—- PLEASE READ OUR OBJECTIVE FIRST!!!!——
Just to be clear about our purpose: We are sharing the Caleb and Sparlock on Friday June 22nd to help raise awareness for the abuse the Watchtower Society afflicts on children every day. I will make a link with a brief message you can change if you want on the 21st, and then we all post the video with a message attached on our walls on the 22nd. The idea will be to get other people who are not ex-Witnesses to become aware of this video, most people outside of our community have not seen this video.
For those who don’t know the back story, this video was created for Jehovah’s Witnesses by the Watchtower Society with the intent for use on very young children. The video is clearly psychologically abusive. It garnered outrage on reddit and was briefly on the front page. It began to explode on Youtube, and the Watchtower was forced to get the video taken down by filing a copyright infringement claim (on free material). We cannot let the Watchtower win this battle.
It’s pretty clear that the Watchtower is on the ropes. People are leaving in droves. This our punch back into their gut.
Here is a mirror of the video. Please don’t share it a lot before the post date, otherwise the society may find a way to take it down to, and I’m not aware of any other links right now.http://www.vidvir.com/watch/Kpl#.T8p4-NVtqSq
100 PEOPLE SUNDAY 5/3/12!!!!
This event is being carried out in coordination with Occupy Sparlock. Please visit their page as well: http://www.facebook.com/events/341053635965820/
—OCCUPY SPARLOCK OBJECTIVE—
Look at what small amounts of people can do to get major media attention for a cause. The Occupy movement is a great example of that. And what better reason to protest do exJWs have than for what this horrible cult has done to them and their families?
Let’s Occupy Sparlock!
We propose that we gather in masses to make as much noise legally as we can, to get the major media’s attention directed at this cult. Here are some ideas for doing this:
• Make banners, flyers, bandit signs, etc. and post them around every kingdom hall we can before the District Convention to give major attention to that video before the sheeple see it. This way when they do, they will pay special attention to it to see why we are making such a ruckus. It can be as simple as a printed 8×11 printed paper stapled to an electric pole near a KH with anything announcing Sparlock is coming! You can download or add new printable media for this to the Occupy Sparlock group found here (you can log in with your FB account): http://www.flickr.com/groups/2010653@N22/
We can also continue to post them after the DC with messages such as “Sparlock Lives”, “I’m not evil, I’m just a TOY!”, and “Save Sparlock!”
• Print up fake Sparlock movie tickets (such as those provided by Steven Unthank) to pass out to JWs in parking lots.
• Now for the craziest idea of all, something I have wanted to do for a long time… We could print small cards or the fake movie tickets or otherwise, go to assemblies stealthy like at lunch time when everyone is walking around, and toss a ton of said papers into the air and leave. JWs of all types would be picking them up to see what just happened. It’s a public event; it’s a simple protest as is done in Washington all the time. – An alternative for those who don’t want to be so flamboyant; you could instead walk around and stealthy place cards all around the convention, just leave them laying around here and there (and everywhere.). Bathroom stalls/sinks, in seats, near water fountains, on the floor here and there, etc. Perhaps even make a half dozen *different* cards, directing people to different sites. Have one for JW facts, one for the JWR forums, one for TheBroadRoad.com, one for Silent Lambs, hell maybe even one for Blood Witness. This will have a double effect. When a doubter sees one, and then sees another, they will go on a scavenger hunt to find more. When a True Believer finds the second one, aimed at another site, they’ll panic, thinking they’re being infiltrated by dozens of apostates.
• Everything mentioned above should have links to exJW websites where they can learn more about our cause. Because there are so many sites and likely disagreements on which sites should be on them, there is no reason they couldn’t be different sites. So long as the movement is unified.
Now here’s the biggest problem with this whole idea; in order for it to work we need tons of real people really willing to work together on this. I have found that getting exJWs to do more than post on Facebook towards a single cause is like herding cats. To overcome this, we simply need to get enough of us talking about it to make the rest take it seriously. And exJWs are all split up across many different sites, so we need to spread the word everywhere so we can all work together!
The impact would surely make news when it is happening on a huge scale. And the JWs will have a huge surprise when they get to their District conventions which start on the 22nd of this month.
We are open to more ideas and media for this, so please get involved!
Join The SPARLOCK R3VOLUTION!
* We have a ZERO violence policy that we will all work towards together. Violence or attacks on JW rank and file will not be tolerated. We are out to wake up the media and the JW people, NOT to attack them! Avoid illegal activity as well.
** Here is also a great way to really make an impact about Sparlock to any active JWs you personally have contact with: http://www.reddit.com/r/exjw/comments/uha1i/epic_way_to_trap_jws_with_the_sparlock_video/
*** Some have talked about picketing outside of the conventions, but that is NOT what this movement is about. That being said, those who chose to do should know that you need to be kind to get any traction. We do not condone yelling out foul things or being an ass in general.
****This is not a political movement or discussion, take it elsewhere.
Sparlock video: http://www.vidvir.com/watch/Kpl#.T8uhwdVYurD
Sparlock Video Covers: http://imgur.com/a/hOaD9
Download them all: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/45415913/Jehobo.zip