Downsize DC is a Washington watch group that allows you to easily email your "reps" concerning specific issues. They will send you notices via email concerning new issues you may wish to take part in. A good operation I would recommend joining them.
Today I got an email notice from Downsize DC they are looking to expand their web site and effectiveness. Donations a fund drive. Unlike main stream media and the like whom have access to unlimited government and corporate purses the grassroots organizations do not. Those purses come with strings the size of The Queen Mary mooring chains. Virtually all grassroots efforts can not use these as it contradicts their mission. Will demand they drop and forfeit their mission! So it is up to the people and freedom loving organizations to help fund their efforts.
Downsize DC explains in their fund drive email the concept of "The Rubber Band Syndrome". Here is the bulk of their newsletter:
"The Rubber Band Syndrome vs. The Mental Depth Charge"
(This essay is provided as an educational service by the Downsize DC Foundation)
Quote of the Day: "Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Surely you've had this experience . . .
* You marshal your evidence
* You deploy powerful arguments
* And you thereby convince a friend to drop his or her support of some government policy.
But then, you don't see your friend for a while . . .
* He or she is left for weeks or months, swimming in the river of Statist propaganda that streams from every media outlet
* So that when you meet again you find that his or her mind has snapped back to where it was before
It's as if the two of you had never talked. He or she has completely forgotten . . .
* The evidence you marshaled
* The arguments you used
* The fact that he or she ended up agreeing with the case you made
Jim Babka calls this the "The Rubber Band Syndrome."
* Visualize yourself stretching a cartoon brain to a larger size
* Visualize the brain snapping back to it's former shape as soon as you walk away
This Rubber Band Syndrome makes a mockery of our persuasion efforts. It causes us to waste time, energy, and money. But here at Downsize DC we consider it part of our mission to prevent wasted effort, to make difficult things easy, and to constantly accomplish more with less. That's why . . .
We want to find a cure for The Rubber Band Syndrome.
Is there a cure? We think there is. In fact, we think there may be two cures . . .
It seems clear to us that we have to equal the river of Statist propaganda that streams from every media outlet every day. One way to do that is something we talk about constantly . . .
For those who are new to this list, Operation Everywhere is our plan to reach a size that will enable us to make our ideas seen and heard by everyone, everywhere, every day. In other words . . .
We can solve the problem of minds that snap back to their previous dimensions as soon as our arguments are no longer being heard, by creating conditions under which our arguments are ALWAYS HEARD. This is clearly a full-proof solution to the problem, BUT . . .
It's not an easy solution. Operation Everywhere will be hard to execute. It will take time to get there. So, this particular cure doesn't meet one of our most important criteria . . . making difficult things easy. Which brings us to . . .
This Oliver Wendell Holmes quote is very famous: "Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." But the experience we've all had with The Rubber Band Syndrome tells us that it's actually very difficult to stretch a mind in such a way that it REMAINS EXPANDED. So what we need for Cure #2 is obvious . . .
* We need ideas that are so large and powerful that they do not allow the mind to shrink back to its former dimensions.
* We need ideas that EXPLODE the dimensions of the human mind to vast new boundaries.
* I call this kind of idea . . .
The Mental Depth Charge
You've probably had this experience too . . .
* You say something powerful to someone, but it seems to have no immediate effect
* Days, or months, or sometimes years pass, until . . .
* Eventually the person you said the powerful thing to comes to you and says . . . "I've only just now understood what you said way back when, and . . .
Understanding it changes everything."
You see, your idea needed time to sink-in, just like a "depth charge."
But for this to happen the idea has to be something that will actually stay in your friend's mind for the time required, and not be popped out by The Rubber Band Syndrome.
We've all had these experiences. We've all laid mental depth charges in the minds of others, and had them placed in our minds too. Often these explosive ideas come about by accident, in the flow of conversation, but the trick we want to master is to create Mental Depth Charges by design!
This means we need a laboratory to conduct experiments, and a factory for production.
