1/ Today is demonstrating that the cosy relationship between multi million pound charities is poisonous in a democracy, rather than engage with complex issues they back each other up or gang up against smaller charities as in the case of Mermaids/SW trying to get LGBA shut down.
2/ Reform of this area is badly overdue. Social media outings seems to stay far beyond the purpose of the charity and are very difficult to reconcile with the duties of trustees. Modern UK mega charities now act as if they have a divine right to shape debates.
3/ Today we see Amnesty & Stonewall standing shoulder to shoulder over a workplace based issue which seems to have no connection to Amnesty's charitable objectives. This is simply cartel behaviour, an aristocratic class of charity types who act as though they rule any debate
4/ No one elects these people, they are not responsive to particular constituencies and in the case of Stonewall they concede they don't speak for all LGBT people anymore and actively supress debate. So what we have here are effectively political parties in all but name.
5/ Unlike political parties, there is no regulatory remedy for a charity CEO casually calling dissenters as bad as anti-Semites or Mermaids retweeting an imagine featuring the word "Feminazi". Had a British political party done this there would be resignations & accountability
6/ Instead of this, both charities place themselves beyond criticism. SW (generally speaking) won't condescend to being interviewed, Amnesty disabled replies to it's tweet. This is arrogance, both know they are pronouncing on hugely contested political issues.
7/ Both have power with accountability. Reform in this area is now badly needed. Any reasonable observer can see mega rich charities trying to set the terms of a debate without participating in those debates as equals to opposing views. We have a cartel of pseudo political mates.
8/ No one voted for these people. None of us can vote to remove these people. They observe this debate from above like a protected class of aristocrats telling people what to think and silencing those who disagree.
9/ For anyone who hasn't seen the tweet thread I'm commenting on, it's here:

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9 Jun
1/ This scrutiny should not stop with Stonewall, this whole little clique of undemocratic, unrepresentative charity sector bureaucrats telling people what and what not to think has to be comprehensively defeated. The trustees here should also look carefully to their obligations
2/ Their charitable objectives do not include providing cover for an embattled charity currently in the middle of a scandal over the advice it provides and casually labelling any dissent as being as bad as antisemitism.
3/ Similarly, it is no part of Amnesty’s public duty when there are two competing views of LGB politics to favour Stonewall over LGB Alliance. This makes amnesty look like it’s backing a mate up and will only leave it vulnerable should the time come to disclosure requests.
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1/ Gay people, particularly you gay people, this is what is happening to you.

You are being used by straight male cross dressers and blue haired bourgeois social sadists as a battering ram primarily to humiliate women and render them guilty, silent wrecks for abuse.
2/ This sound horrific and it is it, but it is true. Your history, character, culture and being has been repurposed. Look around you. Look at who is silenced. Look at who is sacked. Look at who is no platformed. Ask yourself why the last letter in terf is feminine not masculine
3/ You are being exploited and used and chewed up and spat out. You know as gay people you have only one thing that makes you happy as a person. But this movement tells you to be guilty about that. It tells you that is a “genital preference” as if a human body was a collection
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5 Jun
1/ Thread. The phoney claims to being the most powerless people on the planet are easily proved false by that most simple human calculus - follow the money - tonight a frightened women has her @gofundme pulled by cowards who say “be kind” - a fox killer takes in extra funds
2/ The most powerless people ok the planet are not by nature recipients of corporate largess and sponsorship, partnerships with Adidas or multi million pound government grants or associations with billionaire pharmaceutical industries or places on government boards.
3/ Such has rarely been the mark of the excluded, but these are stranger things and we live in the upside down. In the upside down a straight lawyer and his not for profit company act on behalf of discredited extremist charities to silence dissent and claim victim status too
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1/ Today has been difficult. A gun obsessed person threatens women on social media. A mother is arrested and charged for having opinions.

But Pride can and will be different.

We will win this because we are winning this, where there was a renaissance will be re-enlightenment
2/ The vast, shaking edifice or word play and bourgeoise pronoun parlour games will be seen for the sophistry and western foolishness it is. In place of email signatures will be inquiries to actual deeds, not words.
3/ We will teach children and adults who need to hear it that they are not born wrong, they were born beautiful and perfect and no programme or medical intervention can make them better than what they are.
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1/ I want no part of this tainted, crowded rainbow. I don’t want to be part of your schemes or secret plans or pile ons or complaints or hanging up on charities or silencing women or telling lesbians to sleep with men or vice versa. I won’t celebrate your corporate approval..
2/ Your secret meetings with government officials, your petulant edicts comparing people who dare to disagree with you to Nazis. I want no part of your cushy jobs or pet news papers or networks who speak for you. I don’t want to be part of a movement that says asexual is a thing
3/ Or teaches children to care about external gender presentations that would be old fashioned in the 60. I reject your bourgeoise obsession with pronouns and looking for offence where there is none, your silly, pointless campaigns.
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1/ It really does take some gall to systematically complain and object to LGB Alliance’s application for charity status, then complain to the charity commission because you didn’t get your way and then to launch a court case and simultaneously complain that you are being harassed
2/ Similarly, it’s cavalier with the facts to say the least to give an interview where you say you don’t represent all gay people while in your court case saying that you should.
3/ It’s nothing but a strutting exercise of power to say that gay people who disagree with you are as bad as antisemites in the face of the EHRC telling you that is an obnoxious and unlawful view.
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