About American Evolutions

I am a college student (starving, like all of the rest) with many hours spent trapped inside my aging Chrysler with a radio that only has the capability to play AM stations, meaning 750 WSB. I spend the majority of my time in congested Atlanta traffic with my windows rolled down (due to the lack of a working air conditioner) and, not the throbbing beats of pop or rap, but the voices of well known talk show hosts and politicians echoing from my small vehicle. Because I waste so much of my life in this fashion, my knowledge of current politics, local and international, has expanded. I do not side with parties, I side with similar ideals and morals. This blog exists to share ideas and opinions with my readers, as well as to educate the public and encourage the spirit of active participation in politics. Think. Encourage. Speak up.

Consensus Based on the Occupy Movement

With all of the unrest around the globe, it is more important than ever that we, as humans, learn to communicate our goals and ideas more effectively.

What? WHAT DID YOU SAY?!?!? I can't HEAR you!

What? WHAT DID YOU SAY?!?!? I can’t HEAR you!

This site is a tool to learn how to use Occupy based consensus communication and voting to improve your own group dynamics. Inside these pages, you will find the methods, rules, and examples of how to organize your own discussion. Whether you are planning to incorporate this style of communication into your community, club, meeting, class, or other group, the methods will all be similar.

If you are interested in learning about the history of the Occupy Movement, General Assemblies, and consensus voting, a history page is provided.

I personally believe these tactics work best in groups smaller than 100, but Occupy has proven that much greater numbers of people can effectively communicate using these simple techniques. Don’t believe this could be used on a large scale? Check out this video of occupiers going over their hand signals at the start of a general assembly (and using a form of vocal projection known as a “mic check“).