|Rebecca Sedwick, cyber-bullied to death|
I’ve been thinking a lot about cyber-bullying lately, which should not be a surprise as I have been on the end of a cyber-bulling campaign that’s lasted for well more than a year.
However, cyber-bullying has also been on my mind because I have been reading about this horrible example of cyber-bullying in the New York Times, which led 12-year Rebecca Sedwick to commit suicide by jumping to her death.
In jumping, Rebecca became one of the youngest members of a growing list of children and teenagers apparently driven to suicide, at least in part, after being maligned, threatened and taunted online, mostly through a new collection of texting and photo-sharing cellphone applications. Her suicide raises new questions about the proliferation and popularity of these applications and Web sites among children and the ability of parents to keep up with their children’s online relationships.
For more than a year, Rebecca, pretty and smart, was cyberbullied by a coterie of 15 middle-school children who urged her to kill herself, her mother said. The Polk County sheriff’s office is investigating the role of cyberbullying in the suicide and considering filing charges against the middle-school students who apparently barraged Rebecca with hostile text messages. Florida passed a law this year making it easier to bring felony charges in online bullying cases.
“A coterie of 15 middle-school children.” Let that sink in for a moment.
|Bullies were often bullied as children. Was little Mark
Koldys a victim in his childhood? That would explain a lot.
Hell, that sweater alone would be worth slapping him over.
Just like analog playground bullies, cyber-bullies don’t work alone. Bullies can’t work alone because bullies are, essentially, cowards, pure and simple. Bullies most often become bullies because they were bullied as children. When it becomes their turn to be the bully, they need the mob mentality to give them the courage needed to attack.
Which brings us full circle to my coterie of cyber-bullies: The Flying Monkey Squad.
The Flying Monkey Squad — and that would be primarily Mark Koldys, aka Johnny Dollar, and Ashley Graham, aka Grayhammy — needs the mob mentality to support their cruelty. And, make no mistake: Cruelty is the exact reason The Flying Monkey Squad exists. The mob mentality allows them to cackle and laugh at their latest, cruel attacks on whomever they decide is the Enemy of the Day.
Sadly, I am almost always Enemy of the Day. Nary a day goes by they don’t Tweet about me. Don’t believe me? Take a look at their Twitter feeds [Johnny Dollar & Grayhammy.] Looking at their feeds will demonstrate better than anything I could type how they act like a coterie of obsessed cyber-bullying 12-year old school girls.
Like 12-year old cyber-bullies, they pick and probe for a topic that will get a reaction. One day it’s teasing me that I can’t afford the Harry Nilsson Box Set because I mentioned casually on facebook that it was not in my budget. Duly noted by the Flying Monkey Squad, who used it as an attack.
Then later, when they didn’t get the reaction they were hoping for, they thought dissing Harry Nilsson might piss me off and bring me out. So, that’s why one day they spent hours calling Nilsson every name they could think of.
More silliness: You know how 12-year old girls will also make fun of people’s looks? That must be why The Flying Monkey Squad returns to the topic of my beard over and over again, because that’s how 12-year old girls attack. The Flying Monkey Squad even got James Rosen to make fun of my beard, which must make him 12-years old as well. You’d think that my laughing at all their beard bullshit — even to the point of creating a photo album on facebook, called My Beard Over The Years, filled with epic beards — would make them realize that I already know I have a beard and that their japes don’t bother me.
But, no. They even made fun of my beard again the other day — just like 12-year old girls would do. It clearly demonstrates their crazy obsession, because Bitstrips is just a bit of fun I have on my facebookery and neither Mark Koldys or Ashley Graham are among my facefriends. [In fact, they keep their facebook walls hidden.] However, because nothing gets by The Flying Monkey Squad (clearly my most faithful fans) even my facebook tomfoolery is not beneath their cyber-bullying. It’s HIGH-LARRY-US they’d spend any time tricking up an image. It’s HIGH-LARRY-US they think it’s a clever attack. But then, again, I’m dealing with 12-year old girls in The Flying Monkey Squad who are obsessed about my every facebook and Twitter utterance:
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Because beards have now become a running joke between me and my facefriends, I couldn’t help but send out the following this morning:
There was a time, and not all that long ago either, when Ashley Graham was inordinately, and unjustifiably, proud of what he did to me. He even threatened to do it all over again after Johnny Dollar [Mark Koldys] had second thoughts and deleted that part of Ashley Graham’s screed. If he was so proud, why is he now denying it?
There are times I actually wonder whether Mark Koldys, aka Johnny Dollar, is still happy that he opened this can of worms. I’m one of the only people who has ever stood up to his and his sycophants’ nonsense. I will continue to stand up to The Flying Monkey Squad and I won’t back down.
I would be willing to bet that when Mark Koldys really stops and thinks about it, he will have to admit that he made a serious mistake. He allowed himself to get caught up in the mob mentality of 12-year old girls and printed Ashley Graham’s screed without considering the larger ramifications. And, he’s still encouraging The Flying Monkey Squad cyber-bullying without thinking of the larger ramifications. Their every silly, cyber-bullying, 12-year old girlie tweet makes them look ridiculous to their followers. Furthermore, every time I publish something on my blog about Johnny
Dollar (Mark Koldys), more people come to realize what raging
psychopaths he and his little 12-year old girl buddies are. They could grow the fuck up, but I know they won’t.
How do I know? Because they’re not done with me yet. They have one more card to play. Lately The Flying Monkey Squad has been goading me for one reason and one reason alone: They are trying to get me to react and fly off the handle, which will allow them to publish a new esposé of me (and for all I know it’s already written).
Get this: The Flying Monkey Squad is preparing to reveal the name I was born with. They’ve already dropped hints about it.
Or, maybe those hints were the cyber-bully’s equivalent of a threat: Don’t mess with us or we’ll reveal all your secrets.
Which means these 12-year old girls, aka The Flying Monkey Squad, are not quite ready to admit they are cyber-bullies yet.
It’s also why I can accurately call The Flying Monkey Squad obsessive cyber-bullies. In the past The Flying Monkey Squad has tried to paint me as obsessive. But we all know the unvarnished truth — The Flying Monkey Squad more than any. I didn’t start this and my desire to stand up to the cyber-bullying from Mark Koldys and Ashley Graham has nothing to do with obsession and everything to do with
exacting revenge. Who will stop first?
Mark Koldys used to be a Michigan prosecutor and this is what he is reduced to in his dotage? Acting no better than a coterie of 12-year old cyber-bullying girls. With every passing day his The Flying Monkey Squad proves its sick obsession by sneaking into my
private life, revealing details of that life, collecting everything I
say on social media, and regurgitating it in the ugliest way possible. It’s as true today as it was over a year ago: Johnny Dollar Has Proven Himself To Be A Very Dangerous Person.
Clich here and read more about Johnny Dollar. Hilarity ensues.