... in other words, Kate at the UK Column, regarding Avaaz.org:
"Keep away from them, they simply collect your data. Gordon
Brown used them, Obama used them, They work for government and
are linked to many others like MoveOn, change.org and 38
... in other words they work for (a) Paedophiles (Gordon Brown &
Obama) and (b) Crack-cocaine-loving-cock-sucking deviants (Obama)
Which reminds me of something in recent e-mails ... where people
send me links to Websites, saying "Have I heard of them? What do
The answer is, generally, "Yes" ... but sometimes it's "No".
But that's not the point.
The point is that, creating Websites, costs 'money'. The 'smoother'
and more cushty/jazzy the site, the more 'money' was involved in
creating it. GENERALLY THE SORT OF 'MONEY' THAT ONLY GOVERNMENT
BLACK BUDGETS CAN AFFORD.
The reason for this is because the 'smoothness' and 'jazziness' is
'Geeks' to create ... people who know absolutely nothing ... except
how to write Computer Scripts.
So ... when you look at a site ... look at the jazziness &
smoothness of the functionality. This (almost always) gives a BIG
CLUE as to 'who is, actually, behind them'.
The obvious ones are Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo ... even Amazon &
eBay ... etc.
(Personally I do use Amazon and eBay ... SO I KNOW MY PURCHASES ARE
TRACKED AND TRACED ... but I don't really care about that ... since
I've no intention of buying Snuff Movies, or Child Porn, etc. In
fact my 'purchasing profile' PROVES that I don't).
The reason why I don't use Facebook & Twitter, etc is because if
the intent of their design.
Yes, the intent is to create an in-depth profile of you ... but it's
more than that.
It's to CONTROL you. It's also to get you to RELY on it.
You post something up on Facebook ... and everyone clambers to read
While they are clambering to read it ... THEY ARE NOT GETTING OFF
THEIR FUCKING ARSES AND DOING ANYTHING THEMSELVES.
I know that Michael Doherty uses his Facebook Page to get
information out to his followers.
And, yes, that is surely 'useful'.
But ... think about it. MICHAEL IS STILL THE ONLY ONE WHO'S
-ACTUALLY- DOING ANYTHING.
Sure, he's becoming a 'hero in his own lunchtime' ... and sure ...
he deserves it ... but that's just ONE!
If even only ONE PERCENT of his followers would do likewise, we
could make serious inroads into this corruption.
And that's the point ... Facebook doesn't create ACTION ...
and ACTION is what we need
Facebook just creates "Ooooh! Aaaaah!" ("Spectacle"?)
I've only ever seen a few Websites that tend to break the "jazziness
means avoid it" Rule.
One is CheckTheEvidence.com which is run by my very good
friend Andrew Johnson ... although it's not terribly 'jazzy'.
Another is DrJudyWood.com, in which Andrew has a major hand
... once again 'not terribly jazzy'.
Another, which was brought to my attention recently ... which IS
quite smooth & jazzy ... is GetOutOfDebtFree.org. I was
- initially - a bit sceptical about that site until I checked and
found it was created by Jon Witterick ... who was one of the first
to push out GOOD 'paperwork' stuff about getting rid of debts. So,
although this site is smooth and a bit jazzy, Jon is putting out
good stuff. (My own DebBust offering is based on a
re-write and adaptation of Jon's original works) The only
problem is that he's not 'moving on' and 'developing' it. And this
needs to happen because the 'paperwork' route only works sometimes
(it depends on how Fascist the Protagonists are).
I think that the difference, that makes the above sites "OK", is the
DEPTH and DETAIL of the information they are putting out.
So, that's something to assess i.e. "Is this site REALLY telling
me anything, and is it glossing over details?".
Sites like Avaaz and PetitionsUK fail anyway, because (as I said
years ago in my book), Petitions, Demonstrations, Letter-writing
Campaigns ("Everyone write to your MP!") ... and so on ... never
create any real change ... 'They' simply laugh behind their hands at
you - for wasting your time. (I don't know how the information got
passed to Tom Watson last year ... it must be the exception that
broke the Rule).
(Out Letter to Cameron & Osborne isn't a 'campaign' or
'petition'. It's a Writ of Mandamus ...that's not a 'polite
Petition Request' ... it's not "10,000 people support saving the
badgers" ... it's a "Command" saying get off your arse, or make
way for someone who will. It will only become a laughing
matter if we fail to implement the threat to hold them accountable
I hope this helps when deciding which Websites to follow ... it IS a
tricky business ... just watch out for being 'sucked in to INaction'
("ACTIONS speak louder than words")