Bullying commentary gets nowhere

The bullying commentary that persists on my blog isn’t going to

a) cause me physical harm.

b) cause me legal difficulties.

c) cause me to return to “treatment.”

d) cause me to kill myself.

e) cause me to take down my blog or stop writing.

f) cause me to change my mind about anything.

g) cause me to change my mind about the abuse that was done to me.

h) cause me to take medication or go to “therapy.”

It is, actually, only a minor nuisance. I screen all comments. I’d appreciate some supportive ones or constructive ones instead of the recent ones that have appeared here recently.

The recent claim amuses me. It’ll amuse my earnest readers, too.

As follows: The claim is that I have “polydipsia,” which the bully says is a “symptom of severe borderline personality disorder.” Oh, of course a bully would say that.  Go ahead, have fun giving me some more diagnoses, every fun diagnosis in the book. Our bully seems to forget that I was given Lithium and took it as prescribed from 1984 until 1996. I have lithium-induced nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, as do thousands of others who took Lithium. In fact, most who took Lithium for that long aren’t even alive now. My condition has been verified in three medical facilities, and they have also verified that my thirst signals and intake are correct for my body. Yes, I am very thirsty a lot of the time and I need a lot of water, far more than most people, because I was given Lithium in the past. I am not faking it, nor did I “fake” the latest ultrasound, which shows shrunken kidneys, also from having taken Lithium.

I think bullying someone on their blog is cruel. If you want to waste your time doing such a thing, go back to junior high.

 

Example of typical bullying

I know others in the Movement have gotten trolls. This one is typical of the kind of shit I get. Personal attacks:

Sharon:

“You say that your mother has dementia… and then you say that all psych labeling is harmful. Which is it?

When will you become demented? The best place for you will be a facility for the elderly, right?

Are you actually getting money from your family while complaining that they are terrible and have “abandoned” you? You could absolutely get a job bagging groceries in Watertown. Or working at a gas station as a cashier. You choose not to. You actually think low-level jobs are beneath you! LOL! YOU refuse to work. You’re a dishonest freeloader.

You’re fooling yourself if you think that anyone in real life–yes, even in Uruguay–finds you respectable.

You are delusional in being proud of SELF-PUBLISHING your writing. You are unaccomplished.
You are a drain on the system. You USER. You used so many services that truly mentally ill, suffering, honest people could have received and been helped by.”

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This is the typical attitude. I wonder who “Sharon” really is. It really could be anyone, some asshole on Facebook who has never met me…Clearly this attitude is typical of those wishing to discredit everything i say and invalidate my experience. Anyway, posts like this are reflective of ignorance. The IP address this person is writing from is in France, but I bet it’s a fake IP.

Dementia isn’t a psych label, it’s neurological, meaning that the person’s brain cells have deteriorated, and can be seen on a scientific test done by a neurologist. It’s not a psychiatric condition, even though psychiatry insists on “treating” it.

Actually, the best place for people who have dementia is with their families. Those facilities for the elderly are  a huge money-making racket. It breaks my heart that my mom has to live the rest of her days behind locked doors.  I’d take care of my mom myself if I dared to go back to the USA.

Money isn’t love. My brother lived an hour’s drive away and refused to see me for decades. I was left out of family gatherings such as graduations and holidays. My other brother rarely saw me even though I knew he’d came to Boston and spent days there.  I spent every birthday alone. If that’s not being abandoned by your brothers, I don’t know what is.

I self-published my first book but my second was published by a publisher who publishes only a small percentage of the manuscripts that are sent to him.

I think the folks here in Uruguay can speak for themselves and this “Sharon” really has no clue. Has he/she ever been here? Doubtful.

He/she quoted my brother, saying I’m a “drain on the system.”  Was he/she even aware that these were his exact words to me?

So which is it? So-called “mentally ill” or not? This “Sharon,” in his/her last paragraph, states that I am not mentally ill but others are.   He/she also stated I was “delusional.” So which is it?

This is typical of the bullying I get online.

I can hardly wait to read this one to my REAL friends, cuz they’re gonna laugh their butts off.

 

Link: An article in the New York Times about kids and cyberbullying

This is rather sad and it certainly isn’t my intention to get anyone into tears to start off the weekend.  I myself rather enjoy a good cry now and then, even over an article such as this.  I’m not one to get “triggered” easily.  I don’t even believe in “triggering.”  But you might.  I did get teary over this article, but certainly not “triggered.”  I’m not upset.  I feel empathy.  I’m certainly not depressed and I feel good today about my own life and my own situation, but I feel sorry for the family in Florida that the article talks about.  There’s a huge difference, then, between crying over an article because you feel sorry for the family you’ve never even met, and getting depressed over an article and then falling apart and committing suicide.  How often does the latter happen?  If it ever does, I’ll bet other factors were involved besides just the damn article, dummies.

Okay, thus said, here’s the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/14/us/suicide-of-girl-after-bullying-raises-worries-on-web-sites.html

The link will open in a new browser window.  Take care and have a nice day.