Has Leshanki Fallen in a Hole and Ran its Race?
In September and October I learnt a very valuable lesson. "Don't Rely on Anyone else!"
I know that there are those in the community who wish to see this Newsletter fail. I realise that my detractors are waiting with glee hoping to see The Wayfinder fall flat on his face.
Trouble with me is that I am too trusting and easy going. The Billy-goat gruff exterior is only slightly a façade I am a very loving and trusting person deep down well really deep down. I always attempt to give others the benefit of the doubt and sometimes I don't rely on my own sixth-sense and intuition silly Wayfinder.
Moving can be a pain in the arse especially when you are right in the middle of teaching acolytes putting together a Newsletter designing logos and websites for clients.
And to even try to have someone, particularly a pagan stick to a deadline well you know what they say organising Pagans is like herding cats and I bleeding well would rather herd cats.
What has this got to do with Leshanki, I bet you're thinking?
Well it is like this here is an organization which I feel is very strong in values and organization of people who I believe wish to help the Pagan Community and fight for issues that concern those who walk an alternative spiritual path
Like everyone who contributes to my Newsletter, I, in return support and promote the contributors whether as individuals, covens, groups of individuals, organizations or a community bodies with FREE Promotion and FREE advertising (except for Banner Advertising). Actually, Leshanki got the Banner advertising for nothing because it was something I wanted to be involved in something I wanted to get behind
All I asked is that contributions get to me in time as NOT to put me under duress or pressure I even put up a page titled: "Deadlines and Submission". All I asked is that all and every contribution is supplied by or before the 25th of each month. This way, I didn't need to harass contributors or chase them up and as I was in the process of moving and did not have Internet connection I did not have the ability to chase people up.
I even made the effort to book a computer at the local library for an hour over a period of two weeks to download every contribution but NO Leshanki Article NO Witch Weezie column who I deduce by now is also, the same member of Leshanki who writes both the Secretary.
So somewhat desperate I fired off a letter to the President of the organisation and he in return passes the buck back to the Secretary who he informs me is in an out of hospital.
In response I fired off another message to the President taking him to task and the response I got back had me blinking twice, shaking and scratching my head in total bewilderment. He wrote:
"As any good management would do,
I'm gonna have to pass the buck on the Leshanki articles. I've never
written, nor submitted an article on behalf of Leshanki apart from the
interview with me. Witch Weezie? Not even my idea and totally out of
my control. There isn't any real stick pointing in Leshanki. Its a bunch
of people doing as they will under one umbrella. We all agreed to do
our own thing on the site.
Hold on for a minute? He doesn't believe in "hierarchy" then why on earth is he holding a position as President in an organisation? He doesn't submit to authority? Don't he and the rest of his committee realise that ORGANISED ANARCHY does not work?
Now, I have put on and laced up my steel cap boots. Some one needs a good arse kicking! How can any of the representatives or committee members of Leshanki expect anyone to take them serious in the Pagan Community or even wish to have Leshanki represent their issues? If the Secretary is too busy and no one else will take-up the slack and a Treasurer, if they at all exist, holidaying off somewhere who is there to do the work? Who is there amongst these disenchanted and disenfranchised ex= Pagan Alliance executive committee members in this motely crew around who is actually going to fight for the issues which may concern anyone wishing to join their cause?
As for my detractors and any other contributors who feel that they can supply articles at whim this NEWSLETTER will not fail even if I have to write the entire bloody thing myself.
And this then would not prevent me from thumbing my nose at who ever I please and writing what ever I want and dare you to just drag me to court for defamation.
As far as I am concern the National Pagan Alliance is a spent force, which is financially destitute and incapable of looking after members' interests, and Leshanki is a pipe dream an old hack brumby left at the post and not in the race.
~ The Wayfinder ~