If you're reading these words, then the title of the diary, which I admit is very ambitious, got your attention. So now my job is to deliver on it. You'll be the final judge on whether I'm successful at it.
I'll go straight to the essence of what I'm proposing: A powerful and broad-based social justice and anti-corruption campaign focused on overwhelming the damaging influence-peddling impact of billionaires-funded propaganda on our socio-economic system.
The concept I'm proposing in simple to explain, but at the same time it is something which (to my knowledge) has never been done before, and I believe that therein lies its power.
There are really great social justice, progressive, anti-poverty, anti-corruption, civil rights, and clean-government activist organizations in the U.S. They are all doing great work. But I'm afraid they are no match for the 24/7 onslaught of influence-peddling propaganda paid for by all manner of shadowy corporatist groups who have not only taken over most of the mass media, but over a debased class of politicians across the country, starting at your local city council, all the way up to Washington, D.C.
In order to muster a powerful and effective front against the parasitic billionaire sociopaths and their myriad of shadowy groups destroying this country, there would have to be a way for all the progressive activist groups to act in concert, in collaboration, against a common set of enemies of democracy, who are indeed acting in concert against the people.
I've been around non-profits and community organizations for years, as a consultant. Here's one challenge I see: They spend an extraordinary amount of time trying to raise funds so they can accomplish their stated missions and also pay the salary of their executives and the staff. I'm not criticizing that; that's basically the only way you can run this type of organization.
Because of these "funding" dynamics, many organizations rely on grants from philanthropic organizations, from their local city governments, and from corporations, like AT&T, Comcast, Wells Fargo, etc. Most progressive organizations also rely heavily on contributions by the public.
These dynamics create certain constraints which at the end render the overall effect of these organizations ineffective in the face of the relentless onslaught of lies, misinformation, and actions being taken by corporatist cartels against the populace.
Each organization then ends up competing for scarce funds and starts depending on "reliable" funding sources, which many times end up being philanthropic groups (themselves funded by the wealthy and corporations), and big business.
Harnessing The Power and Wisdom of The Crowd
I'm aware that many people say that one of the main challenges Occupy Wall Street had was their adherence to the concept of "leaderless" resistance. Some say that, because if it, it lacked the focus needed to be effective against the so-called 1 percent.
I understand the criticism, and I also understand the reasons for embracing leaderless resistance. But, regardless, for any movement to be effective, what it can't lack is direction. There has to be a clear understanding of where we want to go and the direction we need to follow to get there.
After thinking about these challenges for quite some time, here's the idea I came up with: The formation of a broad-based but highly organized, focused, strategic, and cohesive movement capable of maximizing the power and wisdom of the crowd.
Do you know who the "leader" of the fascistic parasitic sociopathic corporatist/financial criminal cartel who's destroying democracy in the U.S., and Greece, and Spain, and the U.K., and France, and Canada, et al, is? I will venture to guess that you don't. I don't know, either, but I do know that "they" are the enemy.
Let's mimic what they're doing, but let's do it in the name of decency, democracy, the rule of law, and the Constitution.
We start with 10 "Public Servants." Each will adopt a nom de guerre (an alias). They will be highly skilled, educated, professional, with broad experience. They could come from all walks of life, or socio-economic level, be of any ethnicity. One could be a retired corporate executive who now sees the light and wants to do good for society; another one could be a homeless man in Los Angeles, but one who is very intelligent and can bring a fresh perspective to the "leadership" group. Another could be an ad or marketing pro from Madison Avenue. Another one could be a Kossack, or someone from CREDO, or MoveOn, etc.
These anonymous public servants will serve for, let's say, six months, at which time a new set of 10 will be chosen by the public, and this will happen every six months...
Checks And Balances: There have to be check-and-balance mechanisms to prevent any one person, or faction, from ever being able to take over the group for eternity.
The mission: The mission of this highly dynamic and intelligent group will be to come up with very specific strategies to not only resist the onslaught of the parasitic sociopathic corporatist cartels, but to destroy them completely, total annihilation, in favor of real democracy, of real sustainable free-market principles, of education, and enlightenment in society.
This group will come up with anti-corruption and social justice activism strategies which will then be presented to the people for consideration. Then we'll move forward after consensus is reached.
I strongly suggest that a very powerful public education and anti-propaganda advertising and marketing campaign be part of the mission.
Finances: Here's where I think this could turn out to be very, very powerful... The sadistic sociopathic billionaires and their corporatist cartels derive their power from money. That's how they have been able to buy off the treasonous political establishment (of both corrupt parties in the U.S., and much of Europe).
No one person, group of persons, or factions in this model I'm proposing will ever be able to have sole control over the finances. Not one cent will go to pay for salaries of executives or staff, or office space, or phone bills, etc. One hundred percent of the funds will be used to help energize a laser-beam with the power of 10,000 suns which we will forthwith aim towards the direction of the criminal sociopathic corporatist/financial cartels who are engaged in looting the country's coffers and destroying democracy.
The public, thus assured, then pours money into the movement. At all times, the exact balance of the funds available will be public information. When the "amorphous" group of the "Ten Monks" or public servants decides on a project, it will then present it to the rest of the members for a public vote. There would have to be a mechanism to prevent right-wing trolls from dirtying the process.
And there you have it! The issue of easily-identifiable leaders being susceptible to being targeted either through bribery, violence, or intimidation, is removed, while at the same time you harness the power and wisdom of the crowd (the citizens) via the ten elected wisemen (and women), and this creates momentum, and then the concept spreads from country to country... When the corrupt governments on-the-take try to use their fascistic tools they've built--the total information-awareness police state--to continue dominating the population at the behest of their criminal sadistic sociopathic billionaires-funded corporatist/financial cartels, they will be unable to.
The thing would have run away from their control. And now it's pay-back, baby! This model, this concept, is meant to help build a global revolution, pronto.
With the ten wisemen (and women) changing every six months, all using assumed nom de guerres (aliases), who are they going to target for bribery or intimidation? It's a beautiful thing... Like murmurations (see video below).
Action: I want to take what I just explained here to the operation level; I want to get it going now. I set up a "Social Justice National Ad Campaign" with the purpose of kick-starting this idea; to make it real. The first thing I'd like to do is to recruit the first ten people to serve the first six month. Because I'm proposing this idea, I'm going to take the liberty to self-appoint myself as one of the first ten. But what I really would like to see happen is that we get this going, and after six months I step out of the way and watch this thing take off. There are practical reasons for this. Any one person who is able to get something like this going will be targeted; that's a certainty. So my intention is to hopefully light the match and then get out of the way. I'm not doing this to be the leader of anything...
Some energy driving us... Murmurations
The current state of affairs. Let's change it!