Be interesting to hear any comments on this copy & pasted newsletter below- Ii is not clear to me quite what the current Lib Dems think of all this and I don't really know if we are now actually well beyond this entire current defunct political system of governance? Frankly its been defunct for decades imo. But I do recognise that we may well benefit from some form of transitional 'govt' to enable us to move on into a completely new system and way of being and living (Common / Constitutional Law based). Rosie Dear friends Freedom!” we chanted through the streets of London in our hundreds of thousands but, the next day, the reality sank in. Euphoria was replaced by the harsh realisation that nothing had changed. The media was still pretending that the event never occurred, and we wonder whether it would have made a difference to anything at all.
In normal times, protests are considered as leverage and pressure on the government, an expression of public discontent with policy. These, however, are not normal times and we need a credible plan to change the situation.
In fact, it is not protesters as such that usually influence policy, but rather broadcast media. The memorable examples of this are the miners strikes, the Stop the War coalition and, more recently, the People’s Vote. Had the media not covered these, it’s very likely that the outcomes could have been very different. They are also a key ingredient in what influences ministers and Parliament, as the electorate are made more aware of the facts.
Today, none of this applies; broadcast media has been completely absent from one side of the debate. Protests have not only been ignored but reported to be “a small number of right-wing , anti-vax, selfish people who are jeopardising public health”.
While protesting is important for bringing us together, creating positive energy and for our own mental health, it is critical to understand that it and sharing content among ourselves will not put any pressure on politicians, and it is doing little to influence the wider public.
Social media is not designed as an unfettered publishing tool. It is designed to be a feedback loop, providing you with the things that interest you and showing items that reflect your interests and values. The algorithms are deliberately set up to maintain that bubble, so that you can enjoy your experience “in group.” Moreover, social media censorship and propaganda is at an all-time high. It is naive to believe that we can move the dial before autumn by concentrating on social media hashtags.
The hard truth is that most people in the country have never heard of a Dr Mike Yeadon or the Great Barrington Declaration. Many have no idea there is even such a thing as “anti lockdown” or “anti mask” campaigns. If we are to bring about change, we must be the first to change. Is spending our time being bedroom scientists, waving banners and believing that an anarchist revolution funded in a bitcoin utopia working?
It’s possible that this way of thinking is leading us into a false sense of security and not deterring the draconian policy roll-out. Day after day, laws and conventions are being repealed and behaviour is being permanently altered amongst the wider public and young people. It is incumbent on us all to shift beyond complaint-driven campaigning and towards strategic political planning and organisation.
This is why we believe LiberalSpring is the most important movement in our fight for freedom. We aim to take control of the narrative around liberty by acquiring a platform that has automatic right of voice with all broadcasters.
We need your mission to now be about uniting all of your fellow activists, encouraging them to join us and employ a strategy that puts maximum pressure on the government and broadcast media. As LiberalSpring members, we need you to help us lead it.
The more members we receive, the more leverage we will have to acquire and transform the LibDems, influence policy makers in parliament, get our voices heard across broadcast media and educate the general public. Currently, the majority of people lie in a sedentary confused slumber. We will lead a new liberal narrative that informs the public about some of the dangers that these tyrannical policies pose to us all.
We will defy all the pseudoscientific nonsense that we have become humiliated to endure and wave a banner of hope for a future where freedoms are safeguarded. From this platform, we can expose the nepotism, financial corruption, malfeasance in public office and dangerous public health interventions that have driven unprecedented collateral damage.
We encourage you to simplify your research and focus on the task at hand, the recruitment of thousands of people to create a new political stage. This is a call-to-action for all activists to work with us to grow our community and become better organised as an opposition. Only in our numbers can we influence policy and bring an end to this tyranny.
We are also looking for inspiring, passionate leaders to join our team. If you feel that you have what it takes to operate alongside an incredible team to drive the UK’s next major liberal party, we would love to hear from you. We are also looking for talented professionals from marketing, media and PR to help us reach influencers and promote our movement, and we would be pleased to hear from software developers that can lend some time.
Wishing you all a very pleasant weekend, The LiberalSpring team.