Paddy Chayefsky, in one of the most profound dramatic soliloquies ever, wrote that television was "the most awesome God-damned force in the whole godless world". And from the time he wrote those words until just very recently TV was indeed the 800 pound gorilla of the communications media. The movie was called "Network". But now there is a network in place and fully realized that dwarfs the power of anything that came before, the power to turn the world literally upside down at our literal fingertips, if only we will use them.
What most people do not realize is that as of this moment the MOST visited web site on the planet is Facebook, bigger even than Google. That is where the people are, that is where the people are going (independent of anything we do), and THAT is why we MUST mobilize there politically.
SO if you are ALREADY on Facebook, we have an URGENT call to action for you. Please go to the new Stickers tab application on the new Independent Voters profile page:
[Facebook] Stickers tab application: http://www.facebook.com/Independent.Voters?v=app_106690312695773
Then click on "Share This Page" in the menu there and USE the friend selector on that page to sent an invitation to all of your friends on Facebook to get one of the "Corporations Are NOT The People" bumper stickers, with no donation required.
This is CRITICAL, for this is how we draw more and more people to check out the new Independent Voters page. We need everybody on board for this. And when you go there, be sure to become a fan yourself of the page.
And of course, if you don't have your own "Corporations Are NOT The People" bumper sticker, you can get one for yourself from this same page.
Yes, yes, we know there are some of you who are determined NEVER to do Facebook, and that's OK. Just please stay tuned. We are working on other paths where you can connect with this initiative. We are still giving away these same bumper stickers at the regular web page, and will continue to do so.
Alternate Bumper Sticker Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/bumper_stickers.php
But we have long said that we could change the world with Facebook alone. And now that they have 300 million participants of their own that time is NOW!! In short, Facebook will change the world. Facebook has ALREADY changed the world. And we better darn well exploit it ourselves to its maximum potential if we want to be the ones directing that change.
The most exciting thing we are doing is creating our own incredibly powerful mobilizing tools for the Facebook interface which are head and shoulders above what anybody else is doing there, of which the Stickers application, with all its multi-level sharing features, is just one example.
Please check out this page for an overview of some of the other astonishing enhancements we are rolling out, which make THIS Facebook page ALREADY the most powerful page of its kind even on Facebook.
[Facebook] Independent Voters home page: http://www.facebook.com/Independent.Voters?v=app_109302975758164
NOBODY else has these powerful extra resources on Facebook, unless we SHARE them with them, which we of course we ARE, and that is the whole point. We are creating universal mobilizing tools which can be installed globally on any Facebook profile page.
We WANT other Facebook pages to share in the power of what we are creating there. Our Voices application tab lets you create your own policy action pages on any issue of your own you care about, to rally all your friends to speak out with you. Our new Hub application will quickly expand into a vast inter-linking resource for all independent political sites.