Create a New Response to Mass Shootings

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Einstein
  1. The cycle of outrage, horror, social media posting, and even petition signing isn't working for me.
  2. I feel that my time, energy, money, and votes are the resources I have to give.
  3. Every time there is a new shooting, I immediately go into news blackout and encourage others to do the same.
  4. I brainstorm ideas for true change with others. Where does it start? What does it look like?
  5. One of these conversations led to this insight: the NRA is not a social political lobby (Constitution, etc). It's a corporate lobby that is just trying to back its own financial interests. This is not a "right to bear arms" issue. This is about people who want the right to keep making money off of our fear and confusion.
  6. Sharing that insight, a director friend and I came up with this idea just this morning: What if if we created a "Family Tree of the NRA" video? It would explain to people that there are ways that they unwittingly support the NRA. They can remove that support simply by shopping a little differently. Dent the NRA where they care: their bottom line.
  7. It felt a shitload better than getting mad on Facebook.
  8. I urge you all to consider how you respond to these news events and to join in on thoughtful "change agent" approaches for your own mental health.
  9. It's also going to be the way we get to the bottom of what feels like immoveable mountains.
  10. Let's start moving the stones together. What do you say? Who's in on the NRA family tree project?