|NYC BMC (BUSH-LEAGUE NETWORK)
THE POINT OF NO RETURN
"The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it."
-- John Gilmore
i) Open Publishing is Dead
The death of the IMC Open Publishing Network is not the result of natural causes but the result of betrayal; the betrayal of the promise of Seattle, and the principles that brought it to life.
The IMC Network is past crisis; it has adopted the logic of conformity, security and exclusion, and must now follow it to its logical conclusion.
As we said before, logic is a poor substitute for reason and critical thought.
Now, the Network has no choice: censor everything or nothing. There is no in-between. It's either "Open Publishing" or it's not. It should be obvious, by now, what it isn't.
ii) "Uncensored" IMCLF Posts Contain "Hidden" Criticism Of The NYC IMC Editorial Collective
For some time now, the NYC IMC editorial collective has been busy ruthlessly censoring overt IMCLF communications from readers, in some cases going so far as to delete titles and entire texts from the "hidden" archive.
Meanwhile, also for some time now, the exact same editorial collective has unknowingly "permitted" numerous posts from the IMCLF to remain on the wire unmolested.
Long ago we anticipated the censors and took the initiative to conceal ourselves accordingly.
The examples of permitted posts that follow are complete fictions, absurd and irrelevant but "acceptable" stories, entirely concocted to by-pass the 24/7 censor bureau's detection.
iii) Examples of Uncensored IMCLF Editorials
Embedded within the following examples of uncensored posts are a series of IMCLF editorials critically denouncing the NYC IMC's administration and its policies.
The unmolested criticism can be read by anyone.
If you don't believe it, simply select the links below. When you get to the stories, use the "View - Source" feature on your browser and examine the text of the editorials concealed in the html files, immediately following the <HEAD> tag(s).
But please, don't forget to come back here and finish reading what we have to say; our last words on the subject.
Follow these links:
Final Word Of The IMCLF
Don't think for a moment that's the only way we have gotten our messages across, despite the constant efforts of the NYC IMC censorship bureau.
From here on, you will never know which stories the IMCLF submitted.
From here on, you will never know whether or not you have put our work on the front page, left it standing on the wire or sent it to the trash bin.
You will never be able to calculate the damage you have done until it rises up, knocks you down and slays you with the same recklessness you've shown toward so many others.
Every time you hit the delete key, remember what you just read.
We'll be seeing you, but you'll never know when you are seeing us.
4th POG PsyOps
The rapid and progressive demise of Indymedia follows a classic pattern of scientific behavior modification, business and opinion management techniques (4th POG PsyOps: see below), starting at the core of influence and radiating outward, designed to undermine the principles and practice of the Open Publishing Network through a process of incremental control and erosion.
The IMCLF has tried our best to raise the alert. There's nothing more we can do - short of sabotage - since we advocate neither crime nor violence.
NYC IMC operatives have tried their best to smear the efforts of the IMCLF for only one reason: The IMCLF advocates free-speech, Open Publishing and the principles of "community-based participatory media."
There is a simple method of outing Bush-League collaborators: they advocate censorship.
It's that simple.
For the last time:
HANDS OFF THE WIRE!
4th POG PsyOps