Due to recent events and threads I've participated in I feel a need to start a thread on how I see a real Revolution can be accomplished.
It's been a long week already and I'm fighting the urge to just copy and paste what I've already posted here and elsewhere, so please bear with me.
I started this journey because of a failure in the system, several failures of several areas.
My motivation stems from being a victim of the system.
“An activist is someone who cannot help but fight for something. That person is not usually motivated by a need for power or money or fame, but in
fact is driven slightly mad by some injustice, some cruelty, some unfairness, so much so that he or she is compelled by some internal moral engine to
act to make it better.”
My incident occurred around 20 years ago.
1st failure was when working for a non union construction company I had an accident that blew out my back. Workers comp was being denied due to, well,
the non union rat company was fighting it. I lost everything and went homeless.
Failure #2 is easily demonstrated by the actions of law enforcement and the criminal justice system in America. The details do not matter but I will
pay for the rest of my life for a crime I never committed.
17 years ago I embarked on a journey to clear my name. I bought my first computer and did all the research I could on the matter to the point of
joining police forums where I was actually accepted for quite a while. I soon learned that my case was nothing compared to cases I seen the Innocence
Project deal with. Over 300 innocent people have been exonerated for crimes they did not commit.
I was not alone.
Funny thing about this ordeal is I never asked for it yet every thing that has happened seems to be happening on purpose and I feel that here at ATS I
can actually express this without people getting all weird on me..
It is like everything has been a series of lessons leading up to something which is why I'm creating this thread.
During this journey I ended up in a continuing education program through my local carpenters union. It was the Associated General Contractors of
America's Supervisory Training Program (STP). In one of the units, "Problem Solving and Decision Making" we were taught Root Cause Analysis which
is what's lacking in addressing these issues we face today.
Police abuse, drug wars, fair wages, Monsanto, government corruption, all of it are just symptoms of a greater root cause which is big corporate money
buying our representatives and laws of the land.
All attempts at combating any of these symptoms will only strengthen the root cause which is why things have been and will get worse.
Burn a police car and get an armored vehicle with a robocop in it for a replacement. That simple.
I have to break down and quote myself. (I tried!)
If big money owns this country then it is not time to burn the city down. That's easy, it takes no intelligence or thought to set a fire, hold a sign
and complain. Want a real Revolution? Then become big money and rip their faces off with their own machine.
I posted this addressing a bunch of cannabis activists I know:
Eventually big money will gain control of cannabis. The innovators will innovate and the lazy will loose. Big money gets it. Somehow they understand
the more $ they make the more influence they gain so they make more $ and get more influence so whatever they want they get. "We" "The People"
don't get it, don't want to get it even when it's shoved in front of our faces. We are a bitter and stubborn bunch that would rather reduce
ourselves to what we think we know, Kardasians ass and whatever some talking head screams at us on the boob tube (Kardasians ass). The Government did
not fail. Big corporations are not and did not fail. YOU failed and continue to FAIL. 85% of you are "Ego-Activists" its all about you and getting
your name up in lights. 2% are scam artists and the rest.... Have yet to understand a simple concept such as root cause analysis. Oh My Science (God)
we are all gonna die. You will loose cannabis to big money because your signs, your calls your efforts cannot compete with the cold hard cash of
political contributions. GET REAL.
I know. I can get harsh and ridiculous but hey. Its a Revolution.
Back to my little journey...
Realizing the root cause is big money the only choice I had was to become big money, buy our own politicians and influence of own state laws through
Again, one thing lead to another and I realized that in addressing the root cause in this manner symptom by symptom would get addressed and destroyed
in what I like to call "Collateral Benefit".
Here's the meat and potatoes.
I have started a public benefit non profit corporation we intend to become what is known as a "hybrid nonprofit" (Google it). The hybrid nonprofit
is a nonprofit that owns for profit entities. Mozilla Foundation is the sole shareholder of Mozilla Corporation. (Google it)
I am getting ready to launch a commercial union general contractor company (doing interior commercial specialty work) that will be owned by our
nonprofit. When we get awarded a contract from a general contractor they will get a tax break. I have 30 years experience in this field and a
bachelors in construction management. When we launch we will not fail.
All the profits from the construction company gets donated back to the nonprofit which makes the construction company tax exempt. The non profit in
turn will start coffee shacks (best example) that hire homeless people at $20 an hour because we have extra cash from being.... Tax exempt. We start 5
more coffee shacks, have a press release about it all keeping paying everyone $20 an hour and our brand will not fail. Add free coffee Mondays all day
long at all locations and we'll take Starbucks employees and customers while destroying them. See collateral benefit.
Now we have profits coming from a union construction company, 5-10 coffee shacks and we keep starting and backing businesses. We troll Kickstarter for
the next big thing and back them, turn their idea into part of the hybrid and, well.... You see where I'm going.
At the state level we launch a PAC (political action committee) and research, introduce and flat out win special issue ballot measures designed to
bring accountability to the system and eliminate corporate money from politics.
A nonprofit's mission is to solve a problem. Save the trees, Free the weed, help these people, eliminate cancer. Not one activist non profit has
fulfilled it's mission and dissolved which is what their true mission really is. Solve the problem and dissolve.
Just like medical marijuana we will start this project in states next to us. We will become an example of a corporation that places the People and
Environment first and state by state this system will crumble.
It can be done in 5 years.
What say you?