I'm not going to give up trying to convince at least some of you that the real challenge is self governance. This requires better communication tools, processes and rules. The solution MUST keep everyone together as it allows every unique individual to be happy doing what they believe to be best for the initiative. There's no one right path forward.
Again, I'd offer up a new mini project to help demo my solution of how best to get many people to cooperate as one.
Let's co-create a coop flag (symbol) that we can brand this coop movement with. Let's start with figuring out our flag colors.
How many colors will be used on our flag? Who gets to choose what the colors are?
Traditionally "leadership" would make these decisions. But whatever leadership decides on, many will feel their voice did not matter and this will create separation or at a minimum a feeling of separation.
In my solution everyone has an equal voice in making both small and large coop decisions. No one (or small group) makes a subjective decision for everyone else. Your voice counts equally with every other member.
So now imagine you are tasked with putting forth your rank-ordered list of flag colors. You can put forth one color, two colors... 10 colors in your list with your favorite at the top of the list.
The instant you submit your list, it impacts the one combined group list. An algorithm that counts every list equally auto-generates this one group list.
In the beginning of the process the group list matches the very first submitter's list. As soon as the 2nd person submits the group list is the perfect combination of the two participants lists. So the group list sees great change. This is true for the first few participant submissions. But as more and more voices are submitted then the group list changes less frequently, UNLESS something someone submits sparks a change in others and gets others to change their own lists.
Now imagine a million people submit lists over a period of a week. Everyone has had time to watch the one group list stabilize on a set of rank-ordered colors. There's just one top #1 position color. The most popular. Now we could create our flag with just this one color or maybe we all decide together that two or three colors is best. This decision can be made also with another list that asks that specific decision question. Then you will submit a rank-ordered list of small integer numbers. Again, one number will rise to the top.
Here's the coolest thing about this solution. Our flag need never be a static symbol. We could have a flag that is dynamic across time. It can change with the times. It can be one thing for a while and then something else at any moment in time in the future. This solution works with the real world.
Just think about the difference between what the baby boomer generation would have set in their time and what the millennials would have for a flag now. Most likely the coop flag would see change. This is how the real world operates and coops that are inclusive of everyone should use tools, processes and rules that work with reality.
Everyone is allowed to be happy with their own lists. Everyone is happy because their voice is counted equally. Everyone can more easily accept the rule that the one group list provides the necessary data for helping to make coop decisions for the group.
We can actually do this to demo to each newcomer this innovative tech solution. Each person coming can immediately engage in this simple ask task. Each can immediately feel equality and power. IMHO this is what I believe most people in the world are in need of to get behind a movement looking to bring about positive change in the world.
This solution works at the macro and the micro grouping levels, but the key is the macro. If we are to change the world we MUST remain together and generate more power than the oligarchy has over us today. We need not force change. It will come naturally the day most people start using better solutions to cooperate in their daily lives.
I know I'm NOT the greatest in communicating my solution. Hope this attempt is more clear than any of my earlier attempts.