Well, I finally joined the Electronic Freedom Foundation. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and I’m happy to have finally made good on the commitment.
I’m of the opinion that one’s right to bitch is directly proportional to how much they are doing to help change things, i.e. those who don’t vote can’t complain about who’s in office. In flow with this idea, I’ve decided to start contributing to a few select organizations that are actively trying to tackle the issues that matter to me.
Make no mistake — I don’t consider this doing something, but I do consider it better than doing nothing. I see it as at least offering some help to those who are fighting since I cannot currently for whatever reason. I think letting these organizations know that people care (while simultaneously assisting financially) is important.
Perhaps one day I’ll be able to help in more direct, satisfying ways, but for now I’ll settle for this. At any rate, I do encourage you guys to find a cause you believe in and get behind it as well.