Grassroots Gerrrymandering: Better Problem-Solving and a DAO sine qua non

Gerrymandering describes how habitual politicians draw election maps so their party's candidates get elected. The term originated in 1812 in Massachusetts when Governor Elbridge Gerry approved a district that looked like a salamader (Smithsonian article with map).

Besides existing dinosaur districts, Timism provides a special brainbee to create problem-solving districts without traditional political boundaries to foster shared understanding and combined action: Grassroot Gerrymandering (GeeGee). While GeeGee works in traditional political boundaries to obviate the status quo, the most important one will be Continental Grassroot Gerrymandering. It will be ultimate DAO (decentralized autonomous organization), creative rather than cancerous of human integrity.

When one signs up, one's account has a continental designation, e.g., Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Pacifica, and South America. Continental GeeGees work like this. On a monthly, new brainbees begin for a list of issues.

  1. When seven people have submitted their problem-definitions/solutions, a level 1 brainbee will begin for that cyber classroom of seven.
  2. The winner is posted to Level 2. When there are seven second level winners, a level 2 brainbee will begin.
  3. The level 2 winner is posted to the third level with subsequent brainbee.
  4. And so forth.

After level 1, voting is by the voters of the prior level (49) so that the winner of the new level reflects a broader conscensus. While it is technologically feasible to have all submitters voting at each level, re-representative democracy is better than burning people out from over-voting on the same issue. Final monthly results will be posted on the internet.

Startup issues for grassroot gerrymandering efforts are:

  1. How to stop climate hell.
  2. What industries should be re-timed or de-timed.
  3. Timists: The Party of, by and for More Time.
  4. Boycotts of the month.
  5. Ostracism
  6. Pardons.
  7. Bullying

Language disparities between nations on a continental are eliminated by on-line translators.

Much of Grassroot Gerrymandering will begin at the local school level from which the winner will integrated into the CeeGeeGees. This improves efficiency.

In the United States, there are about 67,000 public elementary schools (2021) (and about 20,000 private elementary schools). Elementary schools are the basis of restructuring our democracy for better democracy--see Elementary Democracy. While the traditional hierarchy will be observed (school, district, state, nation), grassroot gerrymandering will be a second hierarchy derived from brainbees of the increasing number of elementary schools fulfilling basic requirements, e.g., 49 supporters claiming the school. At each power of 7 increase (7,49, 343,2401,16,807, 67,000), a brainbee will be held for leadership. And, monthly brainbees for "citizen proposals" whereby elementary schools can share time-saving, money-saving ideas.

Citizens associated with private schools will be able to participate in the activities of the public school district in which they live. Timism is about solving public problems not privileges (private laws). The same is true for charter schools. When you sign up, cite the public school in which you live, not your private school.