OUR MISSION is to empower you with free, state-of-the-art technology to enable you to conveniently, effectively and directly address every common problem which affects you. The public Issue Forum System will belong to you, the members. It enables those most directly affected by a common public issue to democratically devise their most popular solution and publicly demand that their leadership fully comply with the true will of their majority. This is democracy! And, though leaders won't like the people telling them what to do, it's completely compatable with existing political systems.
"They be few and we be many. They need us more than we need them."
~ Arundhati Roy before thousands of cheering Brazilians in Puerto Allegre, Brazil, January 27, 2003.
UNITED, WE'LL RULE!
Nothing will ever change for the benefit of average people until enough of us unite to focus our combined will against all that's wrong and for all that's right. The system at your fingertips offers you the power to unite, to express your will, to cast your votes with those who share your goals. It's completely free. So, join now! What could you possibly do that could be more important to you and your loved ones than to help unite our collective minds and will to make all our lives as safe, as meaningful and as satisfying as possible? If two heads are better than one, why couldn't millions of average folks make better decisions than small groups of career politicians who've lost sight of reality?
You know that individual letters to leadership have no impact. But together, we can send unprecedented public mandates, powerful declarations with the strength of our numbers, to our local, regional, national and global governmental and corporate leaders. When our mandate to "End Income Tax" or our decree to "Stop De-forestation" each have many millions of votes "For" to a few thousand votes "Against," no one will demand a recount! And, only the stupidest, most self-destructive leader (who must have our votes or patronage) will ignore such public outcries! Each vote adds strength to the will of the people expressed in each mandate. With a wide enough margin of a popular majority consensus "the people" can alter reality any way we choose.
Each democratic "Issue Forum" is a perpetual town hall meeting where we can build an awesome consensus, together, at our convenience. This is the core code for democracy. Without this system or one very much like it, actual democracy is quite impossible. It needs more promotion, design, features and conveniences. But right now, more than any of that, it needs you and everyone you know to get involved.
If you're like most of us, you need something to believe in. You can believe in your own wisdom and in the collective wisdom of humanity! Realize that even those among us who are without social conscience will opt for the same basic wants and needs we all share as human beings: security, universal healthcare, a healthy ecosystem, a robust economy, universal education, opportunity and freedom. And, the vast majority of ordinary people outnumber our elite, minority leadership by about a million to one. Imagine how you'll enjoy telling your grand children how you helped win "The Democracy (r)Evolution".... from your easy chair.
Join us in this, the only peaceful means to make "We, The People," the true masters of our own destiny. Together, we'll build a democratic forum for every issue. We'll devise the most creative and effective ways to ensure that our will be done. Real Democracy, responsible self-government, will materialize into reality as we accept the fact that, now for the first time in history, it's not only possible: IT'S TOTALLY INEVITABLE! But, it will take time. And, time is of the essence. If we wait too long, the elite minority may outlaw democracy, too. So, let's get started, right away, while it's still legal. People-empowerment IS truly The Internet's Ultimate Purpose!
Do you care? Or, are you apathetic? You can no longer claim to be powerless, because now... you have the tool.
Alan D. (Al) Smith, Founder & Proponent of Real Democracy since 1972