Re: NetworkM Announces Meet-up Theme for Spring: Social/Communication Action & N
- As I am sure you know, many internet users prefer to lurk at a discussion site rather than participate. One remedy is to use emotional shock to get enough of a rise out of people so they will voice an opinion. As with the case of professional shock jock Don Imus sometimes they go too far and get enough of the self-righteous enraged so they loose their job.
At www.philosophyoffreedom.com we have the continuing issue of how to encourage the posting of Journals and Comments. Perhaps we need an anthroposophical shock jock? I got this idea after reading Mathew Morrell's reply post commenting on NetworkM. It was evocative, irreverent, humorous and offensive to the poster. A shock to traditional habits of thought. Everyone was required to immediately back up their positions with clarity.
I am always looking for diversity of views at the POF site and I realize we lack a shock jock. So what will it take for Mathew to become a featured writer at www.philosophyoffreedom.com? Being a featured writer just means you post a journal every week or two for discussion. We could use someone to shake it up. Now if everyone understands that is the intention, to awaken through irreverent and humorous shock, I don't see a problem as far as it was a part of a diverse offering. What do you say? (I am serious, you know, and am not just pimping www.philosophyoffreedom.com )
--- In email@example.com, "Mathew Morrell" <tma4cbt@...> wrote:
> Thanks Leslie for pimping your conference for everyone. That's
> admirable. Personally, I can't wait to experience the high of being
> around peace-loving males out to "take back their communities".
> That, to me, is the definition of fun.
> After all, Anthroposophy isn't politicized enough. We need to
> politicize it more. We need a great big get-together where everyone
> can meditate and integrate and get in tune with the cosmic she-male
> within all of us. All Anthroposophists talk about are farming,
> occultism, eurythmy, and Steiner's teaching. That simply won't due.
> We must all be good, little, One Worlders, well-schooled in the "hate-
> through-love" propaganda of the sixties liberal.
> Mathew Morrell
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Leslie Loy" leslielal@ wrote:
> > Greetings everyone!
> > NetworkM (a virtual network for Spiritual Scientists, Waldorf
> > alumni/ae, and similarly-minded individuals) has just announced its
> > upcoming Spring Meet-up* date and topic. The Meet-ups will be held
> > May 12 around the world and the topic is SOCIAL/COMMUNITY ACTION;
> > podcasted speaker will be non-violent communication trainer Gary
> > Baran. Through Gary's lecture we will examine the principles of
> > non-violent communication, and our methods of communication, both
> > ourselves and with others and look at how communication affects
> > and community action/activism/involvement.
> > The day is free and open to all (though all donations are welcome),
> > please feel free to forward this on to others who you think might be
> > interested. Our day should unfold as follows:
> > 12:00-12:15 Opening verse and circle
> > 12:15-1:00 Getting to know one another, physical warm-ups, etc.
> > 1:00-1:30 Presentation of recorded talk by Gary Baran
> > 1:30-1:45 Time to reflect, write in journal
> > 1:45-2:30 Discussion on talk
> > 2:30-3:15 Potluck lunch/movement
> > 3:15-4:30 Finding ways to integrate NVC into our lives; practical
> > exercise involving NVC
> > 4:30-5:15 How do we take this back to our community? Sharing of
> > initiatives, projects, organizations or anything else which people
> > might have
> > 5:15-5:45 Group art project
> > 5:45-6:00 Closing
> > 6:00-6:30 Clean-up
> > Please register for the event at www.thenetworkm.net > Attend Events
> > and register for your local meet-up; if you do not see one, please
> > email Luc at meetups@ to find out about
> > soon-to-be-announced locations.
> > If you have any other questions, please contact me.
> > Peace.
> > Leslie
> > *About Meet-ups:
> > NetworkM is working towards building a community of socially and
> > spiritually striving individuals around the globe. The obvious means
> > of forming this community is on-line. However, we can strengthen our
> > community by making sure that, when possible, we get to actually
> > each other. A Meet-up is like a global conference that takes place
> > the same time around the world in small, local gatherings.
> > Meet-up groups will share similar agendas for the day and will be
> > working with similar topics and issues in small groups. Meet-up
> > members will also well get to share their own, individual
> > during a select period of time during the day's agendas, allowing
> > new growth to form out of the Meet-ups and into the world.
> > Meet-ups are generally held in people's homes, in community centers
> > schools and all people are invited to join for the day. People can
> > register at www.thenetworkm.net.