It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that I must withdraw from Cafe Critique. And so another positive effort, maligned by some and unappreciated by the powers that be has been allowed to bite the dust (The Poetcast, Loud Speaker group, etc,). I have witnessed many kind souls being abused and forced out.
There are times in this life that evil wins the day, it is futile to carry on, it is pointless making all this effort. I can hear champagne glasses clinking in celebration of my demise. So be It!
I would take this opportunity to thank all the directors and members who have worked on this most positive project your help, assistance and support has been a ray of sunshine for me and that is in short supply. Your posts for critique have been greatly appreciated and I know that the directors have been committed to giving you a positive and appropriate 'Honest critique." Through this group, I only endeavored to create a new positive critique group. This was created to replace the previous negativity. It is sad that such a positive contribution to DU has to close. It is the end of a chapter.
The way that Missy was treated and spat on by "The Few" was disgusting and the site will always be poorer from her withdrawal - I expect the same treatment but then I have gotten use to that.
But know this! despite what cabals may say in the near future, Cafe Critique was a positive force for the good of the site and its memory should be protected. Anyone who now insults its memory are the very people who are destroying this site and making it, in my view, a shadow of what it once was.
I apologize to all the directors, members, and supporters, you all contributed and supported this group.
I also apologize to supporters and friends because I am now committed to leaving the site completely. I will be around for another 4 weeks or so to say my goodbyes etc,
This could still be a good site and the vast majority of members are good people but there is a negative element that has to be removed - I can fight it no longer
My Swan Song Vision - by David Macleod (c)
The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
Fake Gurus pedal nonsense and filth
They have too many faces for one person
They portray themselves as angels of light
But they are truly dark, devils and demons
Cowards are many bravery is not easily found
There are faint hints of revolution in the air
There is a storm coming: There will be blood!
The blood of the innocents is always shed first
Hatred and evil will sit at the top table
They will gorge themselves and feast
On the lambs of God
THIS IS THE WORLD
They will become fat and lazy
Living in their chosen luxuries
At a future point, they will be unable
To run or to hide themselves away
I see a knight on a white stallion
Riding as into battle without an army
But his sword will cleave the table in two
Scattering the evildoers in all directions
And there will be no hiding place
From his righteousness and justice
The pit awaits them and such as those
And finally, evil will be exposed and defeated
And we will return to paradise
feel free to critique this poem and my comments - I leave you with love and light