Out in cyberspace where people compete with one another for time and attention, when one is threatened by another’s points of view, opinions, or beliefs, the easiest thing one can do is get rid of the person through one venue or another. How does one get rid of the person? There are numerous ways for the sicker among us.
One can pretend that the person doesn’t exist through ignoring what threatens one or essentially blocking them out of one’s mind; this is the least overt and harmless of one’s methods.
A little more intimidating, one can strive to create drama and angst with the person directly in order to influence others to take sides against the person who is threatening; hence creating a virtual lynch-mob that will focus upon running the person off.
One can resort to covertly advertising to everyone encountered that one is being victimized by the person so that other people begin to feel sorry for one, which results in the same lynch-mob mentality in the sad attempt to get rid of said person.
One can become increasingly proactive and tattletale behind the person’s back to those in charge or try to get the person into trouble, resulting in getting the person removed from wherever it is everyone is congregating — and last but not least, onecan mislead, outright deceive, and basically trick everyone around one into what one perceives, through a variety of underhanded schemes and manipulations.
Unfortunately, warped, disturbed people have the ability to exercise all or any of these sick options and proceed to put them into action once we come into their focus. There are so many people on the internet on a variety of social networking sites that will go to any and all lengths to do away with anyone who intimidates or threatens their weak sense of self esteem and identity. If we spend any time at all online at a regular locale, we’ve all probably had to deal with someone who disliked us for absolutely no reason that we could fathom, short of just outright jealousy over our ideas, who we are, or what we look like. These people envy us to the point they begin to have contempt and dislike for us, in that they feel that we are a threat to them in some unspoken way.
While we innocently go about our daily existence, this kind of person is scrutinizing and focusing upon us in a truly pathological manner and we don’t even know it until they make themselves known through forcing themselves into our lives through strange machinations of circumstances, events, and people.
Suddenly we become aware that we have an actual enemy out here, who is deluded and akin to the woman in the movie “Fatal Attraction.” It’s someone scary, disturbed, and actually obsessed. This person has at their disposal a whole host of tricks up their sleeves and while we’re hardly naive, there is no way that we can possibly fight against or even realize what this individual is capable of.
People don’t attempt to get rid of or silence someone who doesn’t threaten them. Truly disturbed people will go to practically any length to see someone else censored, silenced, degraded, humiliated, or demeaned in order to wipe away their internet presence. Their intent becomes obvious over time to more than just themselves, although they are very adept at lying to themselves and living in an alternate reality where they are the victim and their target is the enemy. Their primary purpose is to convince everyone else of their perspective so that they can continue to sustain their delusion.
I’ve had to deal with a person like I’m describing, for a very long time now. This person is a sad, pathetic individual and it’s becoming clear to me that I haven’t even begun to touch the surface of how deranged she is. I don’t think I realized how consuming focusing upon me has become for her. I’m truly at a loss to know how to deal with her now and in the future. Most people would suggest that one avoid, stay away from, and just ignore her and she’ll eventually go away.
Unfortunately, I’m beginning to recognize that there are some people who will never go away. One can only hope that they never make themselves known in real time within our daily lives because they can become akin to something out of a horror tale and wreak havoc upon our comfortable existence.