[FoRK] Politico Quandry

Zee Roe <zero at rawbw.com> on Wed Oct 31 08:48:52 PDT 2007

On Tue, 30 Oct 2007, Jeff Bone wrote:

> Hmm, I don't think there's any clear path for getting the average joe
> from complacency to action on any of those issues.  It's sad that
> most of them don't even recognize the issues;  even my very-bright
> wife is almost completely disenfranchised / disillusioned when it
> comes to politics;  it's challenging just  convincing her to go vote
> (for whatever candidate, just do it) in the presidential election,
> much less get involved any more actively.  (Cf. "fatalism.") :-(

On a somewhat related note, I think what falls out from Stephen Colbert's
candidacy could be interesting.  Bizarre cross of grassroots activism (cf.
Facebook/Million for Colbert) and 4th estate hijinx.

I think if he decided to "mean it" he could cause some serious trouble in
SC, at least.

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