Thursday, January 12, 2006
Show Us The Goods
“Playing” on the internet appeals to a lot of people. The anonymity that the Web offers provides many with the opportunity to play out their fantasies, speak their minds without fear of repercussions, and generally have a good time. While there are those who frequent websites for just these kinds of experiences, there are others who have to take things just a little further. There are those who, realizing the potential, decide to become engaged in internet activities that are malicious and even venomous.
Internet message boards have become wildly popular and attract people worldwide. Usually set up around specific interests messaging is a great way to communicate with others of like minds and to seek and provide information. A newer form of “messaging” that has taken the internet by storm is “blogging.” Journalists and wannabes, as well as special interest groups and everyday individuals, have taken to blogs as a method whereby they can speak out and get feedback.
The huge majority of people who set up a personal blog do so for fun and entertainment. Others, use them because they are easy and practical. But, there are a few individuals who are vengeful and malevolent who are not satisfied with allowing others their rights to freedom of expression or speech. There are those who only wish to create havoc and mayhem for those who oppose them or disagree with them. There are others who are nothing more than a vicious malignancy on the body of those who doing nothing more than enjoying the peaceful co-existence of bloggers merely expressing their views and the right to disagree.
Today, one (perhaps two) of those cancers stepped over the line into the realm of the illicit. The claims of Bill White that photographer Isis told him that journalist Michael Brooks was being reported to the University of Toledo for using a University computer to harass her, threaten her, and make sexually explicit comments to her reeks of vengeance for the many pointed articles that have been written about him and his neo-Nazi adventures. It appears that Bill couldn’t extract his pound of flesh through civil discourse and resorted to nothing more than character assassination and defamation.
Since Isis has been implicated as the person who made these accusations to Mr. White, it would be in her best interest to step forward and either call Bill White a liar or provide the evidence that White says she has. Anything less than that, at this juncture is unacceptable. As Michael Brooks has indicated on his blog that he has, in fact, retained an attorney, I am certain that “Isis” will want to clear her name in this mess and avoid any sort of legal action that may be forth-coming.
If, on the other hand, she fails to either nail the proverbial coffin shut on the nefarious White, and chooses not to offer the “proof” he says she has, then we can all rest assured that our suspicions about the true ideology and nature of Miss “Isis.”
For weeks now, Isis and Bill White have been playing “cutesie” with each other and cavorting around the blog world while giving each other one stroke after another. Michael Brooks, on the other hand, has borne the brunt of Isis’s scorn and ridicule and the maligning of Mr. White who has called his marriage into question as well as his ethnicity and professionalism.
It sickens me to see such malicious behaviors and actions that could prove professionally and personally devastating being carried out by people who lack common decency and morality. It pisses me off to see someone who could put all of this to rest – or could “prove” all that is alleged sitting back and doing nothing. We already know what Bill White is - and so does she. Of course, she thinks that Hal Turner is a nice person and Michael Blevins is just a “shy” kind of guy. So much for that “zoom” lens.
This is it, Isis - either show us the goods - or stand up and be counted. You can't have it both ways.
Posted by Nikki at 1/12/2006 05:01:00 PM