posted on Apr, 17 2005 @ 03:09 AM
People aren't very responsive to hearing about a storm when the clouds haven't even rolled in.
This sort of thing can't have the same impact as a headline, or a message on the net. People will pay more attention finding this out from close
friends and relatives, personal relationships and discussions. And I think if we have any real hope of getting the knowledge out there, and truly
getting the masses concerned the majority of it needs to be done that way. I see the net as dispersing the seeds of knowledge worldwide (except if
the gov't is blocking access), and the people as the soil / water / fertilizer that help it grow. You tell two friends, then they tell two friends
As far as being careful not to turn someone off the the subject with a harsh synopsis, when discussing this with someone, don't unload all the
information on them at once. Just discuss how things are right now (current state of production / discovery ) and merely ask questions about the
future. The objective is not to put an idea into people's heads, then we are no better than "them", but the goal is to get them to ask the right
questions. Then they can develop their own thoughts about it. After enough questioning the truth unravels itself.
This is a sort of an adaptation of Christians' "friendship evangelism", except rather than planting ideas in people's heads, you are opening
spaces and allowing them to fill it in through their own personal search.
[edit on 17-4-2005 by benign]