People need oft be reminded of progressive’s Smoke and Mirrors tactic:
- you are alone
- you are powerless
- you need be hungry
- you need be frightened
- you need be cold
- you need despair
lies all lies which are only effective when you effect them in yourself.
Only through applied ignorance and defeatism can any free peoples be dispossessed of the benefits of liberty of God given freedom.
While the tools promoted by FreedomWorks are as primitive and ineffectual as F*book and Twit*dom encouraging others to weave new proximate social fabric is a great first step.
In-move Glenn instructed viewers to wield their respective smart phones to participate in ‘live’ polling via ancient sms texting narrow mindedly excluding those who have outgrown such juvescence. Far more upsetting were the numbers of those who deemed being a TWIT was the most effective communication platform.
F*booking together assures your message is only visible to others already in agreement. While this watered down version of time tested internets technology is a barely acceptable mode to come together initially it accomplishes nothing to show others the good works of your group.
With XMPP Texting (plus OTR) one or more Jaber IDs one can be roster member of many groups for REAL TIME coordination of needed action, REAL TIME group discussion with moderation options, REAL TIME feedback of events, well developed PubSub, fine grained grant of subscription to availability aspects.
The most glaring deficiencies of sms texting:
- CONSTRAINED to ONE device
- NO presence : no indication of availability to receive- or respond to messages
- NO privacy : OTR provides wife approved, elder-capable simple encryption to effect privacy
MeetUP allows any kind of group to simply orchestrate a namesake
logic requires rejection of common core dictum
PRIVACY RAPE as PROFIT
Once… One whole brief aside by Glenn Beck in his We Will Not Conform presentation touched on Privacy Rape for Proft… essentially repeating his promise to not sell out client privacy, but more importantly hinting glancing understanding privacy sellout orders of magnitude more profitable than selling a product to people: selling people as the product
Privacy is a right. Privacy is NOT a commodity. Can privacy be sold? Yes, but so can children. Are children a commodity? Not properly any more than is privacy a commodity.
Common core is RIFE with privacy rape of children! for profit!
Would you stand when the jews in your neighborhood were rounded up on tructs by armed goons? The bar isn’t that high.. yet. Will you remain silent as children are corralled for no good purpose?
We have organized proximately to tutor children in our churches whose parents cannot afford private tutoring. We provide this at no cost to families; not all of us are theists. Those who may ask ‘what can I do?‘ will be asked how many minutes or hours a month can you donate to help one child or a few children?
Applying the former Boy Scouts of America child safety protocol: No non-family adult has any alone time with a child. In this model the internets are used to connect children with tutors. No person off the street can signup as a tutor. Those arrangements are made face to face in a social trust model. Parents are encouraged to participate. They are given tools and access to monitor on their phone or device at work or where ever. They can retroactively monitor all interactions which are logged. The double benefit is the child can rehash an instructional moment, additionally tutors can be peer examined or cross-train another tutor.
All tools employed are f/oss (Free Open Source Software): interweb coursewear, internets SIP and XMPP for texting, group discussion, moderated lecture, calling, audio conferencing, video streaming, video archive, video conferencing. A child can easily scan worksheet and source reference uploading- or emailing to ecosystem. Some tutors are available live where others are time delayed interactions.
Tutors complete a self identifying survey to pick the best of strengths and capabilities. This model has been adapted from tech.LDS.org . Mormons not only seem well organized they actively self improve organizational efficiency. While the Catholic church was first to the interweb they are mind numbingly slow to adapt the best of technologies. Our social fabric includes the early interweb church pioneers. We have pulled some of our own respective parishes onto the interweb ahead of diocese growing internets policies.
important: we have more in common than we have in difference. Pope John Paul II derided for seeking to bring faith communities together. Such is not an attempt to undermine the church, but to bring together all members of the Body of Christ. Honest atheists admit the net benefit of Christianity as the Western World. Some more interesting conversions can be had between atheists and theists each capable of articulate precision and civility. Other judges, surgeons, virologists, priests, investment bankers, mathematicians, CEOs, CIOs … finely crafted reason and judgement rapidly apprehend value but one need not be such to reach common ground.
The common core system which is the opposite of the best the market has to offer has been field tested by the microsoft people through their prior- and ongoing
One Laptop One Child
Our ecosystem will lend the technology for the semester/school year and internets access.
Our agenda is: The True, The Good, The Beatiful: helping each child grow in knowledge and judgement. We teach above the requirements, we set the bar high but achievable for each child respecting the parent as the primary educator.
Our model can be easily replicated where there is a will and generous hearts. We have invented no wheel. We use the tools available to meet the needs of those around us.
You need not expend the same level of effort, time, or money. YOU CAN TEACH A CHILD YOURSELF. YOU have life experience, you have the willpower, you are here reading which means you have the livelihood to pay bills like internets access. You have some modicum of self discipline. You value truth.
You could even use inferior proprietary tools like horrible skype or outdated sms texting.
Optionally formalize your group with a 501(c)3 registration. Then the infrastructure providers can offer steep or entire discounts. Few are those unwilling to give to efforts which clearly benefit children.
In the time it took to write this post you could have written an email to someone you know with the familiarity to organize a simple version of this, including copies to your pastor or priest, and some friends who have friends with children in public school or other deficient education institutions.
Does your prospective child’s home have a TV? Great, for about $60 a Raspberry Pi (with all cables and whatnot) can allow the child access to the internet via TV. Or $35 if the home has all the other cables and whatnot. On amazon a used dell core2duo box can be had for less than $150. Internets can be provisions as plain old dial-up for less than $3/mo. Are multiple children within a few kilometers of the church or base of volunteerism? Ubiquity gear can share internets long range, or with special license in the 3Ghz band. You need not buy equipment; an announcement in your church will quickly reveal all the gear you could need for keeps or on loan. There is likely to be one lawyer in your church capable of completing a 501(c)3 application, and others willing to split the filing fees.
“Ugh I need step by step directions.”
- pray for guidance. if atheist find a friend who has a [life] mentor or trusted giver of advice
- first try setting an appointment to speak with your parish technology manager
- if not 1 then find a mormon, and ask for guidance from a tech.lds.com adviser (I am Roman Catholic — look to what we have in common)
- else search the interweb: free tech support forum , ask there, be civil, patient, and meek
- leave a comment question here
“I am incredibly made” a reminder to improve humility, a requisite before God the father.