A CRUCIAL BUT NEGELECTED QUESTION
THE CONCERNED AMERICAN MUST EXPLORE

WHY IS THERE A SO FRACTIOUS, YET PASSIVE, AMERICAN CITIZENRY AT A TIME WHEN:

  • More American citizens are concerned about, and interested in, public affairs than ever
  • There is more professional activism than ever
  • There is more information and media content available to the American people than ever
  • There is more unhappiness, mistrust, and grave concerns being expressed by more Americans than ever

SERIOUS CONTRADICTIONS DEMAND REFLECTION

TO ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION WE NEED TO START BY ASKING WHY SO LITTLE OF SUBSTANCE (FOR THE BETTER) CHANGES; DESPITE ALL THE MANY, AND LONG ESTABLISHED REMEDIES WE CONSTANTLY PURSUE:

  • In fact, whether it is the concerned citizen or the public activist, people and groups across the nation share many interests and concerns
  • Yet, nothing coherent has emerged from all these parties; despite the common ground they share
  • This is because no commitment is made by the advocates - or citizens - to cooperatively study these experiences and seek the lessons and guidance they can offer
  • Of course under these discordant circumstances, no deeper commitment for taking cooperative, cohesive action is possible

IF SUCH A COMMITMENT TO STUDY ALL THIS EXPERIENCE WERE MADE

WE WOULD SEE THESE PROBLEMS:

  • The neutralizing and fracturing effects caused by too many advocates, with too many issues and reforms; that have not been properly examined in the first place
  • Concerned citizens placing too great a focus on “major” personalities, intrigues and events beyond their influence
  • The misuse of modern citizen-based media that has enabled, and encouraged, an unchanging media-model to reinforce these mistakes; making it impossible to challenge them
  • “Answers” that always focus on the soft ideals of the quantitative and distant; NOT the hard, qualitative ideals of citizen-engagement based on proximity and power

Kept on the treadmill:

Whatever the difficulty: electoral-media dysfunctions, the threat of economic decline, or assaults on civic freedoms, the activism and media claiming to represent the American public, to stop what is surely not in their interests, continue with the same old approaches:

  • Laws, Lawsuits, reforms, Constitutional amendments
  • Protest actions
  • Truth, calls to “wake up”, “share”, and “voice”
  • More (and more) media content

An irrational attachment to the limited and fragmented is not helpful.

  • It ensures that people will disregard, and even deny, the great potential for freedom, prosperity, and human development this country has offered; and still does
  • Despite what is necessary to achieve that being very clear and feasible

However, that is a process; one that must leverage the thoughtful, civic-minded portion of the public who are free of binding ideologies and personal interests.

Their goal must be to:

  • Identify their substantial powers
  • Demand definitions, clarity, and considered action
  • That will seek out a rational plan
  • Based on a well-reasoned precepts
  • That will attack the explicit problem

Too Easily Discounted: There Is Extensive Agreement

This is true whether one’s point of view focuses more on the problems of:

  • Economics
  • The social fabric
  • Political dysfunction
  • Conspiracy
  • External threats

But, the quick dismissal of agreement lends credence to, and serves to intensify these concerns; clear to anyone paying attention:

  • Supposed partisan rancor
  • Supposed divisions of race, gender, sexual orientation etc.
  • Supposed deep states
  • Supposed civil strife

Hiding in plain sight, but misssed:

Power is not a very much discussed topic despite it being the basis of all civic-political functions and interactions; not to mention the subject of a great deal of our entertainment.

  • If there are major imbalances in power structures, there will be problems
  • And these problems cannot be solved without accounting for power in our system: how it works, where it sits, how it flows etc.

An important misnomer: knowledge is not power. Knowledge, wisely acted upon is:

  • Separating the inseparable fuels the error; preventing substantive action
  • This problem is brought on by the confusing of the amount and scope of media content (access to information) with the ability to act on it (wisely)
  • Smoothly connecting civic knowledge to civic action must be a central objective. Without that, no progress is possible

The first step in that process of achievement is to seek clarity

And establishing sensible criteria allows us to quickly extract from vast experience what we already have learned (but failed to recognize or apply) so we can:

  • Carefully define
  • Reject what will fail
  • Identify what can work
  • Focus on effective dialogue and action; not distractions

AND THEN IDENTIFY EXACTLY WHAT CRITERIA IS ESSENTIAL AND WHY

  • It will enable a powerful yet easy organizing of the participating public
  • It will have immediate and unquestionable impact; it’ll work fast
  • Therefore, it will be based on what exists; with no dependence on laws, reforms or amendments to the Constitution and such
  • It will immediately make visible and unquestionable the electoral power of the people to grant or deny any office sought by incumbent or aspiring elected officials
  • It will get immediate and unquestionable results; with very small numbers of people
  • It will work at all levels of government, in all geographies; equally well and fast
  • It will fuse immediate and powerful civic action to our media and learning systems
  • In civic and electoral affairs, it will sideline a chaotic media feeder system and in its place create a powerful, deliberative place of qualitative civic engagement
  • It will instill confidence and create safety for all participants

KEY CALCULATION : NO MARGIN FOR ERROR

Why is it essential that each and every element here be present in any proposal that purports to offer a solution?

