ReneeHendricks wrote:Hey! I knew there was a reason for me to still like Justin Griffith: http://freethoughtblogs.com/rockbeyondbelief/2012/12/23/greg-laden-posts-a-home-address-and-employer-contacts-for-online-rival/
For those who don't want to check the link, here's a bit from the post:Seriously, WTF!? I don’t know much about ‘Mykeru’, and maybe he’s not a great guy. What could possibly excuse purposely leaking an actual home address of somebody you disagree with? Nothing. This is every kind of wrong.
Laden then went on to disclose Mykeru’s alleged employment information. Presumably, Greg Laden wants his twitter followers to contact Mykeru’s employers and co-workers. You know, right after some visit his (ex-wife’s old) house.
I’ve not linked directly to this information, but it’s too late to remove it from the internet. Coupled with his history of bullying, and his direct threats of violence towards me, we can safely label Laden as a serial-harasser. When he attempted to trigger my PTSD, I saw him for what he was. Initially, I had thought it was just a one-off, and perhaps he just ‘saw red’. This was the first time I did not immediately forward a threat to the FBI. He continued to harass me, encouraging my peers to join in. To their credit, most saw what was happening after a few days.
Oh, relax everyone. Greg Laden has some sort of fetish for this. I say fetish because he does the exact same thing every time and, like someone who needs, I say needs, to have feathers shoved up his urethra to orgasm, he has to do the exact same thing the same way because it's the only thing that gets him off.
A couple of points. Someone did this shit before in 2005 and they cleared me in short order because the accusation made were ludicrous, as the sort of person who would follow through on an internet fight by whining to an employer already has a deficit in the how-thing-work department.
No one cares what I do in my spare time. What's more, our computers at work are locked down and simply will not run the software or support links to do what I do. So it's not a question or resources. When my home computer died that put me on hiatus with YouTube videos, as I do them from home using specialize programs not found in my work, and I'm still trying to get up to speed with that using a new computer and different software.
Greg Laden does this because he's got nothing, so before everyone goes off in OMFG mode, let's not distract from the important issue here, which is making fun of the gross impotence of Greg Laden and the fact that the only thing he brings to the discussion is crazy and his empty nut-sack.
I predict nothing will come of this. Why? Because they only one Greg Laden has on his side is Greg Laden and a handful of documented nut-cases who are spiraling down the toilet anyway.
I'm not defending against the attacks of Greg Laden, because you can't even elevate them to that level. What I'm doing is watching some twit engaging in the automaton-like behavior of a serial ass-hat.
There's an old axiom of rhetoric (sophism, really) called The Loser's Rule. It really is. Anyway, the way the Loser's Rule works is that someone in a losing position will try to expand the scope of debate to various irrelevant issues in a desperate attempt to change the subject or generally get some traction as they go off the cliff. This explains every dumb fight you've ever had with a SO who didn't fight fair. People who are winning an argument will keep punching away at the same point and have no reason to introduce things irrelevant to the now winning strategy. The FTB in general and Laden in particular are going to be upping their doubling down on the loser's rule.
Don't fall for it. At worst, Laden et. al can keep the argument going, at best, someone will get so thoroughly pissed off at their underhanded and nasty tactics and write something that will allow them to play OMFG VICTIM!, claim they are harassed and oppressed and generally distract from the mantle of shitty human beings they wear.
Keep it light, keep it fun, do it for the lulz. When you get too appalled at what a meaningless shit Laden is, you might accidentally start taking him seriously, which is never justifiable.
Fuck them. They have nothing I fear. Their tactics are, well, sad and the only antidote to them is more mockery.
Zenspace wrote:Mykeru - I am a HUGE fan (albeit a quiet one) of your recent youtube video work. Really impressive stuff. That said, your post really elevated my (already high) opinion of you by several notches. Such honesty in a split relationship (been there, done that) is a rare bird indeed. Beautifully expressed.
Thank you so much. I really am trying to get out a new one for the New Year. It's a pain in the ass trying to start from scratch and frustrating to figure out how to do stuff in new programs that I could do in my sleep.
Oh man, I have not yet begun to make fun of these clowns.