Saturday, November 6, 2010

No More "Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament"

The original Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament Facebook group, has finally shut its doors.

Some would say this was a long time coming -- not only because Parliament re-opened several months ago, but because the group had fallen listless and troll-dominated for months (due in no small part to the group's creators -- Christopher White and Shilo Davis -- deciding that they had better things to do, than maintain their protest group of 200,000+ people). It particularly reached the breaking point in the last 48 hours, with the appointment of a new moderator, who got rid of the many incarnations of a Harper fanatic who repeatedly harassed the group, accused several of its members of terrorism and treason (myself included), and who went so far as to create several fake profiles to continue doing this. However, this new mod also went so far as to delete several other users who, as far as I could tell, broke no reasonable rules (unless you think it's unreasonable to publicly question or criticize your new admin).

So, this is how activism dies -- with anger, apathy, and arrogance.

1 comment:

CanNurse said...

Thanks for this summary, Stephen. I was sick & missed the whole meltdown so this is esp. helpful to catch me up.