Government Accountability App.
An app that explains how to set up the circles below and how to use an iterative inquiry process to create accountability and transparency that will also bridge to a clear net protonmail account to make the actual anonymous email contacts with the legal depts that takes the public record requests. In the US there are literally 87000 governments so some updated listing of those contact emails might be helpful but not essential. Maybe just all the city, county and major agency contacts with Public Records Request Act info links for each context
In the US at the top of a government will be a sponsored politician or group of them. These people have basically relied upon a criminal bribery based process to gain their position. They also tend to be fly by night. They rely on technocrats or buearaucrats to get things done but under sponsorship their influence will tend be corrupting at best. When bueraucracies with all their inherant problems also become fundamentally corrupted with nepotism and cronyism they become literally dangerous to the citizenry.
On the other hand they tend to be composed of citizens at both the base of their pyramid and at the top. In the US there also tends to be a legal counsel at the top that can be queried by the citizens that make up the pyramid through the PRA and FOIA laws.
The Public Records Act in particular allows for anonymous queries and imposes time lines on the legal counsel and forces the response to be actually responsive. This means line staff can use blinded transparency to interatively question that entity. What is great about this is answers don’t just produce records, in practice they force answers that have to be vetted for the press (court of public opinion) and court so an interative process of questioning followed by research on provided answers in successive narrowing down cycles by the querant group begins to increase exposure for the legal group which forces them to address discrepencies they uncover as they go as their exposure and skin in the game incrementally increases, but in practice this also increases the legal group’s power so its can be positive for their job satisfaction.
So what happens is the line staff in base of the pyramid can act as the legal group’s eyes and in so doing if line has have blinded transparency they still get recognized credit which works to purge the fear based environment that corruption relies upon but it also means the chain can’t practically retaliate with claims that its authority is being subverted. Paradoxically they might retaliate somewhat blindly but that retaliation would be recognized for what it is will and subsequently be drawn into the focus of the iterative process, plus its hard to prove intent or philosophically reject the process so enforceability is not practical. So this is a top down transparency process that can be used to nulify almost any chain and especially abuses that revolve around productivity ideation and associated terrorizing of staff by generally useless management. Its a flatener, presumably the staff can use it to eluminate coercion and the fear based environments that get people sick
All it takes is small groups of people to get together and begin the iterative inquiry process. Straight transparency would be very protective but right now in say the example of a county a line staff member may give a friend that doesnt work for the county a couple hundred dollars to go buy a net book with cash at a retail store and then have that friend act as a proxy only using that net book for anonymous county counsel PRA queries and only on the friend’s own ISP but also using anonymous protonmail account with Tor stick- that provides at least pseudo anonymity and probably more for now and then acting themselves as the proxy for a small group that will come up with the successive queries and research them- that makes retaliation impractical because no one is keeping track of who comes up with individual queries. No, its just the only citizens in a practical postition to police a buearaucracy policing it. And these groups don’t have leaders or structure or actual memberships or even names just some shared values and norms especially wanting work environments where they have a voice and are trusted, and valued and have autonomy and some security- none of this is present in fear based environments.
SAFE takes the place of TOR in the above scenario but still needs bridge, or maybe SAFE on TAILs to Proton. Maybe SAFE to TOR to Proton?