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  • Learning kind of a painful lesson at this time. I think I’d learned about this years ago, and I didn’t understand its importance until now, and sometimes it seems (keyword: seems) like doing something about it now is too late.

    Watching bills go through committees at legislative sessions sometimes shocks my system, because I haven’t read every bill. I don’t know everything that is going on at the Capitol, and when something happens (a bill passes through committe, for example) that I’d wished I’d known about, I could just kick myself for not knowing about it sooner, and I wish so hard that I’d been paying more attention so I could do something about it, so I’m going to share this in the hopes that We the People do not remain victims of our own ignorance or apathy.

    If there is ANYTHING that interests us or matters greatly to us in our lives and our livelihood, it is possible that there is a bill addressing an aspect of our interest during the legislative session. It is very possible, too, that the bill that is related to our interest is worded in a way that could impact our lives in a way that we don’t want it to. When such bills that relate to our interest succeed in passing committee, House and Senate and finally get signed into law by the governor, if we’d want to change it, we’d need to find a legislator who’d be willing to work with us to create a bill to amend previous legislation or find someone who’d want to repeal that piece of legislation as much as we do. I don’t know if it’d be easy to find a legislator who’d want to do that, because they might have been one who’d voted for it in the first place. Trying to effect change this way looks more reactive than proactive, and playing catch-up is not only HARD-AS work, it’s hard to try to change the narrative from behind.

    Leading change/retaliation/revolution from behind - “after-the-fact”, looks desperate and weak, and is not a particularly attractive place to be fighting from, either. I’m beginning to see that whoever controls the narrative, has dibs on how history is written. It happens at legislative sessions, here on social media, in the news and in our everyday conversations with friends and loved ones. Whoever controls the narrative also influences the perspective, to the point that it can become *the* accepted narrative, and eventually, the accepted truth.

    How does one try to make changes to those already-accepted-ideas-first-put-into-place by law/news media/parents/peers, yet has come late to the game? Are there examples in history where people did not have control of the narrative, but who wanted to change the narrative, yet they were coming from behind, or in other words, were coming at it “too late”, but were still successful? How do we affect the narrative when it seems as though there are those who are always ahead of the game and we are always behind, always catching up? How do we avoid being behind? Is it important to always be the first to speak on an issue, ahead of everyone else, in order to be in charge of the narrative? After writing these questions down, I’m seeing that when news media or influencers are the first to bring an idea to light and it’s an idea we don’t agree with, the time to affect change on that narrative was a long time ago, am I making sense? This is my dilemma and my regret. Will you share your thoughts with me, please? Is there hope for someone who has come late to the game?
    Learning kind of a painful lesson at this time. I think I’d learned about this years ago, and I didn’t understand its importance until now, and sometimes it seems (keyword: seems) like doing something about it now is too late. Watching bills go through committees at legislative sessions sometimes shocks my system, because I haven’t read every bill. I don’t know everything that is going on at the Capitol, and when something happens (a bill passes through committe, for example) that I’d wished I’d known about, I could just kick myself for not knowing about it sooner, and I wish so hard that I’d been paying more attention so I could do something about it, so I’m going to share this in the hopes that We the People do not remain victims of our own ignorance or apathy. If there is ANYTHING that interests us or matters greatly to us in our lives and our livelihood, it is possible that there is a bill addressing an aspect of our interest during the legislative session. It is very possible, too, that the bill that is related to our interest is worded in a way that could impact our lives in a way that we don’t want it to. When such bills that relate to our interest succeed in passing committee, House and Senate and finally get signed into law by the governor, if we’d want to change it, we’d need to find a legislator who’d be willing to work with us to create a bill to amend previous legislation or find someone who’d want to repeal that piece of legislation as much as we do. I don’t know if it’d be easy to find a legislator who’d want to do that, because they might have been one who’d voted for it in the first place. Trying to effect change this way looks more reactive than proactive, and playing catch-up is not only HARD-AS work, it’s hard to try to change the narrative from behind. Leading change/retaliation/revolution from behind - “after-the-fact”, looks desperate and weak, and is not a particularly attractive place to be fighting from, either. I’m beginning to see that whoever controls the narrative, has dibs on how history is written. It happens at legislative sessions, here on social media, in the news and in our everyday conversations with friends and loved ones. Whoever controls the narrative also influences the perspective, to the point that it can become *the* accepted narrative, and eventually, the accepted truth. How does one try to make changes to those already-accepted-ideas-first-put-into-place by law/news media/parents/peers, yet has come late to the game? Are there examples in history where people did not have control of the narrative, but who wanted to change the narrative, yet they were coming from behind, or in other words, were coming at it “too late”, but were still successful? How do we affect the narrative when it seems as though there are those who are always ahead of the game and we are always behind, always catching up? How do we avoid being behind? Is it important to always be the first to speak on an issue, ahead of everyone else, in order to be in charge of the narrative? After writing these questions down, I’m seeing that when news media or influencers are the first to bring an idea to light and it’s an idea we don’t agree with, the time to affect change on that narrative was a long time ago, am I making sense? This is my dilemma and my regret. Will you share your thoughts with me, please? Is there hope for someone who has come late to the game?
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