In support of the College Spring Break opposition, Mark Canfora is presenting several documents to the TDC at Tomorrows meeting.
To TDC Board Members,
To sit by and watch this ongoing devastating PCB College Spring Break tragedy and TDC promotion (Event Failure in TDC terminology) continue and do NOTHING would be a form of Passive Collusion: Failure to confront known abusive, harmful or catastrophic behavior.”
Money, in many cases, is motivating factor and a total disregard to the loss and despair of families and the victims. This ongoing dangerous spring break promotion furthers the pain and suffering of the past and present victim’s families with constant reminders of the pain caused during this annual event.
I mentioned in the TDC Marketing meeting last week (04/02/08)…Why is the TDC paying MTV $150,000 as they are known to promote songs that abuse women, family and police all while the scandalous and sensationalism TV show ocean Force videos the misbehavior giving PCB a huge black eye year round nationwide.
Don’t forget the sick men and sexual predators like Joe Francis and Girls Gone Wild as they prowl our beach looking for innocent prey…….and then we cry foul! This is no different than a pedophile being allowed in a day care center. The only difference is Francis made millions of dollars while abusing our children…shame on anyone that permits this to continue. This has to stop now!
I am anxious to get the 20 year total numbers of deaths, (pedestrian, swimming, murder and attempted murder, suicide and alcohol related), rapes (The amount of drug and alcohol induced date rapes will always be unknown to the public…I am sure the total is in the thousands over the past 20 years…one is too many) arrests, serious injuries, DUI’s, etc.
Active Collusion is when people are aware of the dangers of a situation and continue to actively participate in the event full well knowing the ongoing abuse or harm the event has previously caused. Also down playing the seriousness of the situation and trivializing the tragedies. Typically motivated by money, greed, selfishness, ignorance and a total disregard for other’s pain and suffering… ”No Compassion and lack there of!”)
Passive collusion is looking the other way…while minimizing the deep pain and suffering and saying or doing nothing…which sadly is the vast majority of people. (Best described as Complacency)
Where do we go from here?
I ask the TDC to hear the voice of the vast majority that want families back during Spring Break. Let’s move forward in unity on this brand new direction.
We must turn 180 degrees and reach out to the victims and those abused, by “Celebrating” the value of life and family here on the beach…
Some suggested names:
PCB Spring Time: “A Celebration of Life & Family”.
PCB Family Reunion: A “Celebration of Life & Family”…
PCB Spring Break: “A Celebration of Family”….
“A Celebration of Family Life”
Think of the possibilities…we would book our family reunion here next year for Easter….hundreds of my family would attend from around the country (especially when the new airport is complete in 2010)….imagine when 5000 families do that with 100-200 family members attending? (500,000-1,000,000 visitors in a week)
This in Business and Marketing is known as a win-win-win situation.
The beginning of “Healing” from past hurt and pain while emerging to “Celebrate Life” and the “Revenue” for the local economy goes through the roof. This offers a much greater plan and reward than College Spring Break. Families will return to the beach once again.
Request to be posted in all hotel rooms, condos, convenience stores, etc.
(As long as College Spring Break is promoted by the TDC )
*Disclaimer and Warning:
PCB College Spring Break may be hazardous to your health, safety and well being.
Dear valued students and guests,
There have been hundreds and thousands of reported (and unreported) rapes, injuries, hospitalizations, arrests and many, many unfortunate deaths over the last 20 years.
(20 year actual stats to follow here: #: deaths__, rapes__, arrests__, injuries__, DUI’s,etc)
We plead with you to exercise extreme caution during your stay here in PCB and heed the following advice:
Never, ever get separated from those you came with or be left alone at your hotel or place of entertainment;
Never, ever accept any drink you did not see poured or opened fresh from a bottle or can because of the extreme possibility of a date rape type substance or drug that has been added;
Always have a designated member of your group that stays sober to oversee the group you are with and to act as your own security and protector from those desiring to rape, assault or hurt you or anyone in your group. There method of operation is to separate and control;
More warnings to be added;
TDC also is requested establish a 3-Digit 24/7 emergency hotline handled by “trained professionals” and a budget for advertising for future “Breakers and victims in desiring help, in trouble or immediate danger…”
(Cell phones do not give 911 their exact locations on the beach and time is of essence.)