Now whip it – Into shape – Shape it up – Get straight
Go forward – Move ahead – Try to detect it – It’s not too late
To whip it – Whip it good
Over the last few months, I have been really fascinated by the way that the Interweb works. It’s not so different from real life – most people just walking around seeing life in their own way, believing what they want to believe, not believing what they don’t want to believe. And there’s not too much wrong with that.
Until it goes bonkers and starts affecting other people.
I’ve watched how the Todd people have built up a myth – a myth so strong that even the videos that can be found so easily online ‘don’t exist’. A myth so strong that it causes people to hate and spread malicious rumours over and over again – it’s a young kid in British Columbia to blame, it’s Amanda’s ex-boyfriend, it’s a girl in a playground, it’s a nutter in Holland. Note that it’s always people who cannot defend themselves. A myth that turns marijuana smoking into ‘self-medication’; going out to raves and getting drunk becomes a therapeutic part of recovery; rampant sex becomes ‘looking for love’; and overt and uncontrolled webcam exhibitionism becomes a harmless activity, a celebration of the human form.
Part of my interest was sparked by the Rehtaeh Parsons case. Similarities to a certain extent. So now I have encountered Glen Canning. What a man. What a guy. Too lazy to even take much of a part in those mundane things like getting married and providing a decent home – or for that matter, too lazy to even bother NOT to get married and provide a decent home. But of course, never too lazy to make the most of his daughter’s death to get as much self-publicity as he can. It’s amazing how tragedies can turn non-entities into heroes. And it’s always lucrative – where there’s sadness, there’s always a buck or two to be made from being in charge of the money that pours in from gullible people.
I left a comment on his blog. Same old rigmarole. Once tested to actually evaluate what was happening, once challenged, he caved in, resorting to the laughable accusations of ‘troll’ and ‘pedo’, editing comments from me to make it look different. That’s not wise. It’s just not wise to pick an online fight with me.
Let’s just look at a couple of things for now. He said that the Parsons case (errmm….not the ‘Canning’ case, unfortunately) was not politically motivated, and that the lawyer for the prosecution was brought in to provide a fresh perspective. Oh dear. Quite the opposite in reality, I’m afraid.
‘Was there political interference in the laying of child pornography charges in the Rehtaeh Parsons case?’. You bet there was.
‘Last week, the defence subpoenaed a senior Crown attorney with the Public Prosecution Service to testify at the disclosure hearing in youth court. Lawyers for the provincial Justice Department are trying to get that subpoena quashed by a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge, sources say.’
So, then – not a shred of evidence that this was a hastily concocted prosecution to appease the masses?
And the ‘fresh eyes’ of a new defence lawyer?
‘Alexander Smith was brought in from Ontario to prosecute the case because local Crown attorneys had advised police there was not enough evidence to lay charges of any kind.‘
Since when has not enough evidence ever stopped the judicial process in Canada?
Glen Canning has gone down that well-trodden path of falling for his own version of events, of building up a narrative that suits his own purposes. He has also fallen for the stupidity of allowing nutcases to comment on his blog, from which he mistakenly thinks I am banned. Dude, do you seriously think I have one computer and one ip address? Do you seriously think I would comment using a computer with traceable identity?
And who does Glen Canning trust? Those idiots who pretend to be well-informed cyberpoliz – Anonymous. Anonymous – who did so well in providing cast-iron proof in the Todd case. Basement-dwelling wankers.
Glen Canning called me a troll. It’s the go-to word for someone who disagrees and then offers substantiation of what they have to say. It’s the word people use when they begin to lose the debate. It’s regrettable that I don’t like being accused of certain things. It brings out the worst in me. So, Glen – bring it on, dude. LOL.
Latest: hearing delayed for yet another week.