An informed citizenry needs to understand the system under which they operate and where authority is distributed to them.
To execute eternal vigilance that authority must be crystal clear and its channels of use immediate, powerful, and efficient.
With important historic and contemporary context at hand, a feasible strategy for implementation can be understood and supported.
Truth that validates and fuels comes in many forms; entertainment, scholarship, and, not least, what has actually happened.
Analyzing what hasn't worked and why crystallizes options and crucial questions that demand answers.
A fresh approach not only makes understanding, action, and oversight effective; it also makes eternal vigilance feasible.
Stop the Insanity!
Nothing creates a better foundation for analysis and constructive criticism than agenda-free, 20/20 hindsight; and the long and winding road towards realizing a high functioning United Sates of America offers plenty of hindsight to review! Fighting the Last War puts that sad surplus to work to bring us insight into the question of why that flagging struggle has been one defined by futility; then and now. A careful study of the hardened, conventional thinking behind this enduring failure helps us understand what must be done to see the indispensable goal achieved.
Truthism And Solutions
There is so much ado about truth in our public sphere that an entire new cottage industry within our alternative media has emerged to take on the mission of providing it to us. But who is there to take on the mission of finding a solution? When does a fixation on problems with no action component stop being truth and start being entrenched complaint; Truth-ism? Do we now have a truthing-complaining industrial complex to add to our list of complexes? A considered demand will supply an actual solution but in fact we have been demanding nothing; which is why nothing good is happening.
Yes, we have the power;
but we have to know where it is and how to use it!!
The good news is America can be fixed fast; because it won’t require the impractical and complex. What it will require are the capable people working to beat the plowshare of simple insights and basic truths into a steely plan that can make the eternal vigilance our system demands of us feasible; easy! Here, in summary fashion, the basic truths and simple insights inform a path of repair and achievement.
There may be no American
institution entity more misunderstood than our two major political parties.
Blithely regarded by most as all powerful brokers of all things political, this brief article demonstrates this is not only untrue, it is the other way around. The truth is they enjoy no “raw power” and their ability to wield influence is directly proportional to how effectively - or ineffectively - the citizenry participates in the electoral process. Consider and rethink.
In any system expected outcomes are the result of a process that must begin somewhere; and in order to reach a desired end, one must naturally start from the beginning.
The American electoral system does create predictable outcomes based upon what happens early; everything flows from that! It is also a certainty that playing a role in the pivotal early process will impart on that population electoral super powers. With great power comes great responsibility; who will use those powers and how?
Audience dynamics are always powerful but little considered.
An audience successfully assembled for specific entertainment content will impart power on producers and advertisers. In the world of media - broadcast or social - the same applies. Such decisive transfers of power might be appropriate in the world of entertainment but, when it comes to the civic arena, a people turning its power as an audience over to others for the benefit of agendas and bottom lines is disastrous. Alternative thinking assembles the most powerful audience ever; and makes genuine alternative media a reality.
THE MISSING LINKAGE!
The crucial demand we must make, and meet, is the means to fuse our media and learning systems to direct, powerful, political action in the public sphere. Keeping these inseparable pillars separate has been central in our failure to control our governing systems, and with that our lives for without this fusion there can - and will be - no change. The organizational and interactive muscle the Citizens Access Network enables is illustrated here which in turn permits the emergence of a commanding form of new-media; media presented to, and executed by, the most powerful audience ever assembled…US! With that comes the social and political regulation of self-government; unprecedented and truly of/by and for the people. Now, knowledge is power!
Who is the real boss in the United States of America; someone has to be the boss, right? Well, hierarchies may have their place but perhaps some deeper examination is called for when it comes to matters of how our lives are run; and who’s doing the running! Questions of how our system meant to - and could - deal with faction, parties and bosses are as controversial as they are crucial but as this brief walk through the history of our political parties, their realignments and hierarchies clearly demonstrate, the question was left open and remains so; as only it could be.
There is no strategy not born first of thoughtful organizing principles; and that we can now see.
With that natural form of cogent, powerful assembly at hand, we can also see how to direct it. But, however much order and systemization are integral to strategy; it must first be applied before it can live, before it can mean anything, and this? This is no ordinary thing! That leads to more granular questions of how this could happen, how it would unfold and why it would work.
A step by step plan of strategy and action along with much associated logic and proof can be found here within vital reference materials for the discerning eye, ear, and mind.
The Eric Cantor Reverberation
Nothing has been taken from us that we didn’t give away. Absentee management is generally not a profitable strategy in any domain but when it comes to matters public, well there are challenges to organizing a vast and diversified country; this has been our great weakness! But, now that we can see how the original and organic organization of our country allows for a simple approach to a feasible, enduring presence of the people, we can also see the strategy to fill the vacuum of our enduring absence. A case study of the recent – and major – political upset of Virginia’s Eric Cantor helps us see the angles and
Gold vs Fiat
Not an economic treatise but a breakdown on how big issues get treated in the purposed environment. Where momentous decisions and public policy meet is both crisis and crossroads. This demands a focus on the question of media, what it is and, what it must be. Such moments typically bring imposed, impenetrable, and sweeping changes and “Gold versus Fiat” is just one of many examples that may be quickly approaching. 1913 all over again or will it be different?