Indymedia UK – Dramatic Fail!
For quite some time now Indymedia UK has been plagued by the so called 911 truth movement. These poor deluded souls seem to think the United States so powerful that a bunch of ignorant Arabs could never have carried out the 11/9 attacks.
So convinced are they that they have spent the past 6/7 years desperately attempting to forge links between ever more tenuous pieces of ‘evidence’ and then spamming what seems like the entire internet with their new ‘proof’.
Indymedia UK has been a target because of its open publishing policy which, whilst I agree with the sentiment, has left them seemingly powerless to fend off this deluge of racist, paranoid drivel. Everyday it seems that their is some wingnut posting fresh rubbish to the newswire in a frustrating attempt to wake us ‘sheeple’ from our slumber.
This arrogant dismissal of all who disagree with their delusion really ticks me off by the way.
It has somewhat bewildered me that Indymedia has tolerated this deluge. I would have thought that somewhere in the guidelines that govern the use of the website there would have been some tool they could use to delete this rubbish.
It does seem however that this is not the case and as is revealed in this recent 9/11 post the insanity of the truthers has now infected the moderators of the board.
If anything I would hope that this behaviour, hiding comments critical of the truthers, would serve to have this particular admins status revoked. Sadly I do not think this will be the case. It has become ever more apparent that far from the stated aim of open publishing IMUK is little more than a promotional tool for the admins pet projects/campaigns be they Climate Camping, 9/11 truthing or hiding from the evil lizard people.
IM quite happily tolerates comments from fascists and other neo-nazis but refuses to tolerate even the most mild of criticisms of moderator projects.
Power to the people or power to the moderators?
This show in glorious technicolour how anarchistic organisation without actual organisation fails. The moderators have no responsibility to anyone but themselves. They are not responsible to the ‘wider movement’ who have no way to hold them to account for their actions or lack thereof.
The same goes for anarchist groups that do not have a structure that can hold their members to account for their actions. Without structure informal hierarchies emerge that are even more insidious than the ones that dominate the present society.