Monday, November 11, 2013
The Real Power
Right now, we are awash in the feeling that money is the strongest power.
Initiatives in both Maine and Washington were defeated by ad campaigns.
People at the grass roots level where community engagement happens, were able to do a wonderfully effective job in sharing and communicating actual knowledge about the issues.
Learning how to engage more and more of the community will create a foundation for working together in the direction that knowledgeable and aware people want to go.
This is the right direction to go and to continue going.
Instead of viewing the triumph of money and media as a setback, I am looking at it differently.
It looks to me as though the world is just getting a taste of its real power.
Money will never be able to take away the truth behind the issues, even though it can hide it for a while.
As we gain a more consistent preference for the truth and want it to be the influence in our lives, communities will be less and less susceptible to ad campaigns.
The truth just feels different.
© 2013 Kathryn Hardage