Saturday, August 16, 2008

my post on cf.com

Terri, to my knowledge, the only thing you have pointed out was that blake was posing as gina in ONE post in the midst of the bannings.  To that end, you are just as wrong now as you were then, before this was all exposed. 

I would commend you for being brave enough to speak up, but the fact is that’s not the case.  Your reply was made out of spite, nothing more.  Please try not to break your arm patting yourself on the back.

As far as the fiasco, there are a lot of people confused and hurt by this.  Several of us were very close to the situation, and our support was motivated by a deep fear; a fear that we could one day be in the same situation and we would only hope that people would be there for us as we were for her.

I believe this whole situation served its higher purpose.  The real shame is that it took one fraud to expose another.  One being the obvious – gina/pepe; the other being that this site is a safe haven for people with cf as well as caregivers and families.  The fact that the proprietors of this site have been banning, with what appears to be extreme prejudice, only cystics alludes to the true perspective of the site’s founders.  The idea that we cystics are in need of salvation, and this site is the answer to our proverbial prayers, the proprietors being our would-be saviors, is degrading to say the least. 

That attitude was present long before the trolling, and while the latter may be more maliciously aligned, the former has a much larger impact.  I, for one, am glad it happened.  Being one who has been close to gina and an avid participant on this site for years, I feel more betrayed by cf.com.  

5 comments:

CowTown said...

Well put Kataclystic Cystik.

( I just found your blog through someone else's)

Gibson Twins said...

I replied to your comment on DWT re: being able to fake munchausen syndrome by proxy.

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy is not a medical condition. It's legal speak for a habitual liar using illness to get attention from others, either for themselves, or in instances of purposely making their child(ren) ill to get attention from doctors.

Quite sickening...

Clamshellmuni said...

You are correct, sir.

Shannon said...

As far as the fiasco, there are a lot of people confused and hurt by this. Several of us were very close to the situation, and our support was motivated by a deep fear; a fear that we could one day be in the same situation and we would only hope that people would be there for us as we were for her.

Exactly.

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