A plague on both your blogs
Thank you to everyone who responded to the last few posts.
As is my anal-retentive wont, I will reply to all messages that I haven't as of yet.
Perhaps it is my bipolar disorder talking (although I don't think so) but this whole Squid episode produced a wide range of feelings and reactions for me.
The first was rage and indignation that Henry-- a former very close blogfriend of mine--one that I encouraged to start his own blog--would stoop so low as to accuse me of shutting down Satan's site because of a comment I made to someone else's blog. This was not a flaming comment, mind you, but instead a comment that the blogger actually thanked me for profusely and chose to include as part of her next post. Nevertheless, Henry, desperate for "revenge," attempted to stir up trouble for me. (After our original rift, incidentally, he blocked my access to his e-mail or blog so I could not defend myself. Very cowardly, very childish.)
Then came further feelings of anger when several other sheep jumped on the bandwagon over at Satan's site as well, and before I knew it, a mini-Salem's witch hunt of the internet erupted.
Squid is a very disturbed individual. I will probably have more to say on both Henry and Squid in the next post--or perhaps I will drop the whole sorry matter. I'm not sure yet.
When Squid and I began our little "debate"--precipitated by his attack to my site--I at first enjoyed myself. It was so very easy to reply to his retorts--not because I am capable of using "big words"--but rather because he is so stupid and childish that he made it so very easy for me. I half suspect that his modus operandi is playing the sadomasochistic buffoon--anything to get attention.
This elation at having a respite from "serious," real world concerns which I and others address on their blogs--little things like Katrina and Bush as well as other matters I considered thought provoking enough to blog about--kind of lured me into this pointless flamefest. I shamelessly admitted that I was rather enjoying myself.
But yesterday, my mood and attitude again changed as I realized that not only were people like Squid stupid and malicious, but actually deliberately hateful and hurtful to the point of potentially aggraving another's serious illness.
The thing that really made me turn the corner into sheer disgust was the way that Squid turned his wrath on someone with a very serious condition--Fibromyalgia disorder. This condition is devastating to its sufferers, causing horrible chronic pain and debilitating symptoms. Suzie suffers from it.
Shortly before Squid turned his wrath my way, he began tormenting Suzie on her blog--complete with horribly malicious profanities and accusations-- by claiming that she had infected his blog with a virus. As of yesterday, he was still taunting her in the comments section of a seroius post about her condition. For me, this goes way beyond the definition of an annoying, albeit "harmless" prankster. and his horrible sickness now sickens me as well.
I will probably write more on this--I could write a book on Henry alone, but he doesn't deserve that kind of attention. For now, this is the essence of what I want to try to express about two very sick individuals--Henry and Squid.