Our group, the 'Causeway Co-op' Committee was unanimous in our decision to auction the website to the highest bidder and donate the US$500,000 reserve price, or more, to charity. Yes, it's not going cheap - but the charities can never have enough. We are very happy with our decision. With the sale complete, and the charities far better for it, our members have avowed to cease all activity against AirAsia and its affiliates. We're done. Not even articles about engines falling off poorly maintained aircraft?
Finito. Our lips are sealed. Someone will have to pay to fill our shoes.
Have we gone soft on AirAsia? It's pretty clear that at least one brand would prefer the site to disappear, whilst a handful of others would like to see the website stay around forever. Let's just say that all parties will be extremely keen to to get their hands on this hot anti-brand website property. We will never have anything but contempt for AirAsia's Management and the bent politicians; however, we are prepared to call a ceasefire for charity.
Of course, whether it's a ceasefire or WW3 all depends on which anonymous buyer purchases the website via our lawyers. Hell, we'd like to see the website get bigger and bigger with a bit of money behind it. Tony Fernandes must be shitting himself as he recalls all the puerile comments he made about his competitors. As our motto goes, "Don't get angry, get even!"
Why are we selling? We could adopt any number of plans that we had in store for AirAsia, including further safety exposes, advertiser boycotts and far reaching social media campaigns, but we decided 'Save the Children', 'Free the Slaves', 'International Rescue Committee', and others are more important than the safety of a planeload of thrifty AirAsia customers. In spite of our spiteful demeanor, once we step down from our consumerist anti-AirAsia role, that will be the last you will hear from any of our team.
One wag asked us what will happen if we don't reach the reserve, to which we reply that we would be so bitterly angry that we will keep harassing AirAsia 'til the day we die. We're pretty young! So, that's a long time.
If you need further information, or making a bid to our lawyers over US$500K, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org via an anonymous email address and we will give you details of the auction. As we mentioned, this is an anonymous sale - neither the seller or buyer will be aware of the others identity. One will leave with the the new URL and all the website content, plus the keys to our Blogger, YouTube and Twitter account, the other will have a big party for all of its faithful staff and donate the rest to children in need. Who'd have thought it'd all end like this? Bye bye.
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