The keyboard is mightier than the sword.
So happy to hear news of Medici investing in Minds.com social network and so ironic as I have been advocating for the past year for Overstock/Medici to start a social media/network site,with the potential of integrating their various commerce/trade businesses.Now that Medici is involved I plan on putting a lot of effort into promoting Minds.This has been a dream of mine to help create/promote a principled pro truth/freedom/goodwill/integrity social media/network site for years.I have several ideas regarding this that I have not yet posted about and hope I can get Minds/OSTK/Medici to hear me out on some of these ideas if they are interested. Here is the post that was shared many times over the past year :
I think Overstock/Medici could and should become THE company to help truth and liberty lovers unite worldwide.I think the growing concerns of censorship,privacy,security and questionable practices of social media/networking/news/communication companies combined with a growing concern of outright corruption and deceit by our elected “leaders” are making a perfect storm of problems for which Overstock could help provide a solution.
If there were a large enough amount of people in the USA and the world united behind the principles of freedom,truth,peace,goodwill and non-aggression who demanded adherence to said principles over politics or parties,then politicians would truly have to represent us or find themselves out of a job and irrelevant.And social media may be THE ideal way of achieving this.
In my opinion, the focus should be on winning hearts and minds to make real positive changes in the world.Well,Overstock is in the position to win over hearts and minds to the principles of freedom,truth and peace in a major way.Overstock management and board members are already chock full of liberty lovers with the knowledge,business interests and technical skills to help achieve this.This is why I believe that Overstock/Medici could be THE company to unite liberty lovers worldwide and win over a massive amount of new people to these principles and become a powerful and positive force in the world.
Imagine a website/app/network where people from all over the world unite behind the principles of truth,freedom,goodwill,non-aggression principle and voluntarily helping others.A place where we use social media,networking,trade & commerce to support each other and promote these principles we share.
I am thinking competition for facebook,twitter,amazon,apple,google,big banks/brokerages,MSM and even politicians! lol...Just taking a little market share from each could turn into something awesome.
This could simply start out as a social media website/app just to gather together those people in the world who value principles like truth,freedom,peace,the non-aggression principle and voluntarily helping others.Then it could eventually morph into a website/app where these principles are promoted upfront while at the same time being a social media,commerce,trade,digital currency,news,education,entertainment(videos and video games) and communication powerhouse.
Imagine earning digital currency by playing video games(Atari possible partner?) or more importantly by voluntarily helping others(or helping others for free.).A great online community that would attract people like a shining city on a hill.A site that people could grow to love so much that they would promote to everyone they know.A place where people would feel good about supporting/promoting and buying stock in the company because they could plainly see that the site was changing the world for the better….Would ya look at that!
I am imagining video games in which players win digital currency.A digital currency that could be used on the website/app mentioned above.I would like to see a game where the lead character spreads the message of truth,liberty,goodwill and peace to the world.A character who must avoid the pitfalls of corruption/deceit/bribery/intimidation to spread the message.Could be a big hit.Then the principles of the lead video game character might become contagious to real people in the real world!LOL
If Overstock/Medici could make this website/app/network/internet gateway for liberty lovers worldwide very user friendly and secure, the possibilities really are endless once it begins to attract users who become engaged and united behind the clearly defined principles mentioned above.
I think liberty lovers worldwide would much rather buy and use products,information and services from like-minded people.I think liberty lovers worldwide would obviously much rather elect like-minded people to office.Overstock could provide the internet gateway/homebase to make this happen and change the world for the better.
In my opinion,all political parties are easily co-opted & corrupted.Things won't change much until citizens unite behind truth/freedom/goodwill/integrity.Most politicians who claim to serve the public are really self servants/crony servants.Therefore,We the People must unite to make change.This is the best idea I can think of to make the world a better place.Anyone got a better idea?I'm listening......
We have a short time on this earth,which reminds me why truth,freedom,kindness,forgiveness and goodwill are of the highest value.Some may say you can’t save the world,but I would say why not try anyway?I’ve got nothing better to do.