Message to Canberra Police: I Hear You! (wink wink)

johnboy 10 May 2007 51

Recently the constabulary have been very active in these parts. They (or their supporters) have suggested that anyone who’s ever been to Gorman House is a criminal with an opinion undeserving of consideration, that asking questions of policing is “anti-police”, that a care for civil liberties indicates a desire to shield alleged pedophiles from the full weight of the law.

I’ll admit I was surprised by these ignorant, thuggish, and prejudiced views coming from a sector we expect so much from.

But then I had a revelation!

Our intelligent and perspicacious constabulary could never expect such crude and intimidatory tactics to have any effect. Therefore these noxious postings must be for another reason. I can only assume that they too are as concerned as I am, and wish to goad this website into further examination of the issues.

It’s OK boys. I get your message. I understand how deeply concerned you must have been to ensure that RiotACT doesn’t let up on these important issues.

I won’t let you down!


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chester chester 7:02 pm 13 May 07

Yeah, it’s a beauty isn’t it? I’d like to claim it as my own but I think the derivation is US vernacular.

Special G Special G 6:39 pm 13 May 07

arseclown – nice

chester chester 5:00 pm 13 May 07

And if you’d care to visit my blog JB, the poem currently up was written by one of our admins. I don’t think it needs much explanation. In the thread that announced his death, the outpouring of grief went on for pages. His folks came on line and thanked us for our support and told us how much it meant to them. One of our members attended the funeral. Our membership probably only numbered about 3000 at the time but we raised around $1500, which was used to send flowers to the funeral, a gift to his parents, and donated the remainder (over $750US) to one of Jack’s favorite breast cancer charities. It wasn’t the first child his parents had lost you see.

The reason he engendered that sort of response was because he acted in the best interests of our community not himself. And good admins are hard to find.

I wonder if your sudden demise would inspire the same sort of heartfelt response and loyalty. Somehow, I think not. You might want to spend some time asking yourself why.

chester chester 4:42 pm 13 May 07

What’s more, only you could be a big enough arseclown to turn a discussion in which I was defending you, when farq and another referred back to my stuff, I continued on with the original topic but replied to them in the process, and then you turned around and proved what a total arseclown you indeed are by attacking me.

Logical debate ain’t your strong suit is it JB?

chester chester 4:36 pm 13 May 07

And your forum software’s a clunky piece of shit. I’ll leave you to fix it. (tho’ I’ll admit the design is reasonably tasteful)

chester chester 4:34 pm 13 May 07

Look JB I didn’t start the discussion about my issues. I simply responded to comments made to me. If you can’t manage to make your dislike for me a little less obvious by directing your comments not only to me but also to the person who actually brought the topic up then, as I suggested to you before, I think you need to grow up.

You definitely need to do so before you go poncing about the place pretending to be some sort of ex-journo when in fact the best you’ve been able to manage is working for one of those news aggregation services that all the real/b> journos in the press gallery submit their stories to for distribution and syndication. You sure need to grow something before you will ever succeed at running a political blog that has any real influence let alone credibility. I’d suggest a little humility, the ability to swallow your pride, and admitting to your mistakes should also be high on your list of “Things JB Needs To Do To Be Taken Seriously”.

chester chester 4:33 pm 13 May 07

Look JB I didn’t start the discussion about my issues. I simply responded to comments made to me. If you can’t manage to make your dislike for me a little less obvious by directing your comments not only to me but also to the person who actually brought the topic up then, as I suggested to you before, I think you need to grow up.

You definitely need to do so before you go poncing about the place pretending to be some sort of ex-journo when in fact the best you’ve been able to manage is working for one of those news aggregation services that all the real/b> journos in the press gallery submit their stories to for distribution and syndication. You sure need to grow something before you will ever succeed at running a political blog that has any real influence let alone credibility. I’d suggest a little humility, and the ability to swallow your pride, and admitting to your mistakes should also be high on your list of “Things JB Needs To Do To Be Taken Seriously”.

chester chester 4:30 pm 13 May 07

Look JB I didn’t start the discussion about my issues. I simply responded to comments made to me. If you can’t manage to make your dislike for me a little less obvious by directing your comments not only to me but also to the person who actually brought the topic up then, as I suggested to you before, I think you need to grow up.

