore8) Political Cocktail Party!
just let me say this one more thing… start having political cocktail parties and start getting people thinking about our situation and perhaps this will also enlarge their world view
We all grew up in a world where we were taught that might equals right, you should speak softly but carry a big stick, and if you didn’t start it, by Goddess, you better end it.
OK. Maybe we didn’t start the absolute shit-storm that has slowly degraded our Constitution, caused the rule of law in this country to become more of a suggestion for anyone in the Ruling Party and more of a disadvantage to those of us who are not in the top 1% of the income earners here in what used to be Our Country.
You know what? WE did NOT start it. But, being who WE are, WE are going to put an end to it. I’ll explain why WE will do just that.
OK, enough with the capital letters. You get the point.
Speaking of points, at this point in time it is no longer important as to who started it. It is important that the degradation of our lives and our way of life is stopped. Let’s take it from there.
The Revolution? It’s on, my friends!
You started it!
Back in the ’60’s, Timothy Leary told us to “turn on, tune in, drop out.”
Well, we have certainly turned on. We have become extremely sensitive to the various levels of bullshit that have been dumped upon us.
We have not only tuned in, but thanks to the world changing information available on the internet that allows us to communicate as easily with someone half a world away as someone in the room next to you, we have logged on.
Some of the best people I have never met, and many that I have met logged on as well. They also found a place, or places just like Docudharma to meet, and discuss, and rant and plan, and care, and love and move forward.
Because of the fact that we learned to become self reliant when we were children or perhaps some of us later as adults, we did somehow drop out.
We dropped out of the hive-mind mentality of go along to get along. Somehow, the people here decided early in life, or perhaps just recently to be strong and care about more than just the air in the personal space surrounding themselves.
We care about righting what is obviously wrong.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to decide what issues you feel are the absolutely most important to you, to this country and this world when it comes to righting the obvious wrongs that have been imposed upon us.
As a first strike, I would ask that you list in the comments on this essay just exactly what issues you think we should attack first, and why. That way we can compile this list and begin putting together action plans to do more than just talk together about these important issues, but to DO something about them.
(Hat tip to masslass. This was her idea, after all). Action items, if you will.
We can then ask groups of like minded Dharmite’s to come up with a real plan that will allow us to begin surgical strikes in reality against those issues that we deem need to be corrected, beginning Now!
…and that communication shut-down only serves the bad guys. no debate is for the short-term win. and it isn’t about winning anyway. it is about enlightenment. do you leave enough of a disturbance in someone’s mind for them to start thinking differently about what is happening…
but we need have to talk to one another in 3D. we need to e-mail our non-blogging friends with essays from here… but, as geomoo said, he gets tired of reiterating the laundry list…
Reiterating the laundry list is now something we are going to do, together. Once we have finished reiterating this list and prioritizing which issues need to be addressed right-fucking-now, we are going to stop listing and start doing something about it.
The Countdown to January 20, 2009 – hereafter known as Freedom from BushCo Day – 257days. And counting. Let’s make it count. Together.
This essay is going to be tagged as the Topic Action – Issues Project. You can find the Topics on the right side of the DD website, under, um, Topics. 😉
What we need to do is identify the Action Items that we want to address right now, and then volunteer to get together in groups that are invested in overcoming one Action Item or another.
We then need to look outside the blog and identify people, groups or even celebrities that are also invested in these Action Item issues. We put together a plan of action, draft our ideas, then contact those outside or even inside the netroots that are interested in our ideas and allow them to assist us with taking our message to the American people, any way they can.
I would like to extend an open invitation for everyone here to write essays regarding Action Items and tag them with the Topic of Action – Issues Project. This will give us a quick reference point for meeting up and reading what’s new in the world of Action Items and Action Plans.
So, once again, please leave your ideas for our “laundry list” of issues in the comments of this essay, and then start thinking about what information you wish could be disseminated to the average American citizen that they are not aware of today.
Let’s rock this! We are the change we seek. Right?
Yeah, I knew you thought so too.