I have good news! If financing permits, we're days away from unveiling our new factory/laboratory for creating Mental Depth Charges. This is the first of the 43 new tools we've promised to create, each of which is aimed at helping us to add at least 1 new net recruit per day to the Downsize DC Army. As you can see . . .
Our aims are modest. We believe this new tool can accomplish even more, but we don't want to over-sell it. After all, it's an experiment -- a laboratory. Fortunately, it's also something that can be funded with TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donations, because the new tool we're about to unveil is also . . .
A new home for our non-profit educational organization, The Downsize DC Foundation!
To be clear, most days, the Downsizer-Dispatch comes from DownsizeDC.org, Inc. But this new project is part of the educational mission for the Downsize DC Foundation.
We've put our staff and vendors to work so that we can deliver this exiting new tool, quickly. Thus, part of the team needed to complete this project is is already hard at work. Now, we need to activate the rest of the team -- and that's YOU.
Organizational forward progress and timely delivery of this new tool requires about $6,400 in new income. Look . . .
That amounts to just twenty one cents per member of the Downsize DC Army. Or, just one person could pay it off in one big bite by contributing $6,400. More likely, we will need something like the following . . .
* 2 people to give $1,000 = $2,000
* 4 to give $500 each = $2,000, bringing us to $4,000 total
* 4 to give $250 each = $1,000, bringing us $5,000
* 10 to give $100 each = $1,000, bringing us to $6,000
* And a few dozen 10s, 20s, and 50s to round us out at $6,400
Thanks to monthly pledgers, we're able to get started. But to keep growing, we really need 21 new pledgers. Please consider making or increasing a monthly pledge.
Can you be one of the people who make this happen?
If so, we will publicly say "Thank you," by publishing your name in an upcoming Downsizer-Dispatch, as well as on the new website. Of course, if you wish to remain private, you can indicate so on the secure contribution form.
Thanks in advance for your confidence and support.
The Downsize DC Foundation
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One of the biggest obstacles we face trying to regain what belongs to us, that is our Republic America, is overcoming the damage that state controlled education and corporate controlled media has done to their own people. Indeed MatrixUSA is targeting that specifically as way too many are not aware of what our country, federal government, has become. There are many people, groups and organizations out there dedicated to resolving this same problem. A lot of good work is being done all across America and all across the world actually.
If for one reason or another you do not have the time to invest yourself personally to help save our country from sure destruction then an alternative for you might be to help finance those that do have the time but lack the financial resources. Gary Franchi of Aaron Russo's Restore The Republic has a Sponsor-A-Patriot program going on. What they are doing is getting issues of The Republic magazine out into the public. The magazine is an excellent "Red Pill". Time to Take the Offensive! Here is Gary:
If you are thinking the problem is way too big and you are way to small to have any real effect might I give you something to think about? Consider the single drop of rain falling from the sky and hitting the ground. Yes, it is small, the ground is large, it has very little effect. Here is the thing. You never see a rain storm in which only one rain drop falls. They come in numbers. Sometimes if the numbers are strong enough the result as you all know is powerful tearing the ground away to make passage for them all. Breaking dams, washing away houses, pun intended. Yes, you are but one rain drop. It might be the one that is needed.
Do something..anything! As the good doctor said: "Never let it be said we did nothing.".
Here in America we have been involved in one form of conflict or another virtually non stop for pretty much our generational lives. These are not military actions protecting us from invading forces. These are corporate, imperialistic contrived wars simply promoting political agendas and serving to deliver profits.
Enemies are manufactured with lies and false flag actions. We all go kill innocent men, women and children responding to the "lie". MSM calls you heroes who can not get help with problems received from this "defensive" effort.
We have military bases all over the planet no one.. NO ONE.. is any real threat to us why is this!?!?!
I'll tell you why.. because it is highly profitable politically and corporately. Period. End of conversation. That is all the wars and killing is about. Now anyone of sound mind and with a heart that feels has to wonder why is the blood of innocent men, women and children on my hands so A**holes (capital A) in DC can expand their power? Why is the blood on innocent men, women and children on my hands so war machine corporations can survive and profit?
