So -,..you like reading other peoples mail do you?
Topic: Crime and Punishment
I highly doubt the average person stops to consider (for very long)-,.. the unassailable fact about that which they are reading is something they are
SUPPOSED TO BE READING
-,...so in conveyance of that , must each and every last email ever sent both now and in the future come with a disclaimer containing instructions for what to do if you are not the intended recipient?
So if you do read others letters online, consider that you are reading material not intended for public broadcast and was not written with any type of forethought in consideration of publication.
These are re-transmitted with my personal, private and professionally known name, surname and given.
Not even in a jocular sense would anyone make marked comparison to a scale of Wikileaks on how this corrupts the social order and infringes and impinges upon a persons mental health, general health and pursuance of order to ones personal/private and public life.
And that it is because that is not the point. I own/use a blog. I have a freedom as accorded to any privately owned press or enterprise to proffer opinion and request comments.
One can offer an opinion that I have a so-called inherent "right" to publish letters as I see fit if I have them in my possession ie email in box.
But since my argument has already been made it should be made obvious that I am not about to backtrack from it. I have not done so nor do I intend to. This decision is based on the principle I support and espouse and stand by it.
It is wrong to endanger someones reputation, to thereby cause aggrevious feelings by publishing their mail and name.
OPEN LETTER TO MEDIA (SENT FOLDER)
Dear Editors and Researchers,
Certainly there are many facets to the problems surrounding teen bullying.
The blur and small tidal wave of both recent media coverage and more dated examples hopskotch from cyber-bullying and internet harassment-,.. to criminality and school yard taunts, all the way up to outright murders.
Just like so many raging hormones of the average teen, media is yet adjusting to the digital age, -,..while still chained to its own keyboard in offering a panacea to the problem. Is this much different from the response of so called big government, despite calls the Official Opposition to enact a more nationalized strategy?
In a sea of pink t-shirts worn once a year, casualties line the shore.
Would it be an overly perverse notion to consider for a second that only if your father is a local Ottawa politician that a call to end bullying can enable a call to action beyond words?
Consider that the father of the openly gay Ottawa teen who killed himself in 2011 after constant bullying by classmates echoed the sentiment brought by the NDP that a new national anti-bullying strategy would have "absolutely" helped his son.
Allan Hubley, the Ottawa city councillor whose son Jamie was 15 when he died of suicide, remarked recently that newly earmarked for funding Red Cross run campaign would have possibly changed how his son’s friends reacted to the bullying.
Contrasted with the fact that the first example of public outcry took place as
far back as the year 2000, when Hamed Nastoh jumped off the Patullo Bridge in Surrey as a result of homophobic bullying.Here talked about on television with the Fanny Kiefer Show, in print journalism
and indepth local reporting that provides enlargement.
I would therefore encourage and urge all mainstream media to consider the contrast between the digital age, and how quickly a decade can pass; with news print media the now less popular form of information purveyance -,..and how the stigmatization of mental ilness amidst all the digitized have's and have-not's only seemingly exacerbates the problem.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and my offering of this angle.
As the son and nephew of residential school attendee's i.e. survivors and person whose has also endured a litany of on-line abuse, forms of stalking and harrasement, libelous comments; defamation and slander that has affected my social life, job search, even in finding a home-,...all of these developments must represent a pyrhic victory for those who have already lost so much.
Added to this is the cultural indoctrination that men and boys are stigmatized with this problem to either put up or shut up. By our very nature historically we males are left to shoulder our own burdens.
You are either in league with an NHL hockey coach with the stong arm of a lawyer and deep pockets thereof ; to mount an robust assault of this problem. i.e. Brian Burkes lawsuit against anonymous posters, or one endures as I have; sidelined to the virtual end amidst the so-called hustle and bustle of the WWW intensive and now mobile driven information age.
And yet I still cant help but wonder about the loss of virtual media driven memory in regards to the very short and tragically ended life of Hamed Nastoh as much less a consolation to his bereaved mother than she could so therefore bear to speak out against.
I share with these people a sense of relief that the adults are finally putting away their toys to indeed: act like adults.
But by now, the shores are far too crowded with detritus of so many lives lived cut all too short. And like generations previous too all of us, are in built rationalizations are at the ready. Push button ready.
By the way.
YOUR NAME GOES HERE.
Posted by mach1231
at 1:29 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:11 PM PDT