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I am not a professional blogger. I don’t do it for a living and I don’t update on a regular basis. I don’t have any breaking news stories or insider secrets to offer. What I do have is an occasional rant, some snarky comments, and once in a great while, a slightly different take on timely topics.

I blog because unlike Twitter, WordPress lets me use more than 140 characters at a time. My posts are essentially an extension of my tweets. It gives me an opportunity to share my thoughts with the many friends I have met on Twitter. I regret not having as much time as I would like to communicate with them.

I’m a business owner and as the saying goes, “the business owns me, I don’t own it.” I am also very active in a number of causes that I support. All of which leaves me with much less time to communicate online as I would like.

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows my political convictions. I do not hesitate to let teabaggers know that I think they are anti-American knee-jerking pawns who are too naive to realize their strings are being pulled by people who laugh at them. Nor do I hesitate to let liberals know that I often think they are wimps who need to learn to walk their talk.

My biggest pet peeve is people who moan and bitch and complain, but never do anything about it. Some people are lazy, but I believe most people are sincere about the changes they would like to see, they just haven’t connected with the right team.

Having said that, I truly believe that Twitter and the blogosphere are an excellent source for sharing information and the communication of ideas. To update a Paul Simon lyric, “I get all the news I need on the Twitter report.” It provides me with a synopsis of everything I need to know and the direct links I need to find out more.

I also believe the Twitter community can be a highly effective tool for generating positive change. I admire the work that change.org and others are doing. I say “and others” because there are too many organizations to list here, and too many go unnoticed.

I am currently working with a team of Twitter friends to develop a resource that will help promote people and organizations that create positive change. Our goal is in two parts; first, to highlight news, events and background information on groups we find worthy of promotion. Second, to give people who want to get involved an opportunity to match up with a group (or groups) that reflect their passions and values while meeting their ability to participate.

Stay tuned. There will be new announcements coming as soon as we are ready to launch.

Meanwhile, if you have a favorite organization(s) that you would like to see promoted, feel free to send us your input. We love hearing from people who are passionate about the issues they support. If you believe in what you do, maybe together we can get others to believe in it too and motivate them into action.

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One response

17 08 2010
Marcella Mroczkowski

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marcella-mroczkowski/danger-empathy-and-psycho_b_667637.html

You are very impressive, and I am not easily impressed. Thanks for being.

I am very interested in your effort with your Twitter friends to promote worthy groups and match people with them.

If you could steer me to the right groups or persons I would be most appreciative. I would also be happy to point out worthy groups for you.

The Founders and even the ancient Greeks understood that the greatest enemies of democracy come from within – what they called demagogues. Demagogues are a fusion of two biological phenomenon – psychopathic leadership and the profound way demonizing hate changes how otherwise normal people process information, making them irrational, intolerant and very easy for their psychopathic leaders to manipulate.Your take on tea baggers is, to my mind, right on the money, including the fact that their leaders despise them.

If you get a chance, my recent 1200-word blog in the Huffington Post, linked above, outlines my concerns.

Frans de Waal, one of the world’s leading biologists and authors on the subject of empathy, appears in the comment section approving my analysis.

Michael Signer’s book Demagogue provides the history of the phenomenon. My blog posts links it up to the science.

Keep up the good fight.

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