The Next Step…..is obviously bringing all the Issue People together into one effective United political force.
The Equal Rights Issue People
The Financial Issue People
The Civil Liberties Issue People
The Environmental Issue People
The Anti-War Issue People
The Human Rights Issue People
The Drug War Issue People
The Whoever I Callously Left Out Issue People
All working together in a coordinated fashion, concentrating our numbers to apply the Pressure of The People on the appropriate target, On the current ‘hot’ issue, on the appropriate day.
Using the coordinated power of phone calls, faxes, e-mails, and blog posts.
As well as one or two “Issues of the Week.” Focusing on the specific Issue of one of the groups, in rotation, to make sure that every group has their specific concerns equally addressed by the United group.
The challenges are the three C’s: Communication, Coordination, and Coherence of Message.
Ideally each group has a loose (to avoid ego and competition problems) leadership committee to coordinate their group….and deal with the inevitable issues arising from Group Action.
This United Front is obviously what is needed. The challenges of Uniting have ALWAYS been the downfall of the Issues and Activist Left.
Will the new technology of the Internet allow us to overcome the historic challenges that have derailed the Left in the past?
Will, haha, the fact that we don;t have to be in the same room to coordinate make the difference? It is time to find out!
Please share your preliminary thoughts, ideas and concerns in the comments. Especially ideas on who, what existing groups, or which individuals, in each of ‘the camps’ we should approach to Unite with.
Let’s get the convo started and go from there!