the issue of cyberbullying is big and bad and needs to be addressed
yesterday i made a vlog re: the suicides of Gay youth as a result of cyberbullying
it is HORRIBLE and breaks my heart.
We must learn from it. we must do shout outs against cyberbullying.
Lots of good folks r trying to address that within our Deaf online community – several folks have been blogging about it. I have not seen too many vlogs about it. Pls folks vlog too – we need it in both English and ASL.
now the latest thing on the table is:
It takes a village…. yep it takes a village for us to figure out how to do this right
its real important folks – how to be civil and civic and not to hurt, harass, defame, belittle, disinform, attack
Over at Ann_C‘s she has revealed some REALLY important communication from Barry Sewell that he penned himself admitting that he has DRAFTED a letter to attack three leaders of DBC via their workplace/affiliations/liscensing board and was conspiring to find folks to send the letters so they would not be tracked back to him and they would have more credibility. His own emails reveal his premeditation and malicious intent.
It was chilling to read this correspondence.
It is DISTRUBING to see that no one has done a shout out of NOT COOL BARRY beyond me
it was paradoxial and puzzling to see the absence of any such shout out from the very folks who were sending emails to groups and challenging folks to say NOT COOL RIDOR – which i had done way before getting the email directives telling me to do that.
I got a moral compass and it is POINT NORTH
it is not being selective and only pointing north when my opponents are saying sh#t and doing bad sh#t.
It got fine tuned when i was so plagued with guilt over having NOT shouted out when HonBrit was getting attacked.
It was a long summer for my conscience.
But she has thoroughly woken up.
Now will i be able to police, monitor, shout out about every injustice that i witness no – cuz i got a life.
no – cuz i am a major kill joy when im in that mode
no – cuz i have pretty much stopped reading all b/vlogs unless someone sends something to my inbox.
no – cuz i will no longer even click DR because it continues to list attack v/blogs
But when folks let me know of stuff and i assess – yep that aint cool – ill do my shout out.
I have NEVER supported attacks on Tayler, Barry, Ridor, Candy , Paotie, HonBrit, Ella, Amy, MZ, OLois, Native Warrior, Russell etc etc
I may majorily disagree with some folks on a variety of political issues or on conduct but i do not support attacks. I do support PEACEFUL direct confrontation with TRUTHS and FACTS.
soooooo…… whats it gonna be folks? huh?
are we gonna be a village and say NOT COOL – based on what the person has done and not based on if they are in our camp or not and not based on if we FEAR them or not?
Is our compass gonna point fully north or just selectively North
by the way i received word that Ridor got attacked over in Robert Mason’s blog – NOT COOL
attacks are not cool! P E R I O D
truths are cool. facts are cool.
L O V E is mighty cool. its beautiful. its gorgeous. its sexy. its wonderful. its real.
Hate and FEAR are not cool and cyber bullying, harassment, defamation is ALL about hate and fear.
so folks PLEASE STOP
stop generating v/blogs that ATTACK others
stop pointing the finger only at folks that suit u
stop only selective reading
stop coming from Fear and Hate and a Need to be Right
I have already blogged inviting folks to tell me what i have done that have harmed them – i am accountable for me own actions first and foremost
i invite u to it again
it takes a village to raise a HEALTHY online Deaf community
we almost didnt have a fighting chance u know. once DR started disseminating attack v/blogs 2 years ago it all just kinda spiraled down into the Hatfields and McCoys
We r better than this folks
We r better than this
DR/DVTV, ASL Rocks, Deaf Village and any other aggregator or website needs to SCREEN out that bullsh#t
they need to raise the bar to not carrying ATTACK v/blogs
folks can still have their freedom of speech to espouse falsehoods, lies, attacks, and hate out there in the great www but our Deaf aggregators and websites should not carry them or pull them as soon as they see what they r really about
WE v/bloggers should not CREATE attack v/blogs – challenge with truths and facts sure, engage in lively discussions SURE, but attacks and falsehoods NOPE not cool
we v//bloggers should not leave comments that are designed to attack, namecall, harass, threaten – not cool
we bystanders / voyeurs should not sit idely by and just WATCH – if u click u r part of it folks
time for the bystanders to become Standers
not cool – not cool cyber harassment, defamation, bullying, attacks is NOT COOL
everybody ends up hurt – the attacker, the attacked, the viewers, and the great potential of our village
awake and be counted folks
again and always i am forever sorry for any harm i have caused by my role in the blogsphere. I have been praying long and hard and talking with me maker – is it time for me to exit completely – am i fighting a completely loosing battle here? and each time the reply i get back is:
u have to do what u have to do
aw – geez – id much rather just disappear
but here i appear – giving it one more try why cuz i am a fool for LOVE
and because i have seen the WONDERS of what the WWW can do – it really can change and inspire lives and living – we cant give up on it without a peaceful and loveful fight cuz humanity is worth it