Here I am nagging again!
Washington isn’t going to save you and as excited as we are to hear what President Trump has in mind when he speaks at CPAC later today, you know your energy must be focused on your local community and to some degree at your state level.
There is not much hope in some Blue states, but it was Republican state legislatures that are really to blame for the great 2020 Election Steal as they sat by and let Democrat governors set the rules and run their elections.
The Left has been for decades and decades working to control governments at the local level, and you must now work there to try to catch up and push them back. I know in some cities that is just about hopeless, so your choice there is to leave or stay and at least be a thorn in the side of your Democrat Socialist local leadership.
You can read Parts 1 and 2 of my series on Community Organizing 101 here:
In Part 1, I talked about getting your facts on whatever issues you plan to tackle. I used refugee resettlement as an example, and in Part 2 the focus was on finding others to help and support your efforts.
In this one, Part 3, I’m nagging as I have been for over a decade and begging you to set up your own local or state website or blog. Your local paper is probably a leftwing rag even if you live in a red county!
You need to become the alternate news source!
Yes, it is great to network on Facebook, but you can’t count on how long that will last. And, you really can’t offer detailed information there or maintain an archive for new people as time goes on.
Make your conservative website a general one about your city or county, or choose a specific issue that is plaguing your area.
It is no use if you have gathered factual information and then have no way to get it out beyond your little group!
The easiest place I found initially to set up a blog was at WordPress.com, but as you know they deplatformed RRW in 2019 without notice.
I did have to find a professional to help me find a new host and to recover RRW and set up ‘Frauds and Crooks.’
If I can do it, so can you.
If you simply think this is way beyond your abilities (I assure you it isn’t), then at least try to get letters and opinion pieces posted in your local paper. Keep it toned down with the idea of getting nuggets of factual information out to the public without getting yourself banned.
If you are trying to educate the community on the refugee program (your fear that your area will be flooded by Biden/Harris migrants), a good message is to simply raise the concern about your own local poor and suffering people—the jobless, the homeless, veterans and so forth. America hasn’t run out of poor people yet.
Another option for garnering local media attention is to attend (assuming the meetings are open in the age of COVID) local city or county commissioner meetings and be available to the press there.
If they have a public comment period, using the refugee issue as an example, ask your elected body if they plan to encourage more refugee resettlement in their jurisdiction and remind them that you have suffering Americans to care for first.
Don’t let them Alinsky you!
Assuming you have gathered a small group of likeminded patriots as I suggested in Part 2, take turns attending meetings, or take turns speaking. If only one of you becomes identified as the ring leader, the Left will pull an Alinsky on you.
They will try to take that one person down with personal attacks etc. as a way of bringing you all down.
Of course it is commonsense, but be very courteous to the print and/or TV reporter whose beat is local government, after all, your goal is to get your information out through the media filter and it will do you no good to antagonize the reporter when you are just getting started.
Ask yourself every day: What work have I done today to save us all from the Socialists’ war on my community and to help Make America Great Again?
And it is linked in my right hand sidebar (photo of Obama the community organizer, you can’t let him win!).