Its more than pissing and moaning on social media

Today I thought I’d waste some time and put up the mailing addresses I’ve accumulated over the years. Being a grassroots activist my whole life I’ve picked up a thing or two. An example of this is how the offices of Congressional Districts calculate voter feedback. An email might represent the thoughts of 5 other people. A phone call 25. A letter 100. A lot of people have strange ideas on what ‘activism’ is. Some people seem to think they are making a difference by listening to talk radio. Yeah? Or by being informed by watching the news channel or reading the local paper. I suppose it beats being dumber than a doorknob. Or by pissing and moaning for hours on Twitter or Facebook. Those are time wasters, not productive pursuits. Another waste of time (usually) is amateur blogging.

What’s really amazing is the number of people who have never written a letter to the editor. Never gone through a parking lot putting fliers under windshield wipers. Never had a cable access TV show. Never gone door to door for a candidate or cause. Never stood outside an event handing out fliers to people coming in. Never called their senator’s or representative’s office. Never written a letter to a TV or radio station. Never marched in a parade. Never made phone calls for a candidate. Never given money to a candidate. Never called up a radio show. Never been a blogger for 13 years. And perhaps most amazing, is that the people who have never done any of these things, is going to tell the guy who has done all of these things what politics is all about.

So even though its a complete waste of time to make all these addresses available, its what activists do. We can’t help it. Activists in 2008 in one of the rare grassroots efforts for conservatives, formed the Tea Party. The first thing establishment types like that scumbag ISU Political Science Professor Steffen Schmidt did was to derisively call them “Tea Baggers“. The establishment  worked overtime to marginalize these people. The laugh was on them. 8 years later these heroes formed the core that made Donald Trump president! So F-You Schmidt! In your face you establishment pukes. We took the apple cart and turned it upside down. Then we stuck the pieces up your ass.

Jim Roach

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