I submitted the following comment to one of my groups on MyPeace. But I think that it deserves wider attention than the relatively small membership of that group, so I'm adding it here as a blog:
That message about the survey to choose your preference between the Whopper and the Big Mac that showed up in my e-mail inbox as having been posted on THIS
thread [Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes!
!!!] was truly bizarre
I see that it has been deleted before I caught it here. Almost a shame. Maybe it should have been framed...
But seriously: I have noticed that people use sites like this and the Dennis Kucinich campaign site back in '08 for flyposting / leafletting mating (contact) ads for free. THEY fill me with pity (with a touch of annoyance). But this commercial abuse of the site gets me angry
. And ESPECIALLY such an ad on THIS thread.
It makes me wonder if this is the work of some overworked, somewhat stupid minion paid a pittance by MacDonalds to search out free Internet sites to flood with their ads... or something more sinister.
We have to steel ourselves to the fact that we - as a site - are going to be sabotaged by vested interests who don't WANT
Peace to have a chance. And some of the more active of us are going to find (or have already found) that we are being sabotaged in a directed, personal way.
The laptop that my brother lent me has become so infected that we're going to have to wipe the hard drive clean and reformat it. And the table-top PC that I'm using now has become VERY sluggish, and might well go the way of the laptop.
I am used to being submitted to this kind of harrassment since I contacted the Corrie family about my proposed tribute to Rachel
- even before
I added it to my site.
And the more active I become, the more harrassment I get.
Which only serves to encourage me more.
If you bother THEM enough for them to try to stop you, you know that THEY are scared... and that you're being effective enough for them to be
If they think that they are going to win by these nasty tactics, we need to show them that they aren't
People have been tortured and killed for standing up for Peace.
A computer that takes 5 minutes to start up and 3 minutes to open each window is a relatively tiny price to pay.