One of the greatest injustices of the way things used to be before social media is that in this large nation we had little way of banning together effectively if the main media didn’t promote it.
We learned what to be outraged at, what not to, and whose fault things were simply by listening to the news, or reading newspapers or magazines.
We did band together over this in our small towns occasionally, or if we felt strongly about it we’d connect to someone in a neighboring town and try to make a movement or stage a protest. Often finding enough people to stage a protest and be heard was difficult. Often it was the lack of effective communication that our efforts never gained momentum and fell on deaf ears.
Our greatest hope if we wanted change was to write our congressman, or possibly convince a media outlet to write a story on it.
Because we were so reliant on the business of media for our information, information could be readily controlled or purchased. Our outrage on events could easily be silenced by a few articles with hope of change, or by simply preventing our story from being published.
Proprietors of evil, or people who wanted to keep secrets that shouldn’t be kept, could easily hide behind money and power. It was easier to keep those secrets from seeing the light of day and to silence those that would find out.
In many ways, it is fortunate for us as Americans that we do have social media and the freedom of speech with it. Allowing us as people to talk to each other honestly. Sharing the truth as we know it with each other, and finding those of us who share those same life-truths much easier.
In our current hour… In our current nation.. It is essential that we take advantage of our new found voices and speak with each other to find ways to unite and find solutions to our nations problems. All of our nations problems.
For many years, there has been little way for us to stand as “We The People” to show our government and the world who we as Americans really are. Our time is now. Change is now.
But it’s up to you, to stand up and be heard.
We are The People. We are not a person, organization, belief or religion, but PEOPLE. There are many of us, from many walks of life with many different ideas, desires, and dreams. We can do nothing if we’re divided. So stop letting people divide us. Stop listening to people who want to divide us.
We can only make the change we need, if we work together. It starts with you. It starts with me. It ends with WE.