After the events of the last few weeks, it’s best that everyone know what’s been going on. I don’t know where to start on all of the details, but I’ll try to summarize as best I can.
Axel, who many of us loved and trusted, attempted to stage a mass-leave of GSA members, saying it was to make a point. He made members believe this was for the best, though that was not his intention. His intention was to reinforce a personal issue with someone, going after their friends, trying to make them feel as if they were the issue and not him. He’s shown sociopathic tendencies in the past, and while that itself is not necessarily bad, it manifested in an abusive and harmful way.
This raises a lot of questions. How honest has he been with us? He seemed to be a good friend, with good qualities. But, this side of him is quite different, and it was well hidden. And in the end- He was harming a good friend of ours, someone who was a part of our family- And furthermore, to do so, he attempted to create a rift between our members. This is perhaps the worst way anyone could have harmed us.
We’ve had to deal with much worse people in the past, who only wanted to harm GSA. Though even if they found their way into our ranks, they never posed any real threat- They were always outsiders, wanting to harm GSA. But this was an insider, someone we trusted, and they weren’t explicitly after GSA, but rather, one of our members. And yet, this nearly did more harm than anyone of the past ever has. It’s a strange moment for us, and I hope we can learn from it. Nothing should ever drive us apart, because in the end, we’re a family. Our number one principle is that we stick together- If someone messes with one of us, they’ve messed with all of us. And while he was one of us, he tried to split us apart, only for the sake of causing harm. In doing so… He cannot be one of us. Maybe he never really was. I can’t say I know exactly how dishonest he might have been to any of us individually. I used to love and trust him, and I know many felt the same. It hurts to lose that vision we had of a different side to him, but… All we can do now is move forwards.
Whatever will come in the future, we’ll stand united against it, as we always should.
If anyone has further questions, feel free to ask about it. I’m not sure this post will explain everything that people may wonder about, and questions should not be left unanswered.
Stick together. Talk to each other. Many of us are feeling a little lost right now, and we need to help each other cope in what ways we can.