…ng like it. But as the USA discovered in 1949 (when the Soviets detonated their first nuclear bomb) if there is nothing innately power shifting about your new technology, then eventually your opponents will saddle up, and the power relationship will return to roughly where it was before you started.
So how does this all work and how can groups and individuals plug in? What makes disparate change efforts in various cities into a cohesive national force is not as simple as just logging on but it is as etheric as creating a sense of belonging. Activities that supporters can do from their own city/town is key, online engagement can supplement but not replace this. Relational organizing and network weaving provides points of entry to the bigger picture and broader objectives beyond the local context or immediate policy demand. Moments of convergence like a national march or day of action help people feel connected, and with that connection, they’ll organically plug other people in.