The only topic on CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, and ABC is what Trump is saying about Hillary and what Hillary is saying about Trump. Who the hell cares? We face the exigent issue of global warming, and only some of us are trying to deal with it. In addition, we’re working within an 18th Century form of government with some very good features but with lots of weight and drag on progress. There are other democratic systems, and people might want to get involved with Gar Alperovitz’s Next System Project, which is in a stage I would call idea gathering sort of like a think tank. Alperovitz’s books are excellent—America Beyond Capitalism and What Then Must We Do?—both of which, in short, call for people to start democratic institutions in their own cities and communities: worker-owned businesses, co-operatives of all kinds, land trusts, etc.
We are running out of time, and we must be nimble if we’re going to survive. Town meetings are a good place to start. Here in Wisconsin, we’re fighting the Enbridge tar-sands pipeline running through the state. It is already pumping more of this filthy sludge through it (nearly 1,200,000 bpd) than was ever intended for the Keystone XL. We have done some good with county boards and trying to raise awareness among landowners. It’s slow, hard work, and it has taken it’s toll on me.
I’m an older guy—nearing 70—and I’m not on social media, but it sounds like a great platform. I hope you can keep up the good work.