Friday, January 11, 2013

The SLOBs Want YOU!
San Diego has an active tea party movement. We are part of a group called The San Diego Local Order of Bloggers, the SLOBs, and this is a way we are making a difference.

The city, state and country seem at odds with individual liberties, but as they say "all politics is local" and we are the grassroots defenders of civil rights. We are individuals who have studied the problems of humanity and concluded that the "common good" is a facade espoused by those who lust for power to miseducated followers. We know that the highest moral good is individual freedom.

There are many national organizations that claim the mantle of defenders of freedom and wave the smaller government banner, but they do not seem to be producing results. My personal belief is that these organizations were founded nobly, but often run astray due to a lack of accountability to supporters.

For example, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner has assisted in alienating the entire Ron Paul movement which may have cost the Presidency. He is also failing to effectively deal with President Obama on the fiscal cliff or national debt. The debt issue is coincidentally of paramount importance to the various freedom movements, including the Ron Paul movement. Nevertheless, John Boehner was just confirmed as the Republican Speaker of the House.

The national tea party organizations are similarly stuck in a bad position. By collecting local monies through donation drives they hope to purchase influence on the national scene. However, draining local resources hurts the growth of the movement. It exposes the movement to high level corruption instead of utilizing the low level competition of ideas representative of the ethics and ideals of the movement.

How many people are selling tea party t-shirts or becoming tea party organizers at the moment? Not enough. There is not enough money at the local level to organize. It is either taken by a political party or a national tea party organization.  The power hungry leftists infiltrate rich charitable organizations, use public financing (i.e. ACORN and Planned Parenthood) and legally enforce union dues to pay for organizing locally.

The Republican Party and national tea party organizations seem to be blaming each other for failures at the moment. This is a dangerous cycle that the media and other collectivists push in order to divide the supporters of individual civil rights. The left is masterful at dividing people into groups in order to subjugate them.

Further, the large freedom promoting organizations are vilified by a mostly hostile media and used to limit the number of sources of our message. Notice that the NRA is currently the spokesman for the entire second amendment. Demonize the NRA and the arguments they make are demonized as well.

There is a marketing theory stating "people believe what they are told from three sources." Reliance upon one messaging source doesn't sell. A hundred spokesmen for liberty is more effective than a sole expert voice.

This is where individuals matter more than a political party or a national organization. You can have an impact beginning with the people around you by applying your unique abilities free of organizational hindrance. Conservatives are "go-getters" and individualists who are uniquely capable of innovation and perseverance. is our innovation in the battle for liberty. It is our social networking machine and an example of what can be accomplished by a few people and determination. On this blog, a post describes "How to Promote Freedom on" It is a menu option at the top of The SLOBs website titled "How To Use." However, we want to explain, what the SLOBs website is.


Our website is technically a blog aggregator with search engine optimization and social networking automation. Each time a blogger adds a new article, the article pops up on the website, Facebook, Twitter and in our Android App. Because the article is automatically available in several places on the internet , the article gains better position in search engines.


The website is intuitive and promotes our fellow bloggers work. It keeps us reading and commenting on each other's work to promote the collaboration of ideas. The collaboration is not managed which maximized innovation by allowing us to pursue stories and ideas. Many great ideas are built on the shoulders of other great ideas. In a battle of ideas, this is a tremendous advantage.  Because the fact that our bloggers hold diverse perspectives, the SLOBs is a rich collaborating team.

Users find and share our articles on any social networking site from one central location at Ironically, the one social networking site that does not interact directly with our site is, but they are working on it. Each time a user shares an article, it helps everyone gain possible readers and improves the search engine ranking of the post.

We are integrated with a Facebook, and my personal Twitter account automatically tweets every article based upon blog "labels". At the bottom of the website is a "wire network" feed based on the top story from the bloggers at the moment. The wire network adds a hard news element.

The website automatically updates about every four hours, but can be manually updated via a blue refresh button. The site also integrates with an android app that has a few extra features like search and storage of stories. A Windows 8 App is in the works.

The features of the website are cool, but the power is found in expanding the reach of freedom fighters. The bloggers do not see the app statistics, but since Sept 2011 the android app has added 115,658 reads. The biggest uncommon usage of the our RSS feed is on, a social networking aggregator.

What You Can Do

Personally, I am a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and a Silver Microsoft Partner for Small Business. This project required determination on my part, but it is successful because of the participation of the bloggers and organizers involved.  Success required the larger effort of a small group of motivated individuals.

This solution can be customized to other freedom minded groups with some aesthetic changes by contacted me. The real question is what your skills, talents and effort can produce. Only you can answer that...

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