At Aug 7 at 1:46 (2017-08-07 01:46:18Z) The Dude asked the question Is there a verb form of the word “agenda”, as in, to create a political agenda for or against something?:
Is there a verb form of the word “agenda”, as in, to create a political agenda for or against something?
It doesn’t have to contain the root word, but I would like at least a synonym.
At Aug 7 at 2:23 (2017-08-07 02:23:21Z) Phil Sweet posted this comment:
If one person sets the agenda, its called demagoguery. If a few people do this, its called oligarchy, If someone gets a bunch of people together and lets them decide the agenda, its called political organizing.
Some time, probably between 3:00 and 3:30, I posted a comment. It was probably the fourth or fifth comment on the question at the time. To the best of my memory, it was:
Maybe “plot”, “scheme”, or “strategize”?
I believe that these were valid, constructive suggestions for answers to the question — assuming that it means developing (conceiving) an agenda, and not manufacturing a document — but clearly not developed well enough to be posted as an answer — and definitely in the spirit of Phil’s comment.
At Aug 7 at 3:44 (2017-08-07 03:44:28Z) Yosef Baskin posted this comment:
I hear what @Scott hears, that the OP is asking about activism, not the open agendas of meetings. More like angling, jockeying, politicizing, planning behind the scenes, and conniving for hidden agendas.
So I got a ping in my inbox. So I came back to the question to see how the conversation had proceeded, only to find that my comment was gone. Why was it deleted?
P.S. Phil’s comment has three votes at the moment, and Yosef’s comment has one.
P.P.S. It’s sad how many questions similar to this one there are just on EL&U Meta alone.