Unsurprisingly, I get lots of "interesting" messages almost every day. They tend to fall into one of three categories:
1.) Keep it up, we appreciate your efforts!
2.) Will you please explain XYZ to us?
3.) Either end your life or perform an unnatural (and I presume to be physically impossible) sex act upon yourself!
I sincerely appreciate the support, I am more than happy to answer questions, and the third type just makes me chuckle at how deeply I have been able to burrow under the tissue paper-thin skin of some individuals.
But recently, I have received a pair of messages which have confounded me. One expressed concern for their personal safety as regards to myself, and the other recommended I undertake anger management classes. So, I hope I can once again set the record straight, please:
1.) Yes, I have a "colourful" past. Yes, I actually used to fight other male Human Beings for a living. Yes, I have had my fingerprints taken too many times. Yes, I have spent too much time inside rooms with iron bars for doors. But, no, I have never been convicted of anything. Seriously.
2.) No, I have never threatened anyone on our Flow or in Newcomb or in Essex County with anything. Only dumb people make threats. Threatening someone only allows the person being threatened the opportunity to prepare for what they are being threatened with. Professionals never make threats.
3.) Here is a partial list of what has been perpetrated against me here on our Flow, with the full knowledge and sometimes overt participation of mr fibiger and/or most of the currently sitting GFA board of directors:
I have been blatantly and illegally defamed by a fellow GFA Member, with the actively gleeful participation and cooperation of mr fibiger.
I have had my property vandalized, with nothing being done by the board.
I have had a note pinned to my garage asking if my camp is insured, because "...sometimes they burn to the ground."
I have been the victim of a smear campaign by at least some on the GFA board which included the wholly untrue claims that I have “brain cancer” (I have not had and do not have “brain cancer”, whatever that may be ) and that I am carrying on conversations with disembodied voices in my head.
I have had my personal property repeatedly stolen, with the board doing absolutely nothing about it.
I have put myself at physical risk by being the only GFA Member who stood up and actually took action and involved the Troopers last year when a fellow GFA Member was using an illegal bump stock on the Flow to rain extremely deadly virtually automatic gunfire upon the Flow (to my knowledge, the currently sitting board again did absolutely nothing).
I have twice been told by the former GFA President andie cullen that if I did not amend my behaviour a group of men would pay me a visit and "...not be polite about it...”.
I have received an anonymous e-mail which consisted of only an image of a gasoline can.
And this list goes on and on and on. Considering I have really been the victim of all of these as well as countless other acts of grossly anti-social conduct, it really is I who should feel threatened or frightened, isn't it? Fortunately for me, I am not the nervous type.
Equally fortunately for me (and likely for them), I am not forced to interact with mr fibiger outside the confines of the GFA in any way. I have made it abundantly clear on the record that I think mr fibiger conducts themself in absolutely abhorrent ways toward Voting Members in Good Standing of the GFA who are simply possessed of sufficient "temerity" to disagree with certain of their words or positions or actions. I have never acted against mr fibiger, nor have I threatened them in any way. However, mr fibiger has seen fit to openly engage in breaking the law of the land through actions directed toward me, has tried their best and utterly failed to silence me, has told repeated lies about me, and has acted wholly unethically and unprofessionally toward me. IMHO, ofc. What mr fibiger has never done and will never be able to do is make me angry. I am absolutely outraged by their outrageous conduct, which is enabled by the usually complete silence of most of the GFA board - an equally outrageous choice. But I am not angry with anyone up here. What does make me angry is knowing that the charitable foundation I work with cannot stop innocent children from perishing every single day, simply because the water they drink is so polluted that it kills them. What does make me angry is knowing that no matter how hard we work, there are still thousands of victims of Human Trafficking whom we are unable to rescue. The pettiness of mr fibiger and their cohort is wholly incapable of making me angry, but remains absolutely outrageous. IMHO, ofc......
Absolutely no one anywhere who does not act toward me or my loved ones in a hostile manner has anything to fear from me whatsoever. The individual or individuals who might ever foolishly choose to engage with me or my loved ones in a hostile manner will very quickly understand why I spent nearly two decades in the jungles of SE Asia and elsewhere, regrettably honing my ability to disable a threat. But just because I am absolutely outraged by the BS we are presently being forced to endure up here, that does not mean I am angry with anyone up here. I simply let everyone up here live their life peacefully, and I ask to be allowed to live mine in peace, too, please. Is that really so much to ask......?
If There Is Nothing To Hide, Simply Stop Hiding.
(and stopping the deceiving would be kinda cool, too, please.)
Together, we really CAN do MUCH better.
Thank you very much for your DEEPLY appreciated ongoing support in 2020 and beyond!! :-)