The Mail Must Get Through

The Mail Must Get Through

In Cameron Parish right now, post offices are turning lights back on.

These communities were hit first by hurricane Laura, and then by hurricane Delta. Both storms wreaked havoc on local infrastructure – one after the other. Documentation of the damage is horrifying, and cleanup will take a long time, not to mention recovery.

Many residents are afraid of longer-term problems such as an exodus from these neighborhoods, and how that will impact local business and infrastructure. Then again, what if additional big storms are battering the area next season? All of these unanswered questions have their chilling ramifications – and there are so many unknowns. It’s making people think about the future.

So many people are reevaluating their commitment to living in an area that’s been dramatically impacted by multiple storms this year. This is all while they’re sifting through the debris, looking at how much the storms have pushed their property around.

When you really sit and think about it, you see how this impacts lives. Out here in the regular world, in communities that are more shielded from a storm’s wrath, we’re talking about the post office as a utility and worrying about how many days it takes to get a package from one place to another. We’re worried that shakeups might impact the mail.

In Hackberry and related areas, something has already impacted the mail. Post office shutdowns were necessary because of the limitations imposed by massive storm damage. In other words, after a storm, things change. Especially a storm, or storms, of this magnitude. Everything from the utilities to the Postal Service has to be rebuilt, and that process is ongoing. For example, think about what happens to refrigeration systems. Those fortunate enough to have a generator can switch over. Everyone else is trying to get their meat and other perishables on ice. Supermarkets and stores are scrambling, so are households.

Even days or weeks after a storm surge has abated, the impact is still evident. Just take a look at their heroic efforts of some local businesses to get their doors open again, and you’ll see what these residents are dealing with. Will you donate money or time or resources to helping these embattled residents to dig out of the hole that Laura and Delta have created in their lives? It’s worth it, because we all live with the idea that in a terrible storm, we want to know that help is coming. We want to see the post offices and the restaurants and the shops back open again. You can help.

You can DONATE HERE to support our parent organizations efforts via its “Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program” as it relates to disaster relief and the hurricane damaged areas. Please mark your donation for “hurricane relief.”

We continue to have “boots on the ground” in many disaster stricken areas. And plan to for the foreseeable future. That being said the costs of all this continue, and the need for volunteers in many aspects is an never ending need. Consider how you can help us make a difference in those affected lives. EMAIL HERE to volunteer. (we need work from home support volunteers as well)

Part of activism is “being the change you want to see in your society and the world.” One excellent way to be that change is by getting involved in helping others make a difference in those in needs lives. Will you join with us in striving to make a difference?

Why activism is now more important than ever

Why activism is now more important than ever

For many Americans, the pressure has been building for a long time.

There are two major tracks that our country has been on for decades, and those are making activism more and more a vital part of our daily lives. Many people used to be able to just tune everything out and say that they were “apolitical.” Not so much right now.

The first critical trend here is political polarization. In general, as a society, we tend to no longer feel like we are unified in speaking with one voice. The civic values of the earlier part of the 20th century have given way to distrust, cynicism, scapegoating and in general, disagreements with our neighbors. The unfortunate dysfunction of government plays out between individuals who each have their own entrenched opinions. If you feel like your neighbors are a bunch of morons, you’re not alone. That’s part of how national politics is changing our world views.

The second trend, though, is even more directly applicable to how we live our lives, because it’s actively hurting working Americans in ways that we can’t ignore. It’s not just happening to “other people” either – it’s happening to all of us. If you work – you are labor!

Wage stagnation and the devaluation of labor have coincided with both corporate parties neglecting the needs of the worker in favor of managers and corporations. That’s not just a bunch of words. That’s a big deal for you and me.

A few decades ago, productivity stopped tracking with wages. To be specific, productivity went up, but wages stayed the same. The fruits of the American workers labor started to go, in large part, to shareholders and wealthy people accumulating money through capital gains. We had a general sense that it was kind of unfair, but too many of us were not paying attention.

We saw the corporate raiders of the 80s, and the venture capital funds of the 90s, and the restructuring vultures of the aughts, and we saw the American worker plunging down into a financial pit.

These trends are part of the reasons why activism is now so important in our social lives!

Back in the 1990s, a youth protest movement was targeting the WTO, which was part of global justice and a globalized economy.

But that seems quaint now, when our activism is directly targeted toward domestic policy as well.

Americans can’t pay the rent. They can’t get adequate health insurance based on their wages. So activism is now incredibly important. It’s the only way we can even protect our families financially. That’s different than the activism of past decades, which was more or less seen as a hobby or a frivolous bleeding heart kind of advocacy for people that we had never met halfway around the world.

Right now, Activism.Fyi is partnering with small businesses, small family farmers and American families to demand economic and social justice. Sign on, because if you’re not part of the 1%, you’re not at their table!

Its Leap YEAR!

Since you obviously got a full extra day this LEAP YEAR, why not spend it giving back? Do you really need one more day for yourself? Why not spend it giving back to your local community? Getting involved in making a difference in someones life – TODAY!

http://TheBigGiveChallenge.info

We would love to hear your stories of giving back this LEAP YEAR!

Besides Saturday is not a normal workday for many people in this country.

Another big Dairy Player Goes Under:

These massive companies failing are not a sign of a healthy economy. But instead would lead to any person with an ounce of common sense believing that those who are singing the economic praises are in fact blowing smoke. What is their agenda? or for that matter what is the true underling motive of their claims to a strong economy?

The failure, and I mean complete failure of these big ag companies does not bode well for the overall agricultural sector as a whole. With the small guy at the bottom coming to bear the brunt of these tsunmies of economic destruction.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/06/business/borden-dairy-bankruptcy/index.html

The end of both Dean Foods, and now Borden takes out two of the largest middle men in the dairy markets. This is yet another example as to why we are in desperate need of growing the family farm model where they work with nature and sell direct to consumer in their local communities. thereby cutting out the monies that these guys were siphoning from the pockets of both the consumers and the farmers.

So, please consider voting with your wallet and helping support those LOCAL Small businesses as they continue to support your local economic strength.

The Domestic Refugee

A great tool as you grow your knowledge related to activism and those issues you are passionate about is “The Domestic Refugee” with Silence Do Good III. They are working on a “Domestic Refugees Handbook” as part of their “Domestic Refugees Project.”

So, take a listen and follow their podcasts as they explore what it is to be a “domestic refugee” in your own country. As well as ways to combat the system and its status quo.

Are you a social bee?

We have through our parent organization a social media site that DOES NOT MINE or SELL your DATA! Because of our deep commitment to freedom and strong local communities our parent organization TECH Group built a series of nitch market and general social media websites, and applications.

“A New Kinda Media”

Check it out! and help us Spread the WORD!

Are you concerned about your DATA?

Well here at Activism.fyi we are! Our parent organization and its GTKYF Tech Group are passionate about protecting your data. We have built a entire network of tech related projects, programs and platforms devoted to giving the power of your DATA back to you! Taking the internet back for WE THE PEOPLE!

Check out our Social Media Platform, and our “Social Media For Activists” website:

Social Media For Activists

Our Classifieds Platform, and our “Activists Market” Website:

Our Relationship Platform, and our Dating for Activists Website:

For more about what all our Tech Group is involved in feel free to check out GTKYF TECH Group.