Are We Having Fun Yet?

“If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.”

Attend a freedom function, liberty luncheon, Constitutional conference and you’ll more than likely hear this statement at least once. A testament to the validity of this sentiment may be in the fact that the “liberty movement” is still going strong when so many predicted its demise after the 2008 election. Of course, it could also have something to do with the fact that people actually do like to be free.

Whatever the reason, everything is better when it’s fun. So, when the folks at Volkswagen launched their campaign and contest to find the most creative way  appeal to an individual’s automatic inclination to seek fun, they received some admirable submissions.

The campaign was called The Fun Theory and the contest required video submissions of individuals around the world creating unique ways to appeal to a person’s desire to have fun and use that to affect some small change. Their web site features a number of notable ideas all captured in short videos and available for viewing (see the link below).

The reason I mention this campaign (as opposed to simply sharing it with a few friends via social media) is that it is an extremely valid idea. With the creative minds engaged in this game to achieve honest freedom, I believe we may have our best ideas yet to be discovered.

So, I’ll lay the challenge to you to come up with the brightest and most fun way to communicate the particular aspect of freedom you find most important that will engage those around you and then find a way to make it happen and record the results. I’ll promise ten ounces of silver to the most creative idea captured on video that effectively generates awareness of some aspect of this game to win liberty in the US. Maybe your interest is in showing how un-Constitutional the current tax laws are, perhaps you would love to wake folks up to the idea that the right to bear arms is just that and not a licensed privilege. Perhaps you feel strongly that the right to free speech includes the Internet and you oppose censorship, taxation or another form of active suppression on that communication tool.

Whatever it is, the clock starts now and in a week or so, I’ll list all the pertinent details for the contest and we’ll just see how much fun you can have, how many people you can engage in your education and how cool your video skills are. So, keep an eye on this site for more news in the coming days.

The gauntlet has been thrown. Ten ounces of AOCS approved silver is nothing to sneeze at. Are you up to the challenge?

Here’s a bit of inspiration (and where I came up with this idea – thanks to my buddy, Rob)…

Volkswagen’s “The Fun Theory” web site states that it is “…dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change for the better.” Learn more about their unique campaign here…