An interesting read in the below link-speaks to Russell being a nothing person. I’d say that’s an accurate description, but I would also say he isn’t alone in this nothingness-others like Banks, Crow Dog, Clyde, and Peltier occupy the same space, are cut from the same cloth, and employ the same tactics to promote and enrich themselves.
While I’m putting this blog together I thought to address another issue-occasionally I am the recipient of some verbally over the top comment-mostly having to do with the favored insults of the Ignorati about being a sellout, a fed, etc etc. and some with an imaginative number of curse words.
So I offer the following:
When I initially entertained the thought of creating this blog as encouraged by others, a request was made that I do so using a nom de plume, a user name of my choice-not exactly my preference, but the nonetheless I agreed.
Since I haven’t murdered anyone, raped, pillaged, scammed, stolen, intimidated, abused , or given my “word” ala Russell not to divulge anything against those who may have I don’t have any real problem with the direction I’ve taken.
I don’t now, nor have I ever had to any need or desire to expose every bit of minutia about myself on the net-what I had for lunch or any of that, and so I leave it to others.
I ask no one to divulge personal information to me-if as time passes such things become known I don’t disclose them. That’s called respect- I give it when warranted and expect it in return. Others have the right to expect that of me and I them.
There are those who read the blog and have commented that know who I am, where I live, and even have photos. But that is singularly my decision, not anyone else’s. And the truth is how that sits with others is of no importance to me.
In fact I have come to find the consternation anonymity may cause some a little amusing-that who is this person thing?
And the name calling? Vaporous words without substance on a screen.
I have zero interest in promoting myself, a “music” career, books, videos, seeking donations,or any of that-all I care to present is the truth, and it stands on it’s own independent of anything else-verifiable, and often accompanied by relevant links.
Some have suggested I be a little more personal-and I believe I have with blogs such as Hotame and Muchisima Gracias, Tio-but that’s about as far as it goes.
If that isn’t enough then I suggest for those it isn’t that no one to the best of my knowledge is forcing them to visit the blog.
It is becoming increasingly commonplace to read that FB and email accounts are hacked, or comps are infested by a trojan(s)-people should start getting serious about privacy issues.
People post stupid personal stuff including photos and videos on the net-feel compelled for some unknown reason to bare their soul and personal life, and then wonder why they have been victimized.
It has led to an increase in the use of proxies and vpns, to multiple security programs on comps, and firewalls set to the maximum.
Some browsers like Firefox offer a program named TOR to that effect-others programs like TACO and Ghostery assist in blocking tracking that is nothing more than cyber stalking regardless of how it is presented.
People should think about that as well. They might also consider that not everyone has a need to be an exhibitionist. Not everyone thinks every detail of their life is too important not to be shared with the world at large-not everyone thinks it is everybodies business.
I appreciate those who follow the blog-those who care about justice-I appreciate their dedication and advocacy to and for the same causes, their comments.
And yes, the above photo is to rub it in the noses of those who think everything is their business. A great movie-if you haven’t seen it you should.