Many of us, myself often the worst of all, get so upset by the latest self-destructive insanity of Trump and all the greed-heads hiding behind his fat rosy facade, that we go on long-winded tirades that very few folks who actually need to understand ever even hear, much less remember and act on. So all our self-rigeous, intellectually brilliant rantings and even talk show ratings have no net effect on anything, other then perhaps our own blood pressure.
If we are going to actually fight this oligarch coup, we need a clearing house for simple, bumper sticker length memes that everyone will understand, remember and then act on when it comes time to vote.
Think of it this way, the long heartfelt discussions and analysis we participate in are like the efforts of firemen working heroically to put out all the flames from the latest conflagration set by a gang of arsonists. Absolutely necessary work in the short term, but, until they are stopped, this gang of arsonists is still setting everyone's daily agenda and driving events. The only way we can ever actually win is to directly prevent the arsonists from setting fires in the first place. Specifically, in the case of voter suppression, gerrymandering, splitting and caging, and direct manipulation of vote counts, how do we in a few words make the integrity of our voting system "fire proof?"
With this challenge in mind and to get the ball rolling, consider my first effort to summarize and directly invalidate all efforts at voter suppression and manipulation in a bumper sticker sized quote:
"Voter Suppression is Tyrany"
I suggest the Tom Hartman Show would be a great place to locate and drive the continuous development of effective Progressive memes. Tom and his team could pick out the five or 10 top issues, like Single Payer Health Care, Voter Suppression, Climate Chaos, Promised Blue Collar Jobs, etc. and then crowdsource from his listeners the next improvements. The rules would simply be listeners either promote the most powerful sound bite so far, or suggest something better. Weekly prizes and celebrations on Friday for the best contributions? Maybe a full 10 minute discussion with Tom as the prize?
I nominate the Tom Hartman Show to be meme central for the Progressive Revolution and his website to the armory of an every improving inventory of Progressive Political weapons.