IT WILL MISS!

BECAUSE IF ANYTHING IS MISSING!

PROOF WITH A SIMPLE THOUGHT EXPERIMENT

Could any positive and intentional change ever be achieved with even one criteria item absent?

  • It will enable a powerful yet easy organizing of the participating public.

    • What could ever be achieved without people being organized i.e. coherent ?
    • Would, or could, people ever get themselves organized if it were complicated and onerous to do so
  • It will immediately make visible and unquestionable the electoral power of the people to grant or deny any office sought by incumbent or aspiring elected officials

    • For the citizenry, the only realistic means for controlling their civic-political sphere is through their electoral authority. And the gateway to that control necessarily begins with the elected official. These are political figures and so must answer to someone. By default and design, that will be those who are most clearly responsible for their being elected
    • Therefore, could any intentional and positive change ever be achieved if there was doubt as to who was exercising that electoral power and so, to whom they owe their allegiance

Think about it.

Making A Fresh Start: Some Good News!

For the American citizen a lack of information, or authority, is not the problem!

It is only a lack of focus and will that is. That however can be easily remedied; if there is a will to focus.

If that will were to be found, a long history of useful experience would inform a clear path of powerful and immediate action.

The best news of all; only a very small portion of the American public – motivated to act - have it within their power to wield unprecedented influence and create profound and positive change.

This begins by challenging conventional wisdoms like:

  • “The system is broken”
  • “The elites, money, and parties rule”
  • “Voting doesn’t matter”

And resolving to go in a different direction when this “wisdom” is demonstrated to be false

  • Money is merely an effect; not a cause of political dysfunction
  • Our political parties are weak, decentralized bodies; not powerful, immovable monoliths
  • For better or worse, voting always matters. But, to matter for the better, it must be understood as a culminating act in a rich, complex, electoral system; not a mindless pull of the lever on one or another election day

Do these things and you'd see

These pervasive conventional wisdoms are fundamentally hollow because they only consider the bad outcomes; and then proceed to pronounce everything hopeless.

That is bias-confirming non-analysis and must be rejected!

Because no effort is made to understand or reveal what fuels the bad outcomes and what could be done about it; we never work to identify what we can do about it.

A system is a system because it will produce results that can be known and relied upon.

The question: through a very different approach to, and understanding of, this very system, can We create excellent outcomes; with certainty?

That is a conversation that must begin with a study of power:

And a fresh look at our system, its history, and the determinant role of its citizens:

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A Clear Choice Requiring a Decision

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An Open Source Proposal

This purpose of this website is to extend a proposal to that portion of the American citizenry who are concerned about the direction of their country and world and seek a clear path toward a genuine solution.

Though developed over many years and explained in great detail, this proposal is based on simple precepts that exist; both within our democratic-republican framework and national ethos. Further, with no basis in the pursuit of laws, lawsuits, reforms, amendments to the constitution - or other permissions - to solve our most pressing issues, it can be acted upon easily and immediately.

On the contrary, the persistent pursuit of such permissions, though they largely make up the remedies that are traditionally and currently understood, offered, and followed - are unnecessary and distracting as such approaches are proven failures that will not work.

It is clearly demonstrated within the pages of this site that the American electoral-political system confers upon its citizenry the potential to exercise unique and extraordinary authority that has gone unrealized.

Though these powers and responsibilities were designed to allow the people of the United States far-reaching input and control over their public affairs, their absence from these processes has left a vacuum to be filled by forces motivated by their own ideals.

This, at the expense of a high functioning and free United States most American citizens would proclaim as their ideal.

It is also clearly demonstrated within these pages that this potential cannot be realized, or those ideals achieved, other than by a visible, coherent body of Americans assembling within an unambiguous plan of purpose and intent; actions that will direct the vast potential of our electoral, technological, and cultural assets towards establishing a new path.

Given that stark reality, it would be ill advised to offer a community - operating in a public-civic environment so beleaguered and lacking in trust - an answer to our most deeply embedded and historic problems by typical and failed means.

Such methods would be typical – and likely to fail - because they would present to that public an unknown entity/body, seeking their “support” for the promise of a remedy based on strategies, organization, and hierarchies they took no active part in formulating and approving. Further, they would articulate no vision for the crucial role the people must play; or how any success can be achieved without that.

Therefore, the content on this site is best understood as reference material and the suggestions for strategy, planning, and action as an open source proposal available to be taken up by those most capable and motivated to act.

Those suggested actions are as clearly laid out as is the reasoning and proof that they will be effective.

To start however, the energies of a small number of the capable people will be required; Americans who by their example will show the way.