The number of inquiries about starting a new political party has been huge this year. (I wonder why?) I’ve begun to realize that I have become the bottleneck in this process.
So I’ve created a new tool for those interested in doing something active to connect and discuss their ideas: a new Holistic Politics Facebook group. Unlike the page, the group allows all members to create posts. I’m going to be light in the administration. As long as you are reasonably polite, on topic, not selling aphrodisiacs, and/or advocating illegal activities, you can post away.
And “on topic” is not limited to starting a party. The group is for discussing anything related to what is on the Holistic Politics site.
That said, there are downsides to Facebook groups. They are too much oriented by timeline vs. thread for my taste. Realtime conversation can be a real time sink. Drilling down to see old comments is annoying. Facebook’s whack-a-mole interface fatigues me.
So I intend to set up an old school forum on the site as well. This may take me a while.