Evil has not won
Some of you have been asking about a post that I published the other day, but that now appears to be missing in action. Titled "Teutonic Twerp versus the Cosmic Slut," it was mainly about some of the ludicrous lies that one of my more recent snargets (snark targets) had been posting recently on Facebook about "the cosmic slut." Little Snarget made up stories about "the cosmic slut" being a former prostitute who is now being paid by Big Pharma and/or the medical profession to defame heroic healers such as himself. Though no real name was mentioned, it seemed pretty clear to whom he was referring with all of that "cosmic slut" stuff. So I felt compelled to write about it, and I even posted screen shots of his libelous declarations.
Not long after Little Snarget's own libelous posts were published, they were taken down by the person on whose Facebook Timeline he'd posted them. A couple of days after I published my blog post about the matter, however, Little Snarget posted another libelous Facebook screed, alleging that "the cosmic slut" -- who, he apparently felt compelled to repeat, is a former hooker -- had given a "bad STD" to the guy who'd informed Little Snarget about her. Little Snarget vowed to pursue justice against the "cosmic slut" and to make her wish she had never heard of him. He bragged that he can do this because he is rich and the "cosmic slut" is poor. He said he will really get started getting even with her beginning this Wednesday (tomorrow), when he is finally "done with" Kevin Trudeau. He figured Trudeau would be arrested today, and then he could go about his business of Operation Cleanup. (See the PS to this post.)
Little Snarget added that the "cosmic slut" is no doubt responsible for many people dying of cancer because she is out to stop people like him who cure cancer naturally. He called her a cancer and a tumor that needs to be eliminated from society, for everyone's own good and safety. And he called for people to send in any information they had about the "cosmic slut." That sounded amazingly like an implied death threat or an incitement to do violence against someone. Not cool. Not cool at all.
And yes, I saved screen shots of that one too, as did a few other folks.
That post was taken down too, as well it should have been. End of story? Maybe, maybe not.
I had several reasons for taking my own post down. It is probably temporary, and the post has not been destroyed or deleted; it is merely waiting in the wings, along with the supportive comments that some of you were kind enough to send. And I hasten to assure you that none of this has anything to do with my being directly threatened by Little Snarget. I am taking a wait and see attitude about the entire thing. However, if he does threaten me further, either with legal action or something worse, and/or if he continues to spread lies about me, then I will do more than merely re-publish the post.
It seems that I have a very high tolerance for this kind of thing -- maybe a higher tolerance than I should have. I'm not just talking about my tolerance for actionable bits of drivel, but also my tolerance for apparent misogyny. One of the commenters to my now-temporarily-hidden posts called out the little man's lies as a clear sign of the contempt for women that, unfortunately, still prevails on the Interwebz as well as in society at large. (And lest anyone attempts to point out that Little Snarget just luvs the ladies, I'll point out that compulsive/relentless/aggressive womanizing and misogyny are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they often co-exist quite happily.)
The misogyny I am talking about sometimes expresses itself in attempted "slut shaming," which is particularly silly (and probably actionable) when it is founded on a total fabrication. I have always tried to be balanced regarding these issues, and I make an honest effort not to see sexism or misogyny in every little negative thing that is said about an individual woman. But in this case, given the context and given what I know of my little detractor, I think my commenter may very well have been right.
In any case, I just want to reassure you that this issue is not dead. Evil has not won.
And speaking of evil not winning... My pal Salty Droid has just announced that he is putting blogging on the back burner (sort of) for a few months while he digs into some other projects, some of which he can and has talked about, some of which he can't talk about yet, and all of which, I imagine, have something to do with fighting the forces of Scamworld. He announced it on today's post.
If you don't mind my quoting myself (it does seem rather vain, but I've never pretended to be anything else), I'll repeat what I wrote as a comment to this post on his blog:
As people sometimes like to say to comfort themselves when they’re not sure that everything is really okay: “It’s all good.” But in this case I suspect that it really is all good. What’s good about this is not only that Jason will be more able to focus on Actually Getting Something Done (even as the little Droid continues to bleep around in the background and cough up some blog posts as the mood strikes him).Yeah. What the "cosmic slut" said.
But there’s something else good about this too, potentially: the fact that it may create a false sense of complacency in Scamworld.
I can imagine, for instance, the Wimberley Mafia, or what’s left of it, high-fiving now that the pain in their collective a$$ is taking a bit of a hiatus. Of course if there’s only one member of the Wimberley Mafia left, as I rather suspect, the high-fiving will be somewhat difficult. But maybe that one remaining member can silently congratulate himself that all of his Ho’oponopono’ing and cleaning and clearing and his yagyas finally worked. (Worked the way they did with Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike, is more like it.)
And maybe the smarmy little not-doctor with the hands-on healings and the 92% cancer cure rate will crow that it was HIS doing that made the little robot stand down. I’ll watch the Facebooks for signs of that.
And maybe the Internet Marketing Syndicate members will be breaking out the champagne and the hired escorts and saying that they “won” at last.
But evil has not won, and won’t. And contrary to appearances, it isn’t even getting a reprieve.
PS ~ Today was the day that Kevin Trudeau was supposed to have had a Very Important Court Hearing. I never could get the details about exactly when it was supposed to be, but several people said that True-dough could very well end up being arrested today. Little Snarget was one of the people crowing the most loudly about this, and taking credit for it to boot. Well, now it is moot, because apparently Trudeau's lawyers were able to buy him a little more time. Reportedly, the hearing is now scheduled for November 20. As I think I may have mentioned a few times before... no neat and tidy endings on this one. But evil has still not won.
More True-dough (and Little Snarget) on this Whirled:
- October 2012: Kevin Trudeau: Rats in our heads, GIN down the toilet...and life goes on
- October 2012: Kevin Trudeau: The shape of things to come?
- September 2012: Leonard Coldwell and Fred Van Liew: Pot, meet kettle
- August 2012: Truth is better than GIN any day
- July 2012: Drunk on GIN, and you can too!
- July 2012: Kevin Trudeau's GIN: part of the big sick machine
- July 2012: Independence Daze
- May 2012 (updated September 2012): Paging Dr. C: Bernd bridges in Deutschland?
- May 2012: Can alien DNA save Kevin Trudeau's GIN?
- May 2012: Does a canary with a GIN hangover sing as sweetly?
- April 2012: Viva Lost Wages: Sin City Become GIN City for a weekend
- February 2012: A. Rose by any other name would shill as sweet
- December 2011: True-dough updates: Bad poetry for KT, hate mail for CC
- November 2011: A jumpsuit for Jimmy
- August 2011: First Amendment Stuporhero
- August 2011: Calling all lazy men: let's build a pyramid together!
- August 2011: Everything old is Nouveau again (or, Neo-scam by any other name), Part 1 of 2
- June 2011: Holy Guacamole! True-dough's racist rants
- June 2011: For he's a jolly good felon: True-dough speaks out for Death Ray
- December 2009: Illuminutty: the secret brotherhood of the chronically gullible
- November 2009: How to take over the world
- July 2009: Horse farts and related matters
- January 2009: Mr. Fire meets up with true dough