Brad Smith (jesus_h_biscuit) wrote,
Brad Smith

¡Atención Huelguistas!

It's after 8PM, 03.20.08 - The 'strike' is over!

I would really rather those of you who may feel somewhat defeated from this bust of a strike actually have the courage of your convictions. If you really want to see the changes you suggest put into practice, then you've got to work for it better than a quickly thrown together strike that lasts a mere few hours and accomplishes NOTHING. LJ stats are not considered on a daily basis - only weekly and monthly, therefore the past 24 hours were a bust.

I like people who are willing to make sacrifices for their beliefs and not compromise their standards. What I would like to see is all of you who feel so strongly about the issues you went on 'strike' for to actually be serious about it this time and toe that line. Go big. Go the distance. Be willing to make sacrifices for the things you believe are important, and make those sacrifices with a smile when the time comes - because you stand to lose nothing for doing that. If you've learned nothing from the Writer's Guild strike, learn that those people were prepared to go without their livelihoods for months on end to bring about the fairness they felt was deserved and earned. While a protest of policies on a blogging service that doesn't affect your livelihood is hardly on par with that, the principle should be the same if it means that much to you guys. Anything less from all of you who feel just as strongly about your position with LiveJournal/SUP's actions and/or policies as those writers did would quite frankly be a total waste of time.

I propose you organize another strike, in say a month's time when you've had more opportunity to organize, promote, and be effective in greater numbers this time, and maintain your strike for a full month. No content posted, no comments made, no logging in to the site for a full month. Give it a little time (reasonable) to be considered for the impact you have, and if your propositions are not met, then show how serious you are about these issues - delete your journals and find a more suitable blogging platform for your purposes. That way, a mass abandonment will show just how serious you are and how far you're willing to go. If the changes are made in time, you win - come back, reclaim your place on LJ and bask in the glory of victory. If not, you stood your ground and will have at the very least earned respect for it.

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