Way back when it started, Unity08 had an “Ask the Founders” web page in which anyone, absolutely anyone, could pose a question to be read and answered by the people who founded and formed the board of directors of Unity08. As the months passed, the founders and members of the board of directors actually answered those questions less and less. Then Unity08 deleted its “Ask the Founders” board.
Now it has been announced by Unity08 that in order to pose a question to the leadership of Unity08, a person will have to follow these steps:
1. Register as a delegate of Unity08
2. Sign up as a delegate recruiter
3. Win an award as the person who has recruited the most delegates
Otherwise, says Unity08, you’re not going to have the leaders of Unity08 say word one to you.
What Unity08 says in this regard is not entirely true, of course. You could be a powerful donor, or member of the media, or politician. Then you get to ask your question right away.
All this, and Unity08 still has the gall to call itself a “grassroots” “people’s movement.”