There you are ladies and gentlemen, from the Tech guys: in the 4 weeks of February, 806 page views from 454 unique visitors to our public interest site – obviously the truth is a very interesting read for a lot of people out there. WE thank you for your continuing support and all the messages you’ve sent for us to do more and to keep on going. We’re listening and we’re going to act.
Speaking of keeping on going……
There are some people out there who want to shut down our site Ed – it’s everybody’s site!!! They are angry because things are not going their way for a change. Other people want to censor us, they want us to go away and never come back. They want to kill Cardfightback, destroy our freedom of speech and make sure that all of our readers around the country are kept in the dark about what is actually going on in the NT Education Dept and who’s responsible. Our friends in the Education Union tell us that some Lilliputians continue to threaten our site because sadly they don’t know any other way to behave. Their arrogance is truly breathtaking at times, their lying knows no bounds.
Looking down from their self-proclaimed moral high ground, they don’t like us telling YOU the truth. They get upset when we dare to have a different opinion to them. They would rather you – all the parents, teachers, Union members, principals, students, members of the public and media people who read this site – didn’t know what’s really happening behind the scenes of the NT Education Dept: they would rather you were lied to, they would rather keep their bad behaviour secret so they can continue to get away with being unaccountable. Is Mr Elferink going to be any different to Gary Barnes? We sincerely hope so as Mr Barnes allowed all sorts of bad things to happen to teachers under his watch.
They want Cardfightback neutered, silenced, repressed, restricted and sanitized but you can’t hide the truth for ever, no matter how uncomfortable reading it makes for some people.
“Truth is the ultimate defence” remember and we only publish the truth. We also give people the opportunity to get their stories out without fear of retaliation or retribution (something NT DECS is very good at) and advice on how to keep yourself safe in the workplace. Ultimately we offer an alternative to the propaganda dished out to a compliant media by people like Gary Barnes and Eva Lawler who seem to get far too much unchallenged newspaper space and air time in our opinion. We also give people the tools to help them make proper informed decisions. For example, we educate new teachers who are thinking about coming to work in the NT about some of the things they can expect to see once they arrive.
Nobody ever changed the world without making enemies. If you’re not pissing anybody off, you’re probably not doing anything useful to make the world a better place to live in.
There’s an important corollary to that observation: when participating in ‘activism for change’ as we all are here, nobody should fear criticism from the privileged. Those people like things the way they are, with them in the seat of the privileged, thank you very much. Therefore, changing the world with a passion for justice has always drawn opposition from the so-called powerful.
But powerful ideas, such as the immense benefit to NT children’s education from having a controlling Institution like the Education Dept being held accountable for the damage they do to the educators of those children, have a tendency to take on a life on their own. Once they gain enough momentum, they tend to snowball. And you can help them snowball by telling everyone you know about our humble site. Encourage them to visit us, to comment, to write to their newspapers (see the extra page added with contact details under the header photo), to post it around the Internet and on Facebook and Twitter.
As an ‘activist for change’, you will always get flak and harsh words for trying to make the world a better place. Challenging the status quo in unthinkable ways (unthinkable for the privileged that is) is always met with hostility.
Change the world around you in any way you can. Doing nothing ensures nothing changes. One single person CAN change big things, just look at history for numerous examples.
And have fun. Have fun making defenders of the status quo angry. That’s important too.
Help us keep Cardfightback alive. Just in case something does go wrong, we encourage you to copy it and seed it into the blogosphere or start your own. It’s easy. Happy typing.
CFB Team. Here to stay.