Whatever the future may hold, I am very proud of what we did and what we achieved here in a relatively short time span.
We demonstrated that with imagination and creativity it is more than possible to push these issues and cases into the press and into the limelight in a way that would not ordinarily happen if left to chance.
We demonstrated that its possible to have order through chaos. We created chaos with our psychological warfare and it brought order to the test case we used it on.
We’ve shown that you don’t need to hope the press might give these issues some coverage, you can become newsworthy and they will eventually be contacting you.
We demonstrated that there is no need to sit around and wait forever for some politicians to sanction the right thing. That’s why we created our online animal abuse register.
We have endeavoured to be an example of what is possible if a few people are organised, cut the impotent rage and have direction.
Impotent rage will either eat you up or it will totally depress you. Either way its not a good state of mind.
Whether people realise/admit it or not, when they only react with impotent rage and anger then they are just damaging themselves. Guess who would love the thought of that? Yup – the abusers themselves.
Violence should only ever be a last resort and pretty much restricted to a defensive action. People write far too casually about violence which convinces me they don’t understand violence in reality.
Violence and rage are not some exact science where you get definite outcomes. Its the opposite. If people really knew the use of violence and force, they would know its like fire itself – unless used by trained experts in a controlled environment, it can get out of control, spread fast, and take a lot of innocent people with it.
That’s not some shit I read from a book.
When I was the same age as the brothers I was capable of violence that would make their eyes pop out. Against other guys of my age or older, not against dogs, that was the difference. I didn’t start or bully anyone, I was just explosive if provoked. Its not a good way to be even if it does give people pause for thought about taking the piss. Unexpected outcomes can and do happen. Its not how it is in the films.
Rage and violence is definitely not the answer to this particular issue – that’s a fact. And especially not impotent and internalised rage.
In fact. Its probably a life of rage and anger that leads to a % of people getting to a point that they are being very violent toward animals.
It doesn’t mean you then have to counter the bastards with flowers and chocolates either. Unless the flowers were Bella Donna.
It just means you need to get past rage and anger, get organised and constructive, have some clear goals, and do some things that make the issue more newsworthy for the press.
That’s how you ultimately improve the situation. You force the state to use their undoubted muscle against your enemy. And you don’t force the state by having a mass chimp out each and any time there’s a report of abuse. You force the state by not having a chimp out and showing them you mean business in audacious and relentless ways.
We’ve more than achieved the things we wanted to do. We wanted to make a big example of that pair. Done. We wanted to see if we could make these issues newsworthy. Done. We wanted to play an active part in increased sentences. Done.
We wanted to be innovative and independent and create an animal abuse database that’s easy to use and stable. Also done.
Back in October I wanted to see if the press would bite even the idea of the register if we did as part of Operation Frankish. And they did. Several newspapers.
We haven’t written a great deal since the start of the year. While regular content is important its pretty much me that writes it and after nearly two years of writing about it, I’m jaded by the subject.
Anything I have to say about abusers like them and those types of actions are all written about on this site – going all the way back to 2016. Those who are interested in getting deeper with these issues can always find that work all laid out and archived for them on here.
My preference is to actually write about positive and constructive action. You cant ultimately control what inbred morons do. But you can definitely control what you do.
The kind of news I want to bring you is precisely the sort of news that the press have spent two years devoting full pages to. I’m interested in creating constructive things like the database and conceiving of an executing public promotions that draw attention to the issues in a non dreary way.
If I cant be constructive then it does get pretty grim just writing about the latest moron and the latest example of abuse.
We obviously couldn’t just have a monkey take on the database project, owing to the nature of it, so we spent over a grand to have it built and functional.
Back in October we did a pre promo of it in four English cities/towns on the same day. That was obviously paid for as well but it went down very well with the press. Good value though. Four venues on the same day, press coverage and all for about £750.
And with a view to testing new ideas and interest in them we had a trailer made up for a potential film about these issues, inspired by the true events of the ‘Baby’ case. That was a cost that we had to meet as well.
You obviously don’t need to be a professor of economics to understand that if you have spent £ on all of that then unless its replenished (at least on some level), that you sort of come to a bit of a halt. Doesn’t matter what car you have. It will still stand still with no fuel in the tank.
Social media reach doesn’t translate into anything tangible btw. That probably isn’t a huge surprise to you, but I can definitely confirm it.
Just two weeks ago our reach hit a stunning 250,000 in about three days. Reason why? As an experimental teaser we leaked a few offenders direct to social media. What did it actually translate to though? Nothing really. In fact we had to quit doing it as people were going too far with their written seethe that it caused us issues.
We’ve had a reach as low as a few thousand when we don’t post for a a while, but my point is that reach does not equal greater levels of action, not even in % terms.
What it does do is pretty much drag in every single type of person that you least want if its coherent fixes and solutions you’re after. Still. It was worth a try if only to prove the point to ourselves.
There is a bit of a disconnect between what we want, what the press demand and what the general mass are into.
The press want and demand things that are space worthy. We can do that.
What we want are rational fixes and solutions to issues.
And what the general public appear to want is a space to unleash their own pent up hate against an abuser whose face they will soon forget, before either forgetting about it entirely or dwelling on it in a defeated way that it depresses/enrages them.
I’m not really totally convinced that the public want genuine fixes and improvements. There seems to be this totally unrealistic mentality in which the bar is set so high that it would never ever be enacted in any country. Such as calls for ‘life in prison’ and hanging for such offences.
Anything under or less than that is (perversely) seen as ‘justice not done’. That’s just too bizarre a logic for me to wrap my head around.
Its the Nirvana fallacy by which people think nothing is worth improving unless total perfection can be achieved. It might just be a way for really depressed people to excuse themselves from making any personal effort?
People hold some odd ideas that they convince themselves are truth when its really just their own irrational thought patterns at work. It starts of a bit annoying and gets quite funny. Its funny because its stupid. We’ve had casual passive aggressive critics who will say shit ‘they only do it for the ego’.
Aye. Cool story.
I cant tell you how many social doors this shit opens up for a person right enough. Its totally the sort of thing you can just casually drop in at the dinner table or on a date perhaps.
There are two subjects you would stay away from if ego was your motive. Raped kids. Tortured dogs.
You would have to be brain damaged to get into this stuff for ‘ego’. Jeez. If all you wanted was an ego boost you could just go out pubbing and with a bit of luck you might meet a real looker. Or you might get a private number plate. Or you might buy a Harley if you were having a mid life crisis.
What you wouldn’t do is get knee deep in this stuff.
This stuff is a total nightmare and does absolutely nothing good for your ego at all, in fact its just very very mentally taxing. Period.
I’ve taken a bit of a break from it in the past two weeks, and I can definitely tell you that its been great.
What now? The what now is up to you to an extent. We’ve done all the things I mentioned at the start. What more can be done?
What we should now do is set about getting the cause/issues yet more press. That can be done, but it takes time on our part and it does take funding. We’re not going to labour what is a simple fact. Or we can all just chill and be relatively pleased with how things are nation wide.
Up to you guys, one and all.
Give us some backing to enable us to do what we need to do.
And consider giving the tiny little team that we have a lift as well, because they are only human and its a cess pit dealing with this evil.