Look around you. The world seems to have gone a little bit crazy. The closer you look, the crazier it probably seems. Politics, finance, science, law, religion, medicine, food and entertainment all seem to have been turned inside out, and most people feel powerless to do anything about it. Most people feel this way because they are part of a society that has given its decision making ability to other people, hoping that those people will make things better for us. But that’s the trick, when you surrender your ability to make decisions, your opportunity to say no, you give away your power.
Why do we give away our power? Well, in the short term, because it feels good. Its easier, cheaper, its validating. There is a steep cost, however, in the longer term, and one that we are paying the price for now. At Rogue’s Medallion, we believe that as an individual, you can begin to reclaim your power by increasing the level of responsibility that you have for your life. There are a few key areas that taking direct action on behalf of yourself can yield small, yet real changes. It may not be easy, convenient, or win you many friends, but we believe that taking these steps will be essential to reclaiming our own power in the current environment.
“Rogues Medallion is a form of protest that doesn’t involve going to rallies, doesn’t require coordinated effort or timing, is cumulative, is distributed, and is non-violent. It is direct personal action that strengthens the roots of society. “
This site encourages you to begin taking back the power that is currently being usurped from you by governments, corporations, and banking organizations. Rogues Medallion is a form of protest that doesn’t involve going to rallies, doesn’t require coordinated effort or timing, is cumulative, distributed, and non-violent. It is direct personal action that strengthens the roots of society. Each section provides two or three suggestions of concrete steps that will help to incrementally reduce their power and increase your own. Each suggestion is associated with a particular type of medallion.
As important as it is to engage in direct action to accomplish the tasks for each medallion, its almost as important to let other people know what you’ve done and why. Once you’ve fulfilled the requirements for a particular suggestion, copy the associated rectangular notification picture (example above) into your social media timelines and feeds. Include the round medallions (example below) on your profile pages, letting people know about your accomplishments. Its sort of like a merit badge, for adults. They may not seem particularly significant when taken in isolation, but the cumulative impact will be more noticeable as more and more people take similar steps.
If you’re looking for a good first step, consider starting with our television Medallion. Its probably the most important one, but all of them are important to wrap your head around.
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P.S. I’m a finance guy, so graphic arts isn’t my strong suit, nor is copy writing. If you’d like to contribute, please feel free to leave your contact info in the comment section.