They are everywhere. Reading your blogs, and writing their own rhetoricals about your life. Social Media is designed for cyber-stalking. I mean, let’s be real here, that’s what we do. We stalk each other’s content, and if a person likes your content entirely too much, people cry wolf: ”Help me! Help me! I’m being cyber-stalked by weirdos!”
Ummmm yeah, then stay off the net. Weirdos are everywhere.
People have this imaginary world built for themselves. They sit in the comforts of their homes, they blog, and post on Social platforms, then cry their privacy has been invaded when this public content is shared or discussed.
Ummmm yeah… Get a notebook and shove it under your pillow.
At what point does Social stalking become truly problematic? In my opinion, it is when users of Social Media facilitate smear and fabrication and use Social Media for its venue. Even that may be protected by ‘Freedom of Speech’. Doesn’t matter much that this user is calling you a pedophile, rapist, or some other false criminal allegation. It doesn’t matter if there is zero evidence to support that claim known to be false. It also doesn’t matter if great efforts are made to ensure this content is sent out into cyberspace creating a large foot print of smear, attached to YOUR NAME. YOUR IDENTITY. It doesn’t matter to those that sit complacent and do nothing.
It matters to me. I’ve seen the lives of others destroyed because they simply weren’t strong enough to fight off the content. Even when they disappeared from the web, the smear campaigns would continue, and it would affect that person offline. More and more employers are using the web to screen out applicants for employment. As more and more people are stuck, that means more people are on social programs like welfare. I want people off welfare, to get a leg up and be productive. This affects our economy overall. This directly affects me. This is why it matters to me, and I believe it should matter to you too. The more apathetic people are, the more we all suffer. If you find yourself irritated with the inflation of prices, lack of jobs, and the ever declining economy, you can look to Social Media as a culprit in the scheme of things. And believe me, it’s not the only culprit, but it certainly contributes a whole lot.
Just a few weeks ago, a man that was speaking out against this tactic was targeted. The scumbag that was launching these campaigns called his employer, and he was fired. Not for any wrong doing, but because the employer could not deal with the constant phone calls and drama. He was ‘let go’ as a liability. He was new at the job, and didn’t really have the time in to speak on his behalf as an asset. And so, this man became again unemployed. He has a family to support. And so, in desperation, he’s back on welfare, he’s still hunting for work. I empathize with his struggle.
It enrages me that Social Media abusers can get away with what they do. Spreading smear, criminal allegations, and other nonsense to destroy the reputations of people for the shear thrill of it. In their personal strategies they are eliminating people. Eliminating their competitors, and using Social Media as a smear machine likened to the tactics of Sun Tzu, a military general and author of The Art of War. And it works. Do you know why? The general population is droning about not really paying attention to lies masked as truth. The quest for truth is usually coveted by the lovers of knowledge. The sheeple take things at face value, or say: “Well, better him than me.” Thing is, it could be YOU. And where do you think you will turn when it does happen to you? If you think Law Enforcement will help you, you are mistaken. If you think spinning your wheels with a civil suit will help you, you are delusional. The Internet is a whirlwind of disinformation, trolling and bullshit. All of it, protected content, even that content that aims to destroy you. A handful of individuals have been successful in pursuing legal cases, but those circumstances are unique, each case is unique, there is no cookie-cutter case of Libel.
What motivates these weirdos? Again, each weirdo is unique but share similar traits. They want something from you. They want to be you. And so, they seek to destroy you so they can have some sort of personal victory over you. They are green eyed monsters that want what you have. Maybe you are funny, witty and people follow your content because they find you amusing. Maybe you are a prolific writer that provokes others to think, and for themselves. Well then, you’ve just become a threat, these weirdos don’t want free thinkers. They want drones. They want you to gobble up every ounce of bullshit they spew into the ether. More often than not, this bullshit carries a price tag, and they want YOU to become their customers. At what cost, and to what end? It may cost you, your very soul. So go ahead and make a deal with the Devil. Make sure you sign it in your blood, sweat, and tears. Might as well make it stick. Right?
I’m not content to just sit complacent. I will not tolerate it. And so, I speak out against it. I know this makes me a target for the same tactics. I accept that personal responsibility. I accept that I will be accountable to myself, and thus I take action. May not seem like much, blogging, but I can tell you first hand, it makes an impact. I don’t just stop there, I am on radio, pod-casts, and I spread the word. That makes me an even bigger threat. I am a threat to the tactics employed by the Bullshit Artist. I call Bullshit when I smell it.
It’s a loveless effort. I will not be embraced. I will be vilified for my efforts, because let’s face it…People always think it’s about THEM. It’s not. It may be a service to they, those and them in some manner but at the very root of this, is for ME. When I say “I” will not tolerate it, I mean that. I honestly don’t know why anyone would, even if I understand their complacency and hesitance to involve themselves. Believe me; I know all too well how people rely on their reputations as commerce. I do not.
I have always been of the Devil. I am a Satanist, with reasoning behind it. My Satanism isn’t reactionary to some butthurt I have over the religion of my family. I still use elements of it in my Occultism. You could even call me a Crusty-Catholic if you prefer, but I’m not a Catholic. I never confirmed. I never embraced the religious aspects, though I whole heartedly understand its rituals and a need for them. It pains me to see Catholics missing the mark, completely confounded by the religions they believe they practice. The message from Genesis through Revelations has always been resoundingly clear to me.
DO NOT ALLOW KNOWLEDGE TO CORRUPT YOU.
DO NOT ALLOW OTHERS TO CONTROL YOU.
BUILD YOUR SOUL WITH A FULL HEART.
ASCEND. BECOME MORE.
LIFE IS YOUR REWARD.
THE MEMORY OF YOUR LIFE IS YOUR LEGACY.
What will you be remembered for? Or will you have been so mundane and boring that forgetting you isn’t even given a second thought? Memories are your immortality. And there are plenty of weirdos in the world that will in fact be forgotten. Weirdos are like Broken Dolls, doesn’t matter how many times you try to repair them…Broken is broken. Stay away from them, that’s my advice. And beware of the Weirdos…They are stalking you this very moment. Be careful not to be too interesting, stay safe, and stay mundane and boring. Maybe its better that you are forgotten. The comfort of safety has always been regarded above Liberty after all. It’s the American Way.
“Well-behaved women, rarely make history” -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich