Unfortunately, my attempts to start a Revolution on Wednesday resulted in rather a damp squib! It was reminiscent of a time in my life when I falsely claimed organisational skills on my CV and fecked up at least 20 appointments and 3 seminars. Note to self, do not attempt to organise anything ever again, not even a drinking session in a brewery.
Apparently, there is a lot more to stirring up a mob than watching The Motor Cycle Diaries and knowing all the words to The Red Flag (as do all visitors to my home, it is pinned to the loo door :) ). And in this day and age, how to send and receive text messages is essential Doh! (blushing smiley), as indeed is a rapid course on how to use the internet technology effectively, ok, I'm standing in the corner now facing the wall.
'I say old chap' and 'its just not cricket' doesn't really cut the mustard when one is part of a mob storming the Houses of Parliament. In retrospect, my choice of venue may not have been one of my brightest ideas, though my green tea and home made scones went down rather well with a 7ft Jesus and his hip hop companions! I did manage do a 30minute interview with a Hungarian journalist and I spoke to a few other reporters. Everyone agreed the McCann case is a cover up and scam, but meeting up with people and the Madeleine message was lost in overall cause, Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square were chocabloc, doh!
Would I do it again! Absolutely! The atmosphere was electric and all of the people so good natured. Age, colour, ability or disability, it mattered not. On the rare occasion I go to a pub, I usually find all the nice people are outside (no matter what the weather, lol) smoking, or even not smoking and having a laugh. That's how it felt on Wednesday night.
I didn't stay late, I had the hospital yesterday, but had I been 20 years younger I would have! Did it achieve anything? Probably not, I remember all too well the Marches against the War in Iraq, and how the voices of the people fell onto deaf ears. But it reminds those in power that WE are the many, and they are the few, something they seem to forget at times.
Will I give up on Revolutions, not at all, but before I attempt to start another one, will check out local college courses, or maybe google 'how to start an uprising?' - have been studying Wat Tyler lately but I don't think it ended too well for him :(
Monday, 3 November 2014
Following the recent tragic death of Brenda Leyland, I will be joining the Anonymous March in Trafalgar Square, Central London on Wednesday 5th November if anyone wants to join me, from 4.00p.m. - official march begins at 6.00pm.
Brenda was the latest victim in a long running campaign by Gerry and Kate McCann to shut down internet discussion about their daughter's disappearance. It reared its head with the publication of the Summers and Swan book, where the authors officially labelled those who didn't believe the McCanns abduction story as haters and trolls, and culminated in an entire day of rolling news exposing Brenda Leyland as a hate filled troll. All of which has since been disproved.
Brenda was NOT a troll, she didn't threaten or abuse anyone, she was a concerned member of the public who knew, as many of us do, that the authorities and the Mainstream Media have not been telling the truth about this case. Gerry McCann demanded that an example be made of one of those who criticised himself and his wife, and for whatever reason Brenda Leyland was selected. Why she was selected is a mystery, one that will hopefully be revealed by the Inquest. Other posters had made far worse remarks than Brenda ever did, so why did Sky News, or the dossier compilers select her?
I want the authorities to know that we will be watching the Inquest very carefully, and that we know the truth. I want to see Brenda's good name and reputation restored and I want to see to see apologies to her family. There will be many who want this shameful episode forgotten and brushed under the carpet, and for Brenda's sake we should make sure this never happens.
For 7 years, we in the UK have been watching a circus, a debacle, a cover up on a spectacular scale that might well lead to the very heart of the establishment - we just don't know. This case was solved by the Portuguese police 7 years ago, but for some reason the UK cannot or will not accept their conclusions. The original lead detective was taken off the case, and ever since we have had nothing but smoke and mirrors.
During the worst financial crisis I have seen in my lifetime, the UK government are pouring millions of pounds of public funds into a cold case that can never be resolved until all the main characters are included in the investigation!
Something that is looking increasingly less likely as the years go by.
My protest is not against the family, lord knows they have enough to deal with, and I hope that anyone who joins me will not abuse nor harass them, there are innocents involved.
I do however want to harass the politicians, and ask why not one of them, not even a rogue one, has had the guts to ask in parliament what on earth is going on in this case? People like Brenda, myself and thousands of others are asking questions that should be coming from those who represent us. And asking those questions should not be a public order offence, a small child disappeared and that should concern everyone.
Unfortunately, this case has become so much more than that of a missing child. It is being used as a means to introduce policing of the internet, it has become a direct threat to Freedom of Speech. The McCanns and their most vociferous supporters claim their lives are affected by what is said about them online - Seriously? And I say this as the victim of every sick, depraved, troll and stalker on the net for the past 7 years - try googling my name! In my opinion, if internet abuse bothers you that much, you should stay out of the public eye!
Ditto the #McCann hashtag on twitter, its a battleground, the skill lies in outwitting and spearing your opponent in 140 characters, its not everyone's cup of tea, but for some it saves kicking the dog. However, if you are of a sensitive disposition, steer clear, there are zillions of other hashtags! Such is human nature weirdos will crop up in every walk of life, running to the teacher, a policeman or whoever you deem appropriate to take charge of your life, will not make them go away. No-one has that power. It is impossible to legislate against human nature.
Some people fail to understand that the only control they have, is over their own lives - outside enemies, dangers, etc, will always be there, it is how they react to them that matters. If they allow those fears to get inside their heads and grow out of proportion, that is their own choice, but they have just bypassed the ONLY part of the action and the reaction they had control of.
A law cannot be tailor made to fit the McCanns' internet needs. Any law that protects victims and parents will affect ALL victims and parents. Ergo, we can never again criticise anyone with offspring. What we are witnessing is megalomania in action, but it suits those who want to bring in tighter controls over the internet.
Conspiracy is not a dirty word, conspiracies can and do happen, history is littered with them. There are indeed Dr. Evils stroking their white cats and plotting ways and means in which to take over the world through the power of the internet. At the moment it is LAWLESS, its classless - they'll let anyone in and there isn't a VIP lounge. History is now all inclusive, the masses can have their say, no-one is excluded, there isn't an elite. Eeeeek.
The McCanns and their supporters (perhaps one hand washes the other?) want legislation that will make having an opinion a criminal offence - and it won't just apply to their case (much as they might like that) it will apply to EVERY case. This is a couple who fought for a book to be banned (succeeded in UK) and who have sued and threatened to sue anyone who criticises them. Are they really the best people to be advising a government on privacy law? The UK already has the most draconian libel laws in the world, what else is there left to gag?
The McCanns with the best spin doctors public donations can buy, are very good at manipulating public opinion. They went from parents who committed an act of gross negligence to tragic heroes anointed by the Pope and feted by the Great and Good! Convincing the public that Freedom of Speech on the internet is a dangerous thing, should be a piece of cake!
For Madeleine's sake, for Brenda's sake and for the sake of Freedom of Speech we need to make a stand.