Firstly I want to apologise to Jeremy for mocking him in the previous “Lethal Twit” post. Attacking him over the continuing harassment from the Grods alumni was wrong and I sincerely regret it.
I have copped a bit of flack for my “Lethal Twit” post and with the benefit of that wonderful 20/20 hindsight I would have played it differently, well what’s done is done and I think that it is worthwhile to explain in detail why the blog war is so hard to leave behind. A great deal of the credit goes to the idiot pictured above. He posts under the pseudonym of “John Surname” or more recently “John Winston” and he is a member of the “Grods alumni”.
He has a very long history of misrepresenting himself on the internet he and his pal AJ created a fraudulent internet presence pretending to be Corey Delaney and they take great delight in boasting about it here , But that is just the tip of the ice berg of his mischief making on the net, He also boasts about his trolling of dating sites where he has pretended to be a female Nurse just so that he can scornfully mock the people that are looking for love.
He has made special hobby of pretending to be me on the internet he posts comments in my name all over the place usually taking a piece of text from my writings and using selective quoting and inappropriate context to try to make me look silly, Now if I become aware of such a comment I get in touch with the site owner who has been defrauded and explain that the comment was not made by me and I ask for the comment to be removed. This is rather time consuming and very tedious. he has done it so often at JF Beck’s blog that the regulars know very well when a comment in my name has been posted that it is likely to have come from him. I literally can’t comment there any more because of Surname’s efforts.
His latest stroke was to sign me up for the White Ribbon day pledge, not such a bad thing many of you may think, you know because the campaign is all about addressing domestic violence. But there is a history behind his choice here and it goes back to a blog post that I wrote a couple of years ago called No to white ribbons and several posts on the same topic like “Toxic relationships and domestic violence , or a white ribbon is no answer” But John has been especially inspired by my choice of words from the “no to white ribbons” post where I said:
Women who goad, nag and belittle their partners must accept some responsibility for the consequences of their actions. I don’t condone men lashing out under such continued provocation but I can understand it. So lets be real here domestic violence is bad but it is about an unhealthy relationship dynamic rather than the vice and virtue inherent in each of the genders.
He has referenced this bit of writing of mine countless times but usually he only quotes the first sentence here so that he can imply that I am excusing domestic violence and to make me look worse he usually deletes the word emboldened above (as it is the original piece) his selective quote then makes me look like an apologist for wife beating. He had his nose very much out of joint on this part of his “hobby” when he tried to peddle this meme at Andrew Bartlett’s blog and I was able to demonstrate that he was deliberately misrepresenting me and a reading of the thread shows.
Anyway back to Surname’s last stroke where he signed the WRD pledge in my name the historical context that I have outlined above explains why he thinks it is such a ‘jolly Jape” and my following the tweeting of the Grods alumni lead me to the message I cite above. I was a great deal less than happy about this so after writing an email to the WRD people to have Surname’s fraud removed I dutifully took screen shots and retired to consider my options. As Ray Dixon suggested in the Lethal Twit thread I probably should have written this post instead of that one, but you don’t get a total do-over when you have made a mistake in this world so there is no point in having too much regret about it now.
What can anyone do when confronted by pimply faced scum bag like John Surname/Winston? I have been operating on the assumption that all of the Grods alumni are equally responsible for the acts of any individuals and that is probably not entirely fair on the bit players in this long running soap opera, But what is guy to do when those same bit players protect him and they are acting as willing accomplices to the likes of Surname/Winston?
So the bottom line is if you come across comments posted around the traps that look like they are from me, but don’t look that consistent with what I actaully say here then it is probably more of Surname/Winston’s bullshit, drop me a line if you like and let me know what you have seen because he is a busy little shit who seems to spend a great deal of time on his harassment efforts, the latest being a fake Iain Hall twitter account.
Of course it is only correctly labelled as a fake now because I complained…
OK for those of you who are still with me I am asking for any help that you can give me to bring this scum bag to heel .
Because no matter what your politics, obsessives like Surname/Winston will spoilt it for everyone. and you never know when he might start pretending to be you and portraying you as a wife beater, prostitute, a thief or a drug addict.
In the last paragraph before my conclusion I said that John Surname was the creator of the fake Iain Hall twitter account. However in the light of the admission (in the comments) from Damian Doyle (AKA “Toaf”) it was his doing I of course now know that my attributing that to Surname was in error.