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    AoT, Ray Pensador, Urizen

    "And how can I reach every single Walmart employee, and every single Target employee, and identify the labor union agitators and push hard to unionize all the big-box (predatory) retailers?"

    You do that, Ray, by going to the 24-hour Walmarts at 2:00 a.m.  You wander around  listening to the poor schmucks who are restocking the shelves, and you learn who desperately wishes he could afford to study theoretical physics at a university, and who is worried about how to support her three-year-old, and who is too old and ill to work but can't collect Social Security.  You listen, and only after you've listened and showed them that you care, you speak.  Carefully and quietly, and maybe with just a few words.  You pass on an internet address and a telephone number.  You offer them help, and you offer them hope.  And you keep going back at 2 a.m., and yes, buy a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk now and then, but you check up on your friends there.  That's how you recruit them to stand up for themselves.  By showing them that someone cares and values them and believes that they have the strength to achieve the freedom and prosperity they long for.

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