In 2012 to 2013 I developed the idea of preventing wars by forming a one policy campaign organisation whose membership would commit themselves to the idea that if the government started a war, every member would be pledged to turn up and vote for any other party at the next local, national and European election. That is, if they start a war (as opposed to a defensive action), they lose their jobs.
The goal was to have this in place within five years, by the hundredth anniversary of the Great War on 11th November 2018.
I set up a web site and started recording ideas and statistics. In my haste and keenness, I did not set up a backup regime for the site. So when a Drupal exploitation occurred, some stupid child hacker trashed the site and replaced it with some pro-Islamist pro-war bollocks. I lost all the content – all the thinking and planning I had done.
The 11112018.org.uk domain has finally expired and the web site disappeared.
It takes a lot of time, energy and planning to set up a campaign. I could not find sufficient to make mine happen. Life gets in the way. Meanwhile aid is being cut and military spending significantly increased. It all feels so futile.