i am packing; getting ready for a move. i found these things dated “9/16.” but they’re written on an American National Bank notepad, so we’re talking late ’90s here. have *no* clue what prompted these thoughts or what prompted me to write them down for future reference.
“need to establish grass-roots, popular democracy.
need to ensure that capitalists see the benefits to a more popular democracy. profits would probably decrease to start, but would flourish soon after with:
- healthier workers
- more content workers
- equal workers
- workers with more money
- workers with equal opportunities for education
in order to START such a revolution, wide-spread education of such premises would need to be distributed/available on a LARGE, country-wide scale.
- incur wrath from strong opponents
- need capital to be able to afford time, materials, venues, power
how to get the money?
*are* there ANY rich socialists/popular democrats?
how to RAISE the money?
most people interested or most likely to benefits from this don’t have a lot of money OR power.
use the help of churches, unions, schools?
get grant from government (unlikely)?
get medium-sized business owners to participate?
GREED IS STRONG.”
have no clue what spurred that. seems like i’m right on board, though. i can pick up where i left off 10 years ago.