When I was 11 my mother got a phone call from another mother she knew, the call was to say that her son who was in my class was being bullied and could she ask me to maybe hang out with him a bit and just see that nothing bad happened to him. Fine, happy to do it, the kid’s mother phoned as many of the mothers of boys in my class as she could. The next day out of a class of 30, about 20 boys were going around with the bullies target, we hung out with him and just mooched around, the bullies (3 of them) very quickly checked the odds, them vs. basically the whole rest of the class. Bullying over, not just because of the numbers but because it was out and public and bullies always look pathetic in the cold light of day.
The relevance of this is that recently a blogger got death threats and it all blew up into a frenzy and a code of blog civility was proposed. Well some of it I agreed with, some I didn’t, me civil? Hmmm.
I like to mooch around a few blogs and one I like very much is the Unapologetic Mexican and the point was made there that many minority bloggers, particularly female ones often get a lot of abuse but it does not cause as much attention as the Sierra incident. Shameful but unfortunately not surprising. Now a blogger called Devious Diva is under attack from fascist retards who are posting her name and details online. She recently wrote a series on Roma families being evicted in Greece, so you see where this going, who hates gypsies, women, minorities? You don’t need a History channel special to figure these dummkopf’s out. Whatever they may say in defence of this tactic the basic fact is if you post someone’s details online it is because you want their voice to be silenced. It is bullying, it is terrorism. You don’t need to see Costa Gavras’s Z to undertsand how the scumbags operate.
So all blogs of good conscience have a duty to unite in solidarity with the person being attacked and stand against these cowards. So show some support to Devious Diva and show the numbskulls the odds are always against the bullies.