Kim I found this that you mentioned
is my opinion that Mark’s interest is in his promotion, not the promotion of information being shared. Mark hampered the opportunity for people hearing many views and opinions, information from many sources and a variety of topics.
I find this extremely disingenuous. Why do we need a few controlling information and being the spokespersons? He likes to get information out to the community, which is great, but why does he restrict others from getting information out too?
Re Mike and Kim
Motivation and intentions matter to me, responsible use of influence matters to me. I don’t always agree with Kim and mike’s opinion however I respect the fact that they try.
Kim you are not the only one who noticed this behaviour. You're far from the only one who feels this way.
Time and again I noticed the arrogance with which they liked to tell us they had to withhold information from us. If something was confidential I call tell you it was damn well confidential to them, too. And if it wasn't it should have been.
I appreciate the work Mark puts in and his writing is second to none, but as you say it's not a business. Lloyd said he was reimbursed fares & some appearance fees etc and didn't know "what arrangements Mark has with the law firms he works with". That's very disingenuous because I can tell him: nothing. He's not doing anything in a professional capacity. I'm sure he'll explain to lawyers how the watchtower works but it's nothing any exjw couldn't do. He's also putting out information/court docs that are available to the public.
Not everyone wants to do that. He does, and does it well. Fine. But cut out the arrogance and stop getting in the way of other people trying to help.
I know I always mention this but Mark Latham was going to help a journalist do a piece on CSA. Lloyd or Mark O'Donnell contacted said journalist and told them not to get involved with him. The journalist ended up dropping the whole article. How dare they! Mark and Louise got the whole IICSA Jehovah's witness ball rolling.
Your instincts are right Kim and I'm sorry YOU are baring the brunt of their anger. It's bloody awful.