Below is the text of an email I sent to the administrators of the webpage of the Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly
I read this update here, with disgust and horror.
It claims we have the endorsement of “Egypt’s” representative. We do not. We have the endorsement of the representative of a military dictatorship that only months ago deposed and imprisoned the elected leader, closed down more than half the TV channels in the country and murdered his supporters in the streets by the thousands.
To accept this government’s endorsement, especially while their crimes are still so fresh, indeed ongoing, makes a mockery of the principles we claim to stand for. What’s morem they have demonstrated (the military were in power for more than a year just before the last elections… which they annulled…) their words have zero credibility.
They will stand by a claim (the army never fired on protesters) despite copious video footage showing this to be a lie. The guy was probably, and I mean this, just making it up as he went along.
I raised these concerns with Andreas Bummel a while ago, and was told they were shared and being taken seriously. I wonder now what that meant.
My commitment to democracy is the reason I am involved in efforts towards a UNPA. This group, is also the reason I was one of the loudest and most veciferous voices against the coup.
The UNPA campaign would do well to look to the huge failures of the wikileaks party during the last elections in Australia, despite mass public support.
They got too proud of themselves and their mission, and began to think the loyalty of their supporters was blind. They then did dodgy preference deals benefiting the far right, thinking they were operators, who knew better than us moralising nit-wits from the medium tiers that wanted to act on principle.
Then we all left.
From senate candidates down to local volunteers. The whole project collapsed, because the people running it tried to act like major party hacks, not realising, their porject, unlike that of the big boys, relied on the good will of idealistic people.
I am one such idealistic person that the UNPA campaign relies upon. What’s more I have nearly ten times as many twitter followers as the official UNPA campaign account.
If you want to lose me, and others like me in the future, keep this kind of bullshit up.