Get Active!! You And Me- Here- Now!
We are not helpless, but a burgeoning community of democratically minded individuals. We should be posting actions, actions you and I can take in daily life, and doing them.
Start including things that can be done in our posts, and asking people to commit in writing on this site to doing them. Then let the phone calls be made, the emails and letters written, the personal changes of habit, be it in health or environment or education, taken to task, and advocated to our superiors and inferiors in our own work places. Together we can make a difference.... and we don't have to wait till this site has thirty votes per Idea to start. If you cause one person to help your cause, and you do the exact same thing yourself, you did as much as twice as much as you could have on your own by convincing them to do something concrete-- maybe more, because for all you know you could convince someone who feels strongly but is intimidated that s/he can act.
Help your fellow man, or the environment, and call for real actions in the real world, and let our voices be carried from the throats of those here who agree with our proposal. It does not have to be your country's concern to help.
I will tell you I personally would appreciate help with my concerns, and if you would too, maybe this is an Idea to vote in favor of, and use whether you vote or not.
I will be making use of my own Idea tonight or tomorrow (it's late) and posting comments on my prior-posted Ideas about what I would have anyone who agrees do. Feel free to help me if you don't want to use my Idea yourself. But feel free to use it, too, if you think your Idea is important, and maybe some of us can trade off with each other- say someone isn't against your Idea, maybe s/he doesn't have a strong opinion, but s/he'll help you if you help him/her, though you might be the same way, using our own caution and judgment.
Could be a swap between environment and the new category someone is calling for, economy, or health or philosophy or law-- if you will help me about what I care about, why don't I help you about what you care about so that you will? Your own caution and judgment should be a term duly noted, however; you should understand this last idea carries slight risk of backfiring, but that's in your hands for your handling, not in mine (when it comes to you). This would be particularly desirable after a few months' membership if two people were to exchange ideas and come to a sort of mutual trust, insomuch as they needed/ could find.
If you use this Idea, I encourage you to be very specific about what you want people to do, but not to a fault, and to think carefully about how much more you can really do than you might think: post a telephone line to call with what to say, a specific habit to change like leaving the lights on when one isn't in the room, a set of ideas or a default complaint statement to send to a political representative. You could suggest people in charge of policy who run across your idea on this site take measures to implement as much of it as possible in their workforces, and explain why they should. You could look up the committee or agency involved in governing what you care about in your nation, which just means a bit of research on the web, and post names of people to contact.
You could ask someone to write it on their blog or tell three people they know in daily conversations on a good opportunity. You could even ask them to tell someone else who felt similarly that someone they were politically involved with had asked them to ask the friend to do the same thing.
You could give a small time frame for someone to try something you believed in to see if they changed their mind about it, for instance going vegetarian for three days or limiting showers to five minutes or not throwing away any food at all unless it was bad for the same time frame.
People could commit to doing it, in the name of helping global