Direct action: What you can do.
With the ‘Coronavirus Act’ review and the ‘Consultation document on changes to Human medicine’ deadlines looming fast the bee in my bonnet has not been letting me rest. After attending the Trafalgar Square rally and being depressed by the numbers of conspiracy theories (sorry, but not all of us believe its Bill Gates, 5G, the NWO) being widely purported we decided to take a gentler approach. We produced a brief information flyer, a simple sign explaining who we are, and some open questions printed onto A4 sheets. Then we took a fold up table and 4 chairs and set up in Guildford High Street last Saturday. The idea was to invite people to start a conversation with us. We also had hi viz vests on with a ‘Stop the Coronavirus Act’ message on the backs. In 2.5 hours, we had 14 conversations. We were not accosted by any lockdown zealots, and we only had a brief run in with the ‘Town Rangers’ who asked us if we had public liability insurance for the table. We didn’t, it didn’t matter. We set up an email account for anyone who wanted to get in touch. If you would like to get more info about what we did, and get some ideas about how you can do your own, please contact us here: email@example.com. It seems to me if we could set up enough of these little spaces to chat, we might start to stem the fear and activate the British people.. or am I more deluded than I realise? At least the buzzing’s not so loud.
Please, I really don't want a raft of angry hate comments because I don't believe what you do. The important thing is that we all want our freedom restored, and we should be united in that.
Thank you for the reply and the questions to download very good approach at ground level well done.
Thank you great work indeed repeal the Corona Virus act @Libertyhq have a petition reached close to 30k signatures.
Commonsense, thanks so much for uploading, I am really impressed with what you're doing. I am going to put some feelers out to see if anyone here might be interested in attempting something similar. Please keep us posted on any updates. Thanks a lot
@musicman there is no manifesto, website, campaign or even a single clear message. Me and my husband went and stood in Guildford High Street for a bit, having a chat with some of the locals. There seems to be a positive response to this sort of approach on here though, and as @Wren requested I have attached our very rudimentary info and questions so you guys can take a look.
We used open questions (questions that cant be answered just with yes or no) and tried to think of things that everybody could relate to. There are many more questions that could be asked. The idea is to listen. When you are given an opportunity to respond, turn something they've said back into a question for them. If you are a good listener, you will make them really think about what they are saying, and hopefully they will start making the 'right' points themselves. Thats the theory anyway.
Ok what is the single clear message and where is Direct Action manifesto information please ?
Good work there. While it may take time, an approachable and evidence-based dissent is, I hope, the most effective way to proceed. If we could get a small party together in every town, more people should be swayed and those who are erring towards dissent should become more confident in their beliefs.
@commononsense Great work.
I agree, best to focus on a single clear message rather than mix various, sometimes controversial, ideas.
From Monday, if you ever happen to have more than 6 people around your table then being a bit Jehovahs witnessy might be a good thing - it wouldn't be a 'social gathering' anymore but a religious one thus perfectly legal 🤣