At minimum, even if it collapses in failure, it can be a worthwhile experience, an exercise in political interaction, empowerment, and leadership.
Let's try it. Let's do it NOW.
Here's my proposal: anyone interested in getting involved in building an inter-personal, close-knit democratic organization can contact me at OpEdNews on my profile page, or comment in response to this article.
Give me your name, email address, county, state, and zip code, and I'll organize everyone into groups by proximity, and put everyone in each group in contact. (If you feel that giving me that information is objectionable, suggest an alternative person or organization to handle the initial organizing.)
Once group representatives are chosen, the entire membership list can be turned over to whomever they authorize as custodians.
Why not just do it?
Democracy is about free, creative, contributing people -- not leaders, and not followers. For the experience of being a significant member of a democratic group, for the experience of being a coordinator and/or representative, maybe for the experience of building a movement, let's give it a try.
These times are desperate. We've got to get together, we've got to interconnect, we've got to organize -- NOW!