Why if they need to kill innocent people to survive are they not terminated themselves? Is this not an evolutionary cul-de-sac? An oxymoron kill to grow and flourish? Blood for money? Just plain insanity?
There is blood on the wire. Innocent blood. Stop it! Stop it now! Kill the beast before it kills more innocent people.
Here we are it is almost 10 years after the 9/11 World Trade Center event and the surviving first responders are coping with major health issues the government is not there for them. Wow.. just like the war vets that go and kill innocent people for corporate imperial profits and when they come back mangled and damaged the government denies them assistance. Medical, financial nor even social. Research "Agent Orange" and "Gulf War Syndrome". You are on your own no money nor time for you! Yet however there is unlimited money and time for the war machinery that causes this tragedy.
Hmmm.. this sure sounds familiar like I have seen this same thing many times before. No money for schools and hospitals yet military budgets are unlimited they lose money by the billions no problem! If it is good for the corporations they got it. If it is needed by the people not a prayer!
They do this all the time and sadly, we put up with it!
Understand 9/11 was an inside job. The facts are glaring and indisputable the buildings came down at free fall speed through the path of most resistance. Building 7 wasn't even hit by a plane yet it collapsed also at free fall speed through the path of most resistance into its own footprint. Yes.. that would be exactly controlled demolition. So the first responders were sent in.. they pushed a button the buildings blew up with the first responders, and others, still inside. Those lucky(??) enough to escape being blown up with the building and involved in the aftermath cleanup are now suffering serious medical conditions the government told them it was safe!
Insult to injury..
9/11 2001 has not been forgotten by the people and those whom lost family and friends in that "false flag" attack upon us to pump up some more the out of control military industrial complex war machinery. Events and charity drives are under way to help those the government has abandoned and forgotten.
Our Lives After 9/11″ Info-Bomb:
We Are Change 9/11 Fundraiser:
Now more than ever are large marches on DC important. We have to let these "reps" know they are "reps". More important they have been manipulating us with fear for years its time to turn that around and put the fear into them. The combination of state controlled schools and corporate controlled media has mangled us from childhood to the point we are almost ready to beg them to enslave us and burn our Constitution. For our protection? Have we gone insane? They are not the protection, they are the threat! Some crash courses in liberty and freedom principles is right on time. Alan Keyes is just one of many good people out there. Time to start listening to some good people.
From an email announcement:
Breaking News: This is the largest conservative training event in history hosted by Alan Keyes' Declaration Alliance, American Majority, The 912 Project & over 40 other grassroots groups. The Liberty XPO Symposium provides the classes and tools Americans need to SAVE OUR COUNTRY!
From the March On DC website:
Unite in Action invites you to come join us as “We the People” gather from sea to shining sea and converge on our nation’s capital for 4 full days patriotic events and presentations culminating with a march and rally at the National Mall.
The 2010 March on DC is not just a rally... it is 4 whole days of spectacular freedom promoting events that will educate, inform and inspire all who attend. The March on DC and associated events are truly grassroots—our leadership consists of members from some of the country’s largest independent conservative-minded organizations. All those involved in the planning of this event are non-partisan volunteers who share the common goal of unifying constitutional patriots to preserve liberty and the Constitutional principles upon which this nation was founded. This is an event of the people, by the people and for the people—it is We the People United in Action!
Conservatives from across the country descend on the Nation’s Capital for four full days of liberty and learning.
Network with the largest collection of conservative grassroots patriots in one location
Join top conservative leaders like Ginni Thomas of Liberty Central, best selling author Larry Schweikart, Ned Ryun of American Majority, Kimberly Fletcher of Homemakers for America, Lori Parker from As A Mom, Yvonne Donnelly of the 912 Project, and many more for the largest ever conservative grassroots training session.
Meet and greet with best selling authors, your favorite patriot performers—and even some celebrities—all coming together to promote liberty and Unite In Action
It’s the Patriot Event of the Year You Won’t Want to Miss!
They are trying to raise money for this event in the hopes of providing the training for free. Visit March On DC for more information or to donate.
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