Well, after a much needed week off to get my new pc up and running, and spend some time in the Outer Banks, yeah, not that super secret (haha) anti-scientology group, the North Carolina Barrier Islands 🙂 I’m back, refreshed and ready to continue.
So, what has transpired since my last post? Well, I’ve seen a lot of new, questionable accounts created on both sides, as well as the usual targeted trolling, whining, deflection, and denials. It’s kind of funny, as an outsider, that sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between one side or the other. There seems to be very little “fact checking” or concern for the truth. The more outlandish the claim, the more likes received, the happier they seem to be within their “group”. Unfortunately, at times, both sides seem equally foolish and misguided. If your “argument” isn’t rooted in facts or truth, you end up hurting the overall credibility and validity of everyone, whichever side you reside.
As for a comment about “being dramatic” due to blocking some accounts, I’d remind all that I did not create the thread, yet held my comments when there were tweets that I was uncomfortable with. I didn’t ask to be tagged, or untagged, and certainly didn’t get triggered by “blowing up my notifications”, especially after a few were active participants in the thread. It’s incredibly hypocritical to refuse untagging someone, even a scientologist who requested to be, then expect your request to be honored. It also seemed that several accounts changed their “tactics” after realizing a few “movers & shakers” were tagged in the conversation. Perhaps I’m wrong, perhaps I’ll be ostracized, but I will not change my approach, and will not be silenced by either side. As long as there are stories of abuse, harassment, and smearing, I will continue highlighting them.
As for vacation, we had great weather for all but the last day and a half. Lots of sun, sand, food, mini golf, kite flying, and, of course beer. 🙂 I’ll get into that a little more over the next few days.
Reminder, Anonymous is organizing global protests at Co$ locations, occurring on Sept 9 & 10th.
Stand Up, Speak Out, and Be Heard.