At dailykos we are active participants in the world of political discussion via the internet. This page reaches hundreds of thousands of individuals. That is a major accomplishment but this is a community of activists (or would be activists) and we need to expand our efforts to reach out to more individuals and draw them into the fact based community.
This site is an incredible resource of information. Information that when drawn together and filtered forms powerful liberal arguments. Dailykos does a lot of good already and has a huge influence but by channeling this resource I think we can do more to reach the unconvinced.
I propose that motivated individuals here come together to create a set of short and concise arguments based on a myriad of political issues. These arguments would be specifically designed to reach out to moderates or politically unmotivated individuals. Why and how? Follow me below the fold and use your voice to help speak out beyond just the choir...
A lot of people use the internet, but even more people use email. The idea would be to create an easily reachable resource where any liberal could come and find a short cogent argument on any political topic. After finding this argument they can email it to the friends they know would find it interesting.
Haven’t you ever gotten in an argument with a conservative and wanted to send them or others a quick email afterword? Or perhaps a friend of yours who is confused about all this political fighting send you an email forward from some conservative crazy person.
Now I can write a personalized response or argument as well as the next guy but we don’t all have the time to find sources and cite facts. I know that someone said somewhere that the war would take about six months, or that George Tenet said some pretty revealing things in his book, but I don’t always have the time and energy to look them up specifically put them in the larger context and shoot out a well worded email. So it doesn’t get done.
That’s why there should be a resource with this very specific use in mind. There are articles out there that are too long to expect conservatives or the apathetic to really read. Or little factoids or videos (of lying) that while interesting, are not put in context of a larger editorial narrative.
Does something like this already exist? Anyone know about such a resource?
It seems to me that dkosopedia is the perfect place to create such editorials. I created the Answers Project over there. Please come contribute