10 WAYS TO BE A POLITICAL ACTIVIST By Anita Sands Hernandez
Noam Chomsky is a great trainer of activists, to wit: http://www.chomsky.info/articles.htm
CHOMSKY thinks we should work the Congressmen, senators over. He believes
we should pester those who change laws to 'do the right thing.' GERSHREI
activism! (Yiddish for shriek or SCREAM.) NAG activism. Noodge activism. I like it.
And if you get smacked at the Demonstration, SUE THE CITY/ COPS, MAKE BANK!
*Article describes folks who did this.
SO, is activism so very Wonderful & simple? Yes and it comes in all stripes, part time,
profit making, FUN like a singles group or MAGIC. Below, a very sophisticated Buddhist kind
of mystical activism is described, and it is the ANTITHESIS of CHOMSKY's!
So do we learn from the hand of Lenin or Buddha? Why not both by doing THIS:
NUMBER ONE: Study the lives of the great ones. I would put Thomas Paine
and GANDHI and BEN FRANKLIN VERY high on the list. Some think Franklin was a
pawn for the oligarchs of his day. That gray area makes him a great subject for a film that
hasn't been done yet. I still admire his stroke. B>) STUDY THE THOUGHTS OF THE
GREAT ONES: See:
NUMBER TWO: LEARN TO USE YOUR TOOLS: Camera phone, INSTAGRAM or tape deck even
that old DUAL CASETTE ghetto blaster that costs 5$ at a Thrift store as it'll dupe tapes. CD BURNER will turn
thousand of files into an easy to share, e-mail and lighter than an encyclopaedia. THERE is equipment
to turn tapes into CDs so that you can record FM radio activists. And senior activists like me, who did,
will lend you our tapes for a tech upgrade.
Guys like NOAM CHOMSKY, RAM DASS, RALPH NADER, so many activists showed up on FM radio during the TAPING YEARS.
Then, mastering the WORD PROCESSING PROGRAMs in your PC. Etc.
Learn to use a text "TREE" making file manager. Windows Explorer just ain't that handy.
Download free a file manager that really rocks, ZTREE. Go see it.
And take a look at: LOW TECH WEB TIPS FOR ACTIVISTS
Last --shouldn't we put GRAMMAR *very* high on the list, since so many conspiracy
Lefties seem incapable of the basics of writing and hamstring themselves in front of
everyone except other foaming ungrammatical Lefties.
A more advanced tool is video, YOU-TUBE awaits you! BILL MAHER, Steven Colbert shows.
NUMBER THREE: Be conversant with our era's most pressing ISSUES and HELP
OTHERS TO KNOW THEM. Ferinstance. THE HUGE INEQUALITY in a supposedly DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY.
THE GENOCIDE and LYING ABOUT IT: SEE: USA SECRETLY DOING ATROCITIES IN SYRIA, BLAMING IT ON PUTIN
Don't just write about bought pols, even if they DO BRING US WORLD WAR III. Write about the INS AND OUTS of Global warming, Health care bills, GM SEEDS and FOOD, Laws related to them; taxes, endless, bankrupting, gratuitous resource colonial wars that enrich oil corps which do not pay any taxes yet get BOUGHT POLS to vote us into war, get them to cooperate with ISRAEL, TURKEY the UK and other genocidal countries. The Meltdown, and the causes (the Wall Street banksters that recession rode in on,) being harassed by a loco JUSTICE SYSTEM and our youth Impoverished of education and no college aid/grants. see THE ISSUE INDEX
NUMBER FOUR: After you learn to WRITE FAST, WRITE FURIOUS. SALT YOUR ARTICLES with URLS (i.e. LIVE LINKS) Sample: READ UP ON THE THE BIG CONSPIRACY THEORIES.
Learn to use the English language wittily, tersely! No one is much impressed by a ranting writer with few literacy skills. They’re dismissed out of hand....rightly.
NUMBER FIVE: When the info's right, hang it in cyberspace. GET IT TO WEBSITES
THAT THINK THE WAY YOU DO. You'll really enjoy a WEB PRESENCE.
All you need is a free online FTP program like CORE which you can can easily use to
upload HTM files to your website. SEAMONKEY AN HTM COMPOSER. What I wrote THIS in.
Free blogs exist, or 5$ a month, a webhost, and voila you will have
a WEBSITE of your own. Click on Number two
above, that live link to WEBINDEX, WEBTIPS. Google 'free FTP software'CORE is only one I know of.
POST, LIST OR BLOG, YOUR CALL. But collect addies and keep your EMAIL collection dusted. A net activist confessed to his PC not working perfectly as he had a third of a million emails stored. WHAT a readership! He finds a story that cooks, that rocks, sends it to his list. Some of them answer, I know from my own experience that about one in fifty will answer the email. HE SAVES those emails and the person's address.
HE SAID: "I was finally able to figure out (with help) that the problem with my computer was the over 320,000 emails that have been piling up and blocking the computer from functioning - so if you corresponed with me recently over the lst two months and received no answer, it was probably a function of this internal screw-up on this end. . . my apologies"
Oh my GAWD! imagine a net guru with powerful writings ignoring emails that long? Or having an email program that bad? Unless their theories are too obtuse, their answers too long, I read and answer every email the day I get it and decide, do I ADD THIS PERSON to a list? If their EMAIL is smart, I do. Or I send them a LIST OF my LISTS, ask 'which do you want to be on? Holistic/ never need a vet/ PET? Food/Cooking list/ GARDENING LIST? FRUGal LIVING liST? POLITICAL PROGRESSIVE ACTIVIST LIST? WHOLE LOT OF THEM MAYBE?
