Sooo the world of horses strikes again…!
I should not be amazed, but oh boy, people keep surprising me…
If anyone missed it, I posted this https://starstonestenfalk.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/do-we-need-blood/ about a week ago, rather amazed by my own tolerance for animal abuse. That is really, if you read and understand what I write, what that post is about.
I do mention a face book group, as an example, I do not use their name though, because that was hardly the point.
I think I will now though.
So, about the time where my friend and I posted the pictures from the Danish Championship in Dressage, I was added to a secret group on face book called Flashmob against Rollkur. I must admit, my first thought was “hell no” but since it was a secret group, I lingered to see if they were up to any good. I don’t mind helping, but I do mind being part of anything including the word “mob.”
That is just not serious. No one naming themselves that, can expect to be taken seriously. Still, it could just be an unfortunate name, picked by some Dane who didn’t know what it meant and thought it sounded cool… maybe the group in itself was good enough.
Since I “joined” they have spent their time not coming up with anything constructive, even being unable to agree on a simple picture for their logo… Horse-girls when they are worst? I must admit, I didn’t pay much attention to them, since I didn’t see them as a serious group at all.
So, today I come home from the stable to find that they have come across my “do we need blood” post and that they are freaking out. First off, because I mention them, how dare I, it’s a secret group!
Oh well, that is kind of why I didn’t use the name of the group. Besides, I figured it was only secret because people didn’t want anyone to know who was part of it, because on face book you use your real name and this IS the world of horses and if you are seen in a group like that, there is a very good chance you will be black listed…
Stupid me! No the group, it turns out, is secret because they want to do secret things, like plan their secret demonstration at the European Championships, and how dare I tell on them? Explain yourself!
Since I wasn’t online- so sorry, I have a life, I am not online 24-7, I actually turn off the computer quite a lot, or disconnect the internet, because guess what, my life isn’t so boring that I must be on face book at all hours of the day- they started freaking out. Why was I not answering? Had I left the group? (they didn’t remember my name and couldn’t find out who they were angry at…) And even worse, was I censoring them on my blog???
I must admit, I was laughing when I saw the flashmob flaring across my screen as I turned on my computer…
Here is a clue for you girls, when you comment on this blog, it says “your comment is awaiting moderation,” if it is the first time you are commenting here. That means, that the comment must be approved by the webmaster- in this case me- before it goes public. This is a simple and necessary standard setting, preventing spam, porn sites and online dating and sex stuff to link to my blog. I must approve that the person writing on my posts are in fact a real person, not just a clever robot.
Although, some robots clearly are brighter than some people, I have NEVER so far, censured anyone off my blog. I explained that to the flashmob.
They instantly replied by asking me to delete all references to their group on my blog. I refused. For someone who claim to dislike censorship, they have an odd way of proving it. I should be censored on my blog, but they should not? Come on girls, get real…
I also told them that I have nothing to explain and that I stand by every word I wrote, but now that we were at it, the name of the group was downright stupid, and the way they were behaving, no one was ever going to take them seriously. As far as the demonstration is concerned, it is ridiculous to keep it secret.
First off, that is illegal, all demonstrations must be called in to the police before hand, or they will all be arrested. Second, so far, about 34 people are set to show up.
And they are keeping it secret?
Now, if I was planning a demonstration, I would want at least 5000 people to show up, I would tell everyone I knew, I would beg, borrow and steal to make people support the cause. 34 people, wearing matching t-shirts, if they can agree on a logo by the end of the month?
Sure, give DRF and FEI something to laugh about. They will think that it is just a small group of fanatics. Which it is. Easily overheard, and damaging the cause more than helping it. But sure, let’s keep it secret. What is this, kinder garden? Oh wait… I think so….
I was told that the group name had been up for a vote, did I miss that? Well yes, since I was added a long time after the group was founded… that doesn’t change the bad associations the name stirs in me, but if you can’t say that, really then this is a mob.
Lynch mob might have been a better name?
I was told too that no one was forcing me to be in the group.
Now this all happened in a matter of seconds. I can honestly say, I didn’t read half of the comments. My life is simply too short for those kind of people. I just deleted myself from their very secret group and whished them the best of luck.
After all, we all want Rollkur stopped. I hope they succeed with all their sneaking around, acting like a bunch of naughty children, but that is not me.
I prefer to be out and open, to say what I mean and no, I do not take kindly to people trying to censor me on my blog. Remember that, before you fly off the handle over this post girls…!
As for revealing the name of their group now, it hardly matters. The group is secret, that means that even if you know its name, you can’t search and find it on face book. You must be added by a member to ever come across it, so I am not hurting anyone.
Except for those who liked to play the stealth game. Which really, doesn’t help any horses, anywhere… But I am sure it is a lot of fun, if you just like to shake things up and never really change anything.
I was even asked, in a private message after I deleted myself from the group- some people just can’t take a hint- if I was the same person as my friend LHK, because then I could have revealed my colors a long time ago!
Ahm no, I am not. My name is Veronica girls, and you could have asked before adding me… let that be a lesson, someone you might add, might actually be serious about this…
I am not sure why I am writing this post. It really doesn’t bother me that they freaked out over my post, it really doesn’t bother me that they were “sitting on their hands to keep them off the keyboard so they wouldn’t write evil things to me…”
I mean come on, I can’t even read that sentence- and it was used a lot- without laughing.
It does bother me though, that this is the world of horses. This is EXACTLY why nothing ever changes. Because even those of us who should be on the same “side” always turn on each other, and for stupid, insignificant reasons.
Sad. Just sad.