Welcome, everyone, to the continuing Amanda Todd story.
The emotional roller-coaster continues. I have received positive feedback which was very encouraging, but sadly one or two nasty people are continuing to harass. Not me, which I can take quite easily, but people who have posted here and elsewhere supporting some of what I am saying. There is not a lot I can do about it. They are so firmly steeped in their malice and hatred that the rules of common sense and rationality escape them.
Just for information. I am Philip Rose, a name I had to use to cover my identity to stop any of the harassers involving any of my family and friends. That is the ONLY identity I currently have, though I have used others in the past. There are innocent people being persecuted by certain individuals, either because they have commented here or on my Facebook page. There has been one example of a person who was threatened by the Amanda Todd supporters simply for being seen as possibly being me.
To me, I find it slightly disturbing that, in a story that involves the terrible effects of cyber-bullying, the Amanda Todd supporters have resorted to terrible accusations against certain people who are completely innocent. I won’t name names here, but representatives from ‘Amanda Todd’s Safe Haven’ and from the ‘Amanda Todd Reporting Team’ have launched scurrilous attacks against certain people, simply for expressing an opinion. Up until yesterday, although I was angered by it all, I had almost grown weary of it. But now, it appears that the Amanda Todd supporters just don’t have any limits.
From time to time I have sunk low enough to try to deal with the harassment by responding with similar activities. There are times when it is much easier to treat it like a joke. Personally, I don’t care what people say or do concerning me. To a certain extent, I’m in the fight and deserve the consequences. And also to a certain extent, some of the victims of harassment are mature enough to deal with it themselves. But the latest victim was a step too far. This has to stop. One last thing though, before I continue with today’s post: the personal attacks from the Amanda Todd supporters on innocent people for voicing an opinion just shows them up for what they are – spiteful hypocrites.
Note: I have contacted the RCMP today.
So – on with today’s post.
This is a continuation of the chatlog that has featured in the previous days. It is from December 17th, 2010 (Canada time). Cutiielover (aka Amanda Todd) controls the room, and most of the comments are for her, to which she gives verbal responses. Most of what is going on is self-evident, but I will provide notes.
152 viewers means that there are moderators in the room. Amanda is warned – ‘DON GET BANNED’. She is on BlogTV probation. She is warned not to continue.
The discussion, started earlier, about whether she is shaved or not, continues. She is encouraged to prove it. Pictures available online show that she has exposed herself in this way.
There’s a reference to another girl. There is another warning: ‘DONT SHOW ANYTHING’. This is hardly the enticement Amanda mentions in her video.
Maybe the suggestion is to move to TinyChat because it’s safer. Amanda was also on TinyChat.
Sky**** knows she is about to get banned. He suggests ‘i have a room you can use don’t get banned’
I think the next few comments are about the other girl someone has mentioned.
cris*** writes: ‘show your shaved?????’ Oh dear. Amanda truly is in a cesspit.
you**** writes: ‘more viewers = more chance of ban’. The people in the room know that either the moderators will issue a ban, or that some undercover people will report it.
The rest of the chat needs no commentary.
What can we learn from this? Many things. I will seek to explain in another post soon. However, the blackmail story, the story of enticement or of coercion, the predator-pedophile story – these are all dead. Amanda Todd was a liar. That is a fact that many people must become used to.
I half-believe that Amanda was aided and abetted during the making of her video. I believe that someone – maybe her mother, or maybe her therapists (she was in hospital at the time) – thought that it would be a good idea to publish what is, essentially, a made-up story designed to get Amanda off the hook. And I believe that the processes necessary to try to keep such a set of lies going may have contributed to Amanda’s depression. She would have been attacked – yet again – by the people who knew the truth.
But I will go into that in more detail in upcoming posts. Meanwhile, I just ask her die-hard supporters: surely you now know you have been tricked?