Sunday, January 18, 2015

A cautionary tale

Let me tell you a story:

As I was finishing up a  a yet to be published piece on the psychology of loudly shouted clickbat lies a couple days ago, this picture of the #GamerGhazi man-hating-hambeast-discuss-knitting-and-how-to-harass-gamers-club, comes up ALL OVER my twitter feed:

It manages to hit my coworkers screen at about the same time, because when I call him over to look at it, to marvel at this train wreck of humanity, he says "Yeah, seen that. I know that girl in the middle."

And of course, my smiling response is "You are SHITTING ME!"

He proceeds to explain that no, he is not shitting me, and proceeds to tell me a story...

But before I retell it, I feel the need to say that the resolution of this picture makes it impossible to say without a shadow of a doubt that person who he is referring to is in this picture.

I did look at the photos of the person he referred to on facebook, and I am of the opinion it may or may not be this person.  The resemblance is close, but there are just not enough pixels to tell. And, No, I am not revealing the name of the source or the person the story is about, or using MS paint to make a crude circle around them in the above picture.

Also, this is one-source, though a trusted source, and I was not able to get another source for the story.  So to anyone shouting "trust but verify!", you have been forwarned that the following story might as well be a greentext.

But I digress...

The story he told me was of a very promiscuous young woman whom, in the midst of college and not wanting to work, proceeded to tell several different men that she had slept with, that she was pregnant. And that she would to take them to court if she did not receive "child support" from them.  They all complied...   paying her money each month.  Until 9 months went by and no child appeared.

I asked my co-worker how the hell that worked, and he said: "She was a bit fat at the time, that's how she got away with it".  Hmm, I'm sure there was a bit more to it than that...

AND, as if pulling this emotional and monetary extortion once is not scandalous enough, she then switched to a new group of men, and extorted them with the same story! For another 9 months.  Until no child appeared.

My co-worker says she did this at least twice that he knew of, before he cut ties with this person.

I guess if the same con works, whatever it may be, the con artist keeps using it eh?

My point in telling this cautionary tale?  Sociopaths like this can rarely be reasoned with,  but that does not excuse those of us who actually think and feel from turning a blind eye to their actions.

In contrast to what the tone-police would have you believe, when the SJW cult does criminal things, such things are not "internet drama".  They are examples of criminality and psychopathy to be held up for the world to see.

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