You might be legit. But you need to pay your dues or get someone to back you who has.
Very important questions, thank you for asking.
I’ve chosen to not publish my info publicly on FR to avoid annoyance.
But those who respond to my invitations via FReepmail, I consider them part of think tank exploratory group. I have shared my info with those people and I have asked them for their info. I didn’t know who are, they don’t know who I am. We will exchange info, talk, ask for references, etc., until we are satisfied. Ask to talk to the references - you can talk to mine. I have zero to hide.
I’m telling participants who I am - answering any questions they have. Which so far has been none (I guess my resume was enough, they see that I’m just some geek dude). I’m asking them who they are. (We’re gonna have a secret meeting soon. Shhhh. Hilary’s vast right wing conspiracy. Ooooooo).
Those who respond and ask about participating (for real) will all want to know who each other are, that they are who they say they are. Then they can make an informed decision about whether they want to join the Think Tank and in what capacity.
Trouble is today TV and the Internet have replaced reality for many people. In short, they don’t want to take the tiniest risk, and they don’t want to put out any effort; stuck in a work-to-couch loop.
It’s more than just a ping list on FR at this point.
It is moving into becoming it’s own organization, like the Boy Scouts or the Chamber of Commerce. It will have meetings, phone calls, emails, etc., and plans will be formed and executed.
It will be separate and distinct from every other conservative organization, website, etc. It’s brand new. It has no backers yet. None. The whole plan is to specifically not have big major backers; to not be a front organization. No CIA, no Koch brothers, no Birchers, no Nazis, no secret left-wing backers, etc. The idea is to be a “front” organization, as it were, for small business owners who also see the Bible as their rule and guide for life. It’s not a Church, though - it’s a business.
Once marketing begins, other people will join. The exact same issue arises: who are these new people really, and they will want to know who the current members are really.
Everybody wants to know who they are dealing with.
If you FReepmail me, I’ll send you my info and I’ll look forward to you grilling me like a tuna.
[there Mr. Soros, how was that ? Ok ? Oh, is this thing still on ?]