Tuesday, July 20, 2010
You know, maybe we are going after this all wrong.
Been doing some odd reading of late. I have given up on serious shit for a bit, I think that things are serious enough in real life to forego throwing my energy at tilting at windmills. Instead, I think that I will try to figure out how to actually start changing things at a micro level.
A long time ago, I read a book by (Warning, if you click the link about the book, it will take you to Amazon, if you buy the book from them, I will get some coin...No surprises) Robert Heinlein, "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress". Great book, I would even go so far as to argue that it is his best.
The book talks about the formation of the "free luna" movement as well as the technical details for fomenting such a movement.
I am especially intrigued by the idea of five-person cells. So here is my idea, why don't we start putting together the cells that are described in the book. We aren't going to do this to overthrow the government, what we are going to do is to create a culture where we can live free regardless of what set of jackasses is shouting at each other on the different ends of the mall.
Pick four other people and get them interested in prepping and living free. Among the group, create and divvy up duties and inputs. Then when you get things working among that group, each of the five of you will go out and recruit four different folks. It is critical that there is no overlap. If a person is in one cell, he has to create a new cell with four brand new people with no association with other cells.
OK, now here is the hard part. Stop there. You have to let things go at that point. You tell everyone that they can do the same recruiting cycle, but they have to stop at the 4x4 group (one primary group and one secondary group) and just work with those. I think that is more than enough.
But here is the kicker. Now you get to create a separate cell out here in the digital world. Folks that you don't physically know, but that you have had long conversations with. Discuss what you do that works and makes sense. Commiserate about the idiosyncracies of you little groups. Bitch your limit and stay in touch.
If we are going to start the process of ignoring the idiots and carving out a life without their input and direction, we will have to create a means of helping each other.
Any revisions, ideas, clarifications, and shout-downs are happily accepted
at 6:00:00 AM