Did you know there is a secret force policing the internet for unpopular content?
It appears there is, and that a member of this force is someone posting as "Mandy."
Mandy has been sending quite a few comments my way, starting back about a month ago when I wrote a post about crime and behavior that perpetuates stereotypes by fullfilling stereotypes.
This, in her mind, makes me a racist. I would perhaps, I stress perhaps agree with the description that I have some bigotted opinions, but that wouldn't even be accurate because I do not dislike any group based solely on their race, age, religion, sexual orientation or any other protected demographic label.
My greatest curiousity involves why Mandy expresses an opinion that it's wrong to hate anyone. It appears that having any dislike/hatred for another person makes me "sad" in Mandy's opinion.
Back in August I wrote in a stream-of-consciousness style, so I did not stay to a single direct point, but kind of hit on a number of related topics. Unfortunately, I responded to some comments on my blog in the same manner, which lead to more criticism from Mandy and an inflation of her opinion of herself and of my evil nature.
It's also very interesting to me that I've received (and rejected) a number of her comments in the past few days and that she is still very concerned with my writings, and that even though my post on responsibility addressed no specific demographic group, she continues to assail me as a "sad" person, a "hater," a "racist," and someone who should be monitored.
She's even gone as far as to warn me that there are many more people watching me than I might think. Just curious who these people might be and what their purpose and plan is.
If you'd like to see what any of this is about, you may visit "Mandy" at http://www.mandysmoments.blogspot.com
At this site, Mandy's Moments are all about me. Perhaps the title should be Michael's Moments? Mandy has offered (several times) this week to repost my comments from August. She has saved files (should I be flattered?) of my old posts (some of which I chose to delete but she felt to save for posterity).
In a vigilante move, she even posted a picture of me on her blog (which she later removed).
Somehow a seven year old graphic image (which is MY property) made an impact in her desire to police the internet for content she disagrees with, and for her and her "others" to perhaps read, discuss, and get upset about.
I don't know Mandy's ultimate purpose. She has instigated a conflict with another blogger who I know, resulting in that blogger being added to Mandy's list of haters. She has now taken to posting on my wife's blog because I have been rejecting her comments here. I have wondered to myself if her purpose is to get me to respond to her, and if by writing this post I am feeding her ego. I have considered a sabatical from blogging, which would probably satisfy Mandy in that my voice would be silenced, but I think her true desire may be more noble, and the simple fact is that if I stop writing about my thoughts, feelings and opinions, there would not be a change in them, and as there are a total of three posts on her blog (all related to me), what would she have to write about if I did not write?