Two quotes from a letter to the editor in The Nation magazine’s 10/28/13 issue.
“I have grown weary and apathetic reading about the rich and how they are buying America.”
“Tell us how to fight for democracy! (And don’t say, go out and vote. We do that.)”
A previous leader of our local party used to say “Do not come here with a problem, unless you also have a solution.” Some of us did not like this approach; we felt we were bringing the problem to the group looking for a solution.
Political activists are all looking for the solution. We all participate actively to the best of our ability. This, participating actively, is my personal reply to the question above. Like the old cliché says “all politics are local.” So…..
Join any local groups with like-minded goals and speak up and participate in the activities. Speak up when among friends and associates, you do not want to be an obnoxious bore so use some discretion, but do get your opinion on the table.
Get on the internet and support groups that support your desires. I just found an interesting ap for smart phones that may be of some help it is called “seeclickfix.com”, check it out and get involved.
Almost 2 years ago Dylan Ratigan started a group getthemoneyout.com in an attempt to get support in this effort. I just checked the site; it has 277,663 signatures after a two year effort. Not a good sign, but not to be unexpected as the majority of citizens actually have little concern about politics until it affects them and then it may be too late.
Do not let it be too late for you! J and follow the guidelines in the photo above.
- Dylan Ratigan: Debt and Taxes: Symptoms of Our Core Problem (huffingtonpost.com)