To celebrate the 100th post of this blog, the author and his team of trained squirrels created a political cartoon, using corporate media tools, an iMac, and electricity from a plug that draws power from a coal fired plant out in Ohio or wherever….
The idea came to me some days ago that the large-scale protests are not the best way to get out a message. Visiting the protest I was reminded of so many others I had been to. I do enjoy that this can happen, I would rather have scrappy kids and old people out there than nothing. However, I would like to see some change come from this. So, wearing my best thinking cap, I came up with a few ideas about a system that would put a fixed number of protesters in several locations, allow locations to be created dynamically, and take the burden of organizing off of a few key people and spread it to many, using technology to crunch the numbers and create or close locations and topics. Part message board, part Zagat of dissent, part craigslist of anger. I am working on putting together a team to explore this idea. For one thing, our way of doing things will come to an end, but perhaps we can just push it a little, and allow that soft landing some of us don’t expect, but I am sure even the most hardened Doomer hopes for.