The AssangeDAO is currently facing its first real crisis of function.
This problem can be defined in three key areas:
Activism, being the stated purpose of this DAO to engage in efforts to free Assange and defend free speech.
Branding, being both our engagement with the public at large, and their general perception of AssangeDAO as an entity.
In these three key areas, AssangeDAO has clearly defined issues.
Activism has stagnated,
Branding is falling away slowly to bad hype and internal strife,
And our treasury stands sadly depleted and our liquidity is non existent.
Proposed below is a comprehensive plan designed to fix all of those issues, at zero cost to the DAO overall.
We begin with a thesis statement, which serves as the foundation of this plan:
By increasing 0-cost activist efforts, combined with a specifically tailored branding campaign, we can increase our public visibility and overall theoretical value to outside investors, stimulating growth and activity on an exponential scale over time, allowing us to resolve liquidity issues by virtue of new investments made from outside, untapped markets.
This thesis is based in both common economic principles and experience in creating social campaigns and movements
We begin with Activism, as the core principle function of this DAO.
In order to stimulate liquidity, and in order to capture appropriate branding, we must resolve Activism first.
Because our stated goal is to free Julian Assange, Our efforts can be uniquely focused here.
The first step in activism, is making sure we can successfully engage on a large-scale in a unified manner. Currently that is not feasible.
So I move for the creation of an official calendar that tracks events related to Assange (and updates regularly with any pertinent events ongoing) and an official task force designed to put together mass-action campaigns that the entire AssangeDAO can freely and actively take part in. (these would be zero cost initiatives like writing in mass or calling in mass to specific political offices at specific points in time. A targeted approach to decentralized activism designed to amplify our collective voice).
Ideally this task force would be voluntary in nature, and would be a group represented by every community involved so that we have an equal exchange of ideas happening and an equal way to relay to the community what our next unified task at hand is.
I would like to see volunteers from the commmunity with a sharp interest in activism and Assange be pulled to work on this.
While the current proposal process allows for this to a degree. A voluntary committee represented globally would allow us to move as a unit in social media spaces, weighting our voices and opinions together in near real time and providing a much greater autonomy to the DAO overall to manipulate interactions on a positive scale.
This is theoretically not unlike how troll farms operate, we would simply be adapting the strategy for good, and to our own benefit and brand recognition.
Branding is a major issue we face at the AssangeDAO right now. Our recognition on a public sphere really only has one high note, and then silence. So alongside the creation of activist efforts we can unite around, our brand recognition needs to come in to play. Who we are as a community of positive individuals and what we represent needs to be absolutely clear to the world at large.
In this spirit, I propose a unique process of engagement in various media circles via lull-time interactions. Which is a targeted, timed approach to active engagement wherein we utilize low periods of traffic in specific geolocations in order to capture social media trend spots. It is a highly effective means of brand spreading, particularly once a community becomes adept at moving in unison.
I also strongly suggest the creation and sale of digital AssangeDAO memorabilia that can directly serve as a way to insert funds into the DAO treasury on a consistent basis. It should be linked into the forum and any other social media sites we use. It can be as varied or finite as the community feels necessary, but I think a proper scope would be a handful of digital posters with AssangeDAO logos on them etc., and perhaps a simple tiered gift option that lets people actively fund the DAO treasury by means other than active NFT projects.
Liquidity, to many, is the number one issues facing the AssangeDAO right now. After we dedicated the whole sum of money to Pak for the sale of the NFT, the DAO has struggled to find its direction without funding to enable it.
In order for proper liquidity to occur, we will need more than just an injection of funds via JBX or some other means of currency we technically have vested.
We will need long-term financial structuring caused by both an influx of interested people seeking to be a part of our community, and a record of solid public engagement driving investors from outside the cypherpunk community. Without these pillars, liquidity will be a recurrent issue and speculative investors will fail to meet solid returns.
So rather than delve into a multitude of possible projects here, I will simply say that with proper activism and branding at work, liquidity should really resolve itself.
If we can move forward as a community on these very basic and fundamental proposals contained within here, I am confident we can resolve long term liquidity and strengthen $Justice far beyond what people currently think possible.
Notes for draft -
Please note: I am offering up both the secure platform necessary for the Volunteer force described in here and the DAO in general to engage in activist efforts better. Free of cost to the DAO and securely hosted. I will also freely give all hours necessary in order to develop the site further around the decided needs of this community’s activist efforts.
I am also willing to expound on, train, or otherwise freely engage this community with a substantial amount of assistance in making these things happen. Including press connections and media personalities I am well connected to.
It is my hope in reviewing this very basic rough draft, that the community is loud in their critique and engages positively in order to help resolve our issues.
I have absolute faith we can move as a unit to overcome these issues.