When they answer, I put them in my pc's email addie book and assign that name to a list. Basic neat housekeeping for listers which will be different from bloggers. Bloggers leave a piece of toilet paper ten miles long on the net. Readers have to struggle along its length. I also blog but each article is on a separate page with an INDEX giving choices. I list pointing to those articles. Listers send an occasional article as an URL targeting those interested in the subject. Easy breezy. No life commitments are demanded of the reader when he scans it. It's just ONE ARTICLE. Not a thousand toilet paper squares of tedium.
NUMBER SIX: View your fellow soldiers in the flock for signs of similarity, not difference.
Embrace the angry TEABAGGERS even though they're rich, Republicans. Embrace
the poor ghetto blacks and Latinos even though you may wish both were not in your city. Build the
Rainbow Coalition.. NOBODY is your enemy. Except OLIGARCHS who have you in
their gun targets. They want 5 billion of us dead, though 5 1/2 billion was the number that
really suited them and they run everything. They have all govs hardwired.
NUMBER SEVEN: Don't expect plaudits from the millions.
Your readers will lurk and remain silent. JUST HAVE FAITH.
Use facebook, Twitter and YAHOO groups. Some YAHOO groups
have 2 to 5 thousand readers. That's a potent fist. Read up on HOW
to MERCHANDISE your service or PRODUCT as these are the
same rules for mega exposure
NUMBER EIGHT: SIGN YOUR NAME to the article you publish and risk death.
One day they may pick up ringleaders, activists, the CINDY SHEEHANS in their
early trajectory upwards. You can't take out a SHEEHAN when they're fully in the
PUBLIC EYE. But so far, they haven't done it. One reporter, GARY WEBB got
offed. SEE CONSPIRACY THEORY for the list of murders that matter.
I personally prefer the zen approach: for all very dangerous ideas, find a
way to get them into circulation without giving yourself away. It’s an
excellent way to exercise restraints on ego, ‘cause no one will ever be able
to credit your brilliance (this would also help Lefties to understand
charity a little better). A dead fellow Leftie is one less to win the war
with, a live one is vastly preferrable. A little craftiness goes a LONG way.
Confuse them. Be the SCARLET PIMPERNEL. Rent this fab 30's flick with
the stunning Leslie Howard. Sexiest man in Hollywood, a known fact!
NUMBER NINE: Write politically relevant screenplays and short stories. Good
money, great exposure, and easy to do. Study at the HOLLYWOOD BOUND site.
NUMBER TEN: Know this. THE MOMENT YOU ARE AN ACTIVIST..at that point, your
movement has WON. Why? Because YOU ARE an activist, and that is lofty, high, meaningful and has
the ability to rescue you from a meaningless life. Don't expect that your pickets,
writings, group protests are going to be Star quality right away, but who's keeping score?
The movement has won nothing and *should* win nothing decisively. It’s a
lifelong fight; the moment you become self-satisfied, the movement has LOST you cuz
you'll coast on your laurels. Ellsberg hasn't, Berrigans didn't. Asner and Sheen didn't..
NUMBER ELEVEN: Question your own side as deeply as the other. Knowledge is
not served by sloppy inquiry: all data is grist for the proof mill. Global warming may be
some kind of DISINFORMATION for particular, corporate use. FIND OUT. But do
it fast before half Florida is under water.
NUMBER TWELVE: Think like a spook. Look for moles. It’s a proven Machiavellian strategy that an
effective enemy always infiltrates the opposition. False friends may show up if you're potent enough. Why do you think Gov pays huge $ to the FBI, NSA, CIA? You assume that there's freedom of the press. MANY newspapers SPIKE the true stories. MSM we call it. MAIN STREET MEDIA. Learn about THE SPIKE. PROPAGANDA STUDIES 101
NUMBER THIRTEEN: Never remain silent when someone‘s spouting nonsense.
Take a deep breath, pray to heaven for aid, then gently engage them, don't set them
on a rage alert, but gently make it possible for them to ATTEMPT to defend their
right wing, bigoted position in front of the people they’re trying to propagandize.
Let the audience be the jury. If it's a radio show, call in. The interviewing checker
should not hear you ranting, be reasonable. Let loose when you're on the air.
NUMBER FOURTEEN- MAKE THIS A COMMUNITY PARTY, HOLIDAY/ MOVIE SCREENING FAMILY THING. Inspire the kiddies and neighbors to WANT to be politically active, and make it fun. MOVIES ferinstance! When you seek to train children in thinking outside the box of their 'comfortable gauging of probabilities,' do a marathon of watching the films that depict the future, the wasteland headed our way. OR MILITARY/ CIA's CURRENT ACTIVITIES. RED DAWN is one that suggests RUSSIANS will invade, but it's good as it shows how Right wing thinks. Nobody is going to break down the borders of our country to that extent. Mad Max, very interesting. What could actually happen after the bomb, Matrix, I is good ....ENEMY of the STATE as it shows latest tech of Big Brother. Then Costner in both the POSTMAN and "WaterWorld"? (Don't laugh it has a meaningful Big Environmental Change subtext to get you ready for the real future) And don't laugh again: Barbed Wire with Pamela Anderson. Try to watch Barbed Wire if you can. It's an interesting take on post neo-depression era. What is interesting in it is the huge influx of a shadow race into the USA and they are supposedly escaping the same harsh environment. LIST OF BEST POLITICAL FILMS
NUMBER FIFTEEN- NOAM CHOMSKY knows where the Gov's secrets are buried. You want to tune into the guy often. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKwJI9axblQ
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