We can win if we focus on winning hearts and minds.Submitted by cthan on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 20:47
If we had a large enough amount of people in America and the world united behind our shared principles, and demanded strict adherence to said principles over politics or parties,then the politicians would truly have to represent us or find themselves out of a job and irrelevant.The word "we" is being used to refer to the people here who support the principles of truth,liberty,peace,the golden rule,the non-aggression principle,sound money,ending the drug war and a non-interventionist foreign policy.
We can make progress every single day if we focus on winning hearts and minds. Here is a suggestion on how to do it:
We get one or two great short ads/videos that promote our shared values.Just picture a short video explaining why we should bring our troops home, have sound money, cut taxes and spending, balance the budget, end the drug war and give power to the individual while promoting truth,liberty, peace,the golden rule, non-aggression and voluntary humanitarian help to our fellow man.This may start as simply a contest of who can make the best short video/s that can win people over to our shared principles.
Then we have a money bomb only to DIRECTLY purchase airtime for said ad/video. We vote with our dollars on which video is best.Then we have a "time bomb"(lol) where we all donate our time and focus our efforts spreading the video on facebook, twitter, youtube etc. Keeping it front page on the DP would surely help. Imagine if for a period of time, let's say a month, the front page of Daily Paul was dedicated to an effort to spread a video that promoted all the principles we share. The video could also include a link or mention of DP and/or a dedicated website sending new people there to join in the effort.Then we fine tune our efforts to make sure we are winning people over. And as long as we see it is working, we NEVER stop.
While commercials for politicians become obsolete,the principles of truth,freedom,peace,non-aggression and goodwill will NOT become obsolete.I do not think a reasonable person would argue against the statement that the more people we have united behind these principles,the better.Therefore,does this idea not make sense?
With the "time bomb" method, we could make our message go viral on the internet, nationwide and worldwide, without asking people for money. With the right videos and a united effort by us, I am convinced this would work. In my opinion, this is how we win.
Anyone got a better idea? I'm all ears.