Guest blogged by Winter Patriot
Here's an invitation [and a challenge!] to all '6 or 7' BradBlog readers:
Some of my friends and I have been quietly working on a very quiet little be-the-media campaign.
We're ready to go. And you can help.
Winter Patriot has launched a brilliant new DIY activist effort: The Whispering Campaign. It's very simple. WP has set up a website with a selection of short, succinct, printer-friendly articles detailing some nugget of unexplored or underplayed truth about our times; all you have to do is print them out --- and leave them in some public place for passers-by to find and read. As WP puts it: "Ideal locations include book stores, copy shops, libraries, train stations, buses, taxis, laundromats, grocery stores, hair salons, barber shops, rest rooms, gas stations, coffee shops, truck stops... use your imagination!"
It's real grass-roots stuff --- in fact, it reaches all the way down to the individual blade, a personal form of activism either to supplement collective action or to let each person carve a particular path. It's also a good way of reaching people outside the seething blogosphere or the media/political world in general --- the vast majority of the population, in other words.
So scoot on over to the Whispering Campaign and check it out. Start moving that mountain one grain at a time.
Chris gives me too much credit, but otherwise he's spot-on, I think. It's a great idea, isn't it? It's an old one, tried and tested.
What's new is the implementation. But I can't even take credit for that. The Whispering Campaign stands on the earlobes of giants.
Here's how you can stand there with us:
Join The Whispering Campaign! Print the articles, make copies, and spread them around ...
Send quiet messages to all your friends, post silent messages on all your favorite blogs, do any quiet thing you can think of to help publicize The Whispering Campaign and help good information move along its rightful path.
It's not enough just to boycott the major media. We have to take over their job! We owe it to our fellow citizens to share good information with them. And this is an easy way for you to help make it happen.
Are you ready, you 6 or 7 feisty souls? Good! Now Let's Start Whispering!!