The folks — excuse me, the public relations executives — over at Unity08 sure do have a thing about control. After becoming disillusioned by Unity08, a delegate by the nickname of Kacz sent a message to the staff asking to be removed from the delegate rolls and to have his account purged. At first, Unity08 simply failed to respond. Then, when Kacz repeated the request, he received a one-sentence response.
It was your choice to post on the site. It is not our burden to tidy up after you.
In other words, no. They wouldn’t delete him from their woefully small delegate rolls. So Kacz did the only thing he could do: begin replacing the text of his posts with the following text:
Upon requesting that I be removed from Unity08′s delegate rolls and have my commentary removed so as tofully remove my support for this organization I received the following email from the Moderator. That it is impossible to remove oneself from this organization is a significant breach of internet etiquette which, sadly I cannot allow to continue.
Because they refused to delete his delegate account, Unity08 will now have to delete his messages one by one (something they’ve shown willingness to do before), or they’ll have to deal with the baggage of comments that clearly show unresolved discontent. This operation makes the Ross Perot campaign of 1992 look professional.
Oh, what sillies. I’m beginning to think of the Unity08 leadership as cute political plush toys. Or maybe it’s more like they’re Chia Politicians: just water them on your bookshelf and the grassroots will grow out of their own terra cotta heads.
I’m now more amused by Unity08 than anything else. How will it all finally end? What will they say? That the powers that be conspired against them? That their failure shows the system is rigged? Baloney! I mean, the system is rigged, but that’s not why Unity08 is going to fail, big time. It is going to fail because, although you can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the time the people are not fooled. There’s a probability per instance of stupid crap pulled that people will notice and react. That means if an outfit like Unity08 pulls stupid, elitist crap enough times, it doesn’t matter how many times they use the words “unity” and “take our country back,” and it doesn’t matter how high Sam Waterston wiggles his eyebrows. Sooner or later, it will stop working and people will start laughing or shouting.