Update. June 4, 2014. A Response To Philip Rose’s new blog attacking me with defamatory libel. Scroll down or search June 4 to view the Update.
Well it seems that I have attracted the attention of yet another Internet loon and assailer of legitimate social activists and social activism. These idiots are a dime a dozen on the Internet and a few of them can put a sentence together that is grammatically correct. Aside from the fact that their reasoning skills tend to leave a great deal to be desired, they can sometimes come across to some people as … well … almost normal.
Philip Rose is one of these. The problem is that when you scratch the surface, his deceptions reveal themselves rather quickly.
For example, I apparently deserved a mention in his blog because (how dare I) sign a petition asking that Mr. Rose be investigated by the police for his harassment activities against the friends and family of Amanda Todd.
Mr. Rose is quite proud of these activities and like all typical cyberharassers and bullies flogs his abuse under the flag of free speech obfuscating the fact that free speech does not, nor has it ever, protected the right to lie, defame, abuse, harass and bully innocent people. Those are specific legal restraints on free speech because they are associated with behaviors that society doesn’t find acceptable and they exist in most countries. You can’t shout ‘fire’ in a theatre, when there isn’t a fire, because of the dire consequences. Same applies to bullying and harassment. It’s a damaging behavior and an activity that’s the problem. Not speech, in and of itself.
Those countries with hate speech laws are even more constrained.
Now, I personally don’t agree with hate speech laws. However, if they exist in a country and they are being violated by someone like Mr. Rose, then the fact that he’s committing a crime is a reality he has to live with, as is the possibility of being charged and convicted for that crime and associated crimes like criminal harassment. If you don’t want to risk being charged for such things, don’t engage in such activities.
Now, because Mr. Rose didn’t appreciate the fact that I was one of the signatories of that petition, of course, Mr. Rose posted a link to a blog which defames me because if he suggested people search me under my name (like he did suggest people do with Tim Wheeler and Jay Marshall), they would find that I have refuted these defamatory allegations on that blog in numerous places, done so thoroughly, and exposed the creator of that blog and the creator of that Google document as liars who are acting in collusion with each other. Both have been exposed numerous times and by other social activists as well as me.
I have no doubt that Mr. Rose found my refutations all over the place and read them. It’s pretty hard to miss them.
Yet he doesn’t mention them. Is this your idea of being ‘thorough’ Mr Rose? Frankly if you google my name, you’re going to hit one of my refutations of these defamatory libel and lies, long before you hit the defamatory libelous blogs. It’s impossible to miss them.
So, when Mr. Rose makes the statement: “The Internet is a cesspit of lies and fraud. There are a few good eggs in the basket, but true crusaders are few and far between.” …
He is quite correct. However, his statement is, in my opinion, an example of projection in that his blog is far more reflective of the cesspit than those individuals he takes to task.
I also find it interesting that my name was just one of many – so one has to wonder why my name comes up so prominently in his mind. Did he research everyone who had signed it? Nearly a hundred people? If you go to the list you actually have to dig to find it.
One interesting cyberbullying/harassment phenomenon that I’ve noticed is that in recent years, these psychos (my opinion although a lot probably are psychopaths and sociopaths) are getting together and backing each other up in their lies, obvious frame-ups, misrepresentations and getting little goonie squads together to gang up on those social activists that stand up to them.
It is typical for cyberbullies and harassers to play the white knights and saints while villifying the genuine social activists. You see this frequently with arm chair/keyboard warriors like Mr. Rose who screech long and loud from their blogs about all manner of nonsense while contributing very little that is constructive to the public domain and the issues at hand.
This is one of the key ways of differentiating between those who are nothing but disruptors of social activism and those who are genuine, legitimate social activists.
We, the legitimate social activists, do make constructive contributions as well as offer strong critiques of and stand up to these disruptors.
Update. June 4, 2014. A Response To Philip Rose’s new blog attacking me with defamatory libel.
Mr. Rose has now removed the blog post which links my name to a Defamatory Libelous post written by Heather Martin. Thank you, Mr. Rose.
This was, of course, the deceptive behavior which I was referring to here. But now he continues his deception by disingenuously asking what his deception was as if he didn’t know and after removing it. Lol.
The Internet looney tunes are hilarious as well as so flagrantly obvious in their lame attempts to engage in their deceptions that their nonsense is quite easy to expose.
Here is his other deception. Just to make it perfectly clear to him since it’s possible he genuinely doesn’t know although frankly I doubt it.
Mr. Rose, I was just one amongst many who signed the petition against you. The fact that you chose to publicize my name in particular along with that of Timothy Wheeler which you have now removed was the indication to me that you are acting in collusion with other cyberbullies who have been targeting me directly for well over a year with defamatory libel and flagrant lies.
You are not a thorough researcher. You are quite self-serving and, in my opinion, rather stupid, in the nonsense that you flog because if you weren’t you wouldn’t have fallen for their scam.
In addition, deceptions like ‘guilt by association’ are further evidence of your stupidity. In your new blog post which names me again, you conflate the alleged actions of others with me and by doing so imply that I have done what you’re alleging that they do and that I am somehow mentally ill because I don’t accept your assessment of their behavior.
Given that you have been quite deceptive in your allegations against me, I have no reason to believe that you are being truthful in your allegations about others and your allegations don’t constitute evidence. It really is as simple as that.
I read your blog previous to signing the petition and all I saw was a man with the attitudes of dinosaur engaging in the age old ‘blame the victims for the crime’ game that many of us serious social activists fought to eliminate in the 1970s in the areas of domestic violence, rape and other crimes. It is nothing more than a hate blog which directly and quite viciously attacks numerous young people who have been the victims of a vicious crime as well as their grieving families. Young people make mistakes and engage in silly and often inappropriate behavior. That’s a fact. They don’t deserve to be bullied and harassed until they’re driven to suicide and then be defamed after they’ve died for those mistakes. Nor do their grieving families deserve to be attacked for standing up for their children.
In addition, the fact that you
- removed that blog post naming me, Timothy Wheeler and Jay Marshall which contained the link to the Defamatory Libelous post written by Heather Martin (did Timothy Wheeler scare you? Lol),
- have written a new blog which names me and not Timothy Wheeler or Jay Marshall,
- and are engaging in defamatory libel by baselessly asserting that I’m allegedly mentally ill without any evidence to indicate that I am, simply because I object to your bullying and harassment of innocent people,
tells me that your collusion with these other cyberbullies continues.
I don’t waste my time debating with deceptive Internet Loons, cyberbullies and cyberharassers.
I regularly debate honest rational people who are actually interested in serious discussions on these important social issues. We often disagree and accept the fact that we are entitled to our differences of opinion. Of course, we aren’t brow-beating individuals over the head with our opinions or using them to bully and harass them. In other words, we don’t target people.
That doesn’t mean that we won’t defend ourselves when we have been personally targeted or defend others who are being personally targeted, which is what I do in this blog.
You should be aware that WordPress identified your comment as Spam which is why I didn’t see it until I noted that you mentioned it on your blog.
Who am I to argue with WordPress? I have decided to leave it in the Spam folder which WordPress has determined that it belongs.
If you had been a serious researcher you would have contacted me privately first. Instead you went on a public attack based on numerous baseless assumptions which you continue to make.
As the dinosaurs used to say, “You made your bed, you can sleep in it.”