PSYCHOUT is NOT the them for May - go read activism forum I want to throw one final hat in the ring before things start getting etched in stone. I've seen polls that overwhelmingly point to "Fair Game" as the focus for May, I've seen thread saying Psychiatry is the theme for May, I've seen threads saying we don't need a theme. There's all sorts of noise on the air. If "Psychout" is the planned theme for May, I need to be heard and I think everyone needs to hear me. OPERATION: PSYCHOUT IS A BAD, BAD IDEA. Reasons: 1. We are not psychiatry's personal army. - I personally have my own opinions about the validity and over-medication of some of our youth and then again I also have a lot of praise about the amazing benefits of psychiatry. There's good and bad. I have no solid standing opinion on whether psychiatry is ALL good or ALL bad. I'm fairly neutral on the subject, and I'm sure a lot of people agree. With this is mind, why would we go to bat protesting FOR psychiatry? We are protesting SCIENTOLOGY. Yes, they are against the practices of psychiatry, but our focus needs to be on the practices of SCIENTOLOGY, not the subject they are against - PSYCHIATRY. At worst, our rally will look like a pro-Psychiatry rally and that means we have failed to stay on target in bringing attention to Scientology without any other distractions. 2. "Operation: Psychout" is a terrible, awful name. - For all sorts of reasons. Psychout implies fear, and is more leaning towards negative warring, words - especially coming off of the amazingly sincere Operation: Reconnect. Whether theme names or themes are important or not, it doesn't matter - this name just plain sucks. Almost as much as the theme itself. It sounds like something Scientology would cook up and I don't like that at all. 3. STAY ON TARGET - We are protesting the organization known as the Church of Scientology. There is more than enough controversy with that organization without bringing a whole other bag of worms (psychiatry) into the situation. For example: It would be like going to protest the US's involvement in the war in Iraq, and then one month suddenly shifting focus to protesting the manufacturers of the weapons the soldiers use to fight the war. While a protester might know a lot about the US's involvement in the Iraq War, they might not know nearly enough about the operations of an Colt Carbine to protest it. And that's where our problem lies... We know plenty enough about Scientology to protest it, but I am not about to bleed on the Anonymous banner for psychiatry when I know little to nothing about it's history, practices, etc. And I am not alone... I doubt many of us know much about psychiatry more than the average joe. Would you be able to answer the questions about the history psychiatry in detail if someone asked you as compared to if someone asked you the history about Scientology? No? Me neither. We need to STAY ON TARGET and focus on bringing light to SCIENTOLOGY and LITTLE ELSE. Suddenly, we're going to be under scrutinity for our stance on psychiatry in the media and lose the focus of them asking more questions Scientology. ANONYMOUS. Hear me! This is my record of saying that "Psychout" is a BAD IDEA, not only in name but in concept, that takes us away from the focus of which we've striven hard for these many months. People are starting to ask about Scientology... Let's keep giving them the information they need without bringing in another subject to sully the already muddy water surrounding the organization. It is wicked and weird enough on its own. CHANGE THE THEME FOR THE MONTHS OF MAY BACK TO "GAME OVER/FAIR GAME" AND EXPOSE THE CHURCHES WEIRD PRACTICES FOR WHAT THEY ARE. SHOW PEOPLE FURTHER WHY WE ARE ANONYMOUS. WHY WE WEAR THESE MASKS. FOCUS ON SCIENTOLOGY AND SCIENTOLOGY ONLY.