An open space for global conversation
Our discussions here often came back to the idea that change happens person by person..at diningroom tables and in local forums where discussion includes and seeks all comers..beyond party and ideology.
So one morning about 2 months ago I decided I should start living that insteda of talking baout it and I have been doing only that ever since. Mostly by becoming involved in key legsilative issues or other issues which highlight the grip corporate america has on our electorate and on our lives.. Mostly via blogs at all Maine's major newspapers but also via networking with all kinds of advocacy groups and individuals and legislators all over Maine.
What's interesting is that principles and ideals we agreed on early on here resonate with people. They enliven and awkaen and re energize people. Blogs which had been rank opinion are now merging as crowd sourced analysis annd discernment. More and more we trying to discern..we trying to find some common ground in important principles and values that transcend party and ideology, are finding one another and influencing thinking
I also have to report that Miane. my beloved Maine, Maine of my ancestors back to the 1700's, is definitely 100% owned by big corppraions..they own our legislature, they write all our bills, they and their lobbyists have far more access day by day than "we the people" to our legislative committees.
I have begun publicly calling it the "bananaism" of Mane and referring to Maine as a "kleptocracy" and a "corporatocracy"
and it is
it really is.
So we each and evry one needed backour "dining room tables" .
Best to all