Thought Of The Day. July, 14, 2016

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Today’s Thought:

Signing petitions is lazy activism. And because it is, petitions are worthless in impressing anyone to whom they are directed.

One letter is more powerful than a petition with thousands of signatures.

Signatures on petitions aren’t worth the time it takes to sign.

But an actual letter is like yelling in church!

Most petitions are database-building scams. They are stalking horses for fundraising, cheap theatrics at best, a waste of activists’ time and energies at worst.

If a petition is aimed at a government, foreign or domestic, it is a scam.
If a petition is directed at a legislator, it is a scam.
If a petition is aimed at a business, it is probably legitimate, but is still a waste of time.

There are exceptions, of course. But they are few and far between,

Send an email! Make a phone call! Write an actual letter!

If a petition is worth signing, it is worth a phone call or an email. Phone calls and emails are more effective by orders of magnitude.

If a signature on a petition is equivalent to a gunshot, a phone call or email is a Howitzer. And an actual typed, stamped letter is equivalent to a tactical nuclear device.

Letters have to be dealt with. They have to be answered. They sit in someone’s inbasket. Records are kept. Supervisors are notified, reports are made. People are copied. Letters rattle around inside the halls of bureaucracy.

They are all the more effective now that fewer people employ the medium.

Letters are serious weapons!

When we are fighting for the animals, we need to use the most powerful weapons at our disposal.




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