Our mission is to bring together people who want to improve society by solving problems with honest and civil debate.
Our current political system has become progressively more identity-based and tribal, which is destroying the ability to build consensus and effectively address important issues of modern life.
Policy positions on important topics are becoming increasingly based on emotion, personal identity, and the dehumanization (and subsequent fear and vilification) of those with contrary views - on both extremes of the political spectrum. We fight for the free exchange and debate of ideas so we can promote practical, reasoned solutions.
We will provide a platform to enable a virtual, crowd-sourced think tank wherein people of differing views can humanize each other while using commonly-approved problem-solving methods, including the Socratic Method and independent data gathering, to address a variety of issues with the purpose of resolving the issues without descending into uncivil discussion. Fallacies will be called out and fake news will be identified, and all sides agree to concede a point when presented with unassailable facts or logic. Most importantly, all discussions on IDW.community begin with the premise that all involved parties are good people who want to do good and think they are right. Just like you.
In addition, we hope to provide a place for people to get involved with the IDW movement, keep up with news, and meet others.
IDW.community is a member-focused organization that doesn’t charge anything, have ads or sell your information to anyone, nor are we directly affiliated with any public figure.