You definitely need to do so before you go poncing about the place pretending to be some sort of ex-journo when in fact the best you’ve been able to manage is working for one of those news aggregation services that all the real/b> journos in the press gallery submit their stories to for distribution and syndication. You sure need to grow something before you will ever succeed at running a political blog that has any real influence let alone credibility. I’d suggest a little humility, and the ability to swallow your pride, and admitting to your mistakes should also be high on your list of “Things JB Needs To Do To Be Taken Seriously”.

terubo terubo 2:02 pm 13 May 07

I’m getting stressed reading this stuff.

Time for a nice quiet walk.

johnboy johnboy 1:09 pm 13 May 07

You’re really not helping here Chester.

Can I suggest discussions of your issues are best conducted on your blog?

K thx Bye

nyssa76 nyssa76 11:42 am 13 May 07

Who cares what the medical history says, it can’t be used against you. If anything it can be brought up as mitigating circumstances by you and you only.

Actually farq it can be used against you.

My favourite is: “You were sick, that’s why you were upset and that you believe you were hard done by”.

However, in the real world, it was and still is “You were harassed etc and then you became sick as a consequence of another person’s actions”.

Medical history can be used in order for another group to smear a person’s personal and professional life. Funnily enough it still goes on even with Whistler Blowers and HREOC.

Sorry for continuing the OT rant 🙂

chester chester 11:09 am 13 May 07

BTW farq, the journey is the reward.

Sometimes you must travel over rocky terrain. But that doesn’t mean you won’t find many beautiful gems along the way even in the most hostile of environments.

Remembering to keep looking for them amidst the desolate landscape is part of the trick to it all. 🙂 I assure you I have already found many in the course of my recent travels. To quote the old Australian band “Tall Tales and True” whose excellent album unfortunately never made it off vinyl (don’t get me started on record labels and copyright law!):

I know that fragile trust can be torn to pieces by a world ever-changing
But you know what they say, no pain, no gain…..

chester chester 10:52 am 13 May 07

farq thanks for what I’m sure is well meant advice. However…….

Firstly, I have a great doctor who I’ve been with for two decades who is extremely supportive and on my side to the point that on Thursday they agreed they’d write a letter of saying ill-informed decisions by CIT staff and courts without consultation with my doctor isn’t a good thing for me or anybody’s health (that’s on top of the letter saying my doctor doesn’t believe I am or have ever suffered any mental illness).

Secondly, you have to weigh the damage already done to you in a situation like this, against the damage that may result from giving up, keeping in mind that is precisely the aim of the other side’s tactics. I have. It’s a close contest. But I’ve decided, at least for the time being, going on is the lesser of two evils.

Finally, 15 years is the worst case scenario. It could be a lot less and I can opt out anytime. The stress on the loved ones issues has also been dealt with but I don’t discuss such personal family matters on the internet. Suffice to say, I have an able and strong group of supporters.

But you are absolutely right that dealing with these sort of toxic people and toxic situations is cancer-causing shit.

And one must remain ever vigilant and conscious of this fact.

farq farq 10:17 am 13 May 07

High stress levels cause premature death!

I feel that leaving things like this unresolved within yourself, only reduces your quality of life and shorten it.

What about your loved ones? What about the stress it puts on them seeing you deal with all this shit for years on end!. Have they suggested a similar idea of getting a debriefing?

farq farq 10:11 am 13 May 07

See a GP you can trust. They know all the people qualified to do debriefings and can refer you to one who you can be sure is not under the heel of the powers that be.

Seeking help with perspective is not a weakness, If anything it’s just shows how high performance your head is 🙂

farq farq 10:04 am 13 May 07

Who cares what the medical history says, it can’t be used against you. If anything it can be brought up as mitigating circumstances by you and you only.

The best way to beat them is to live the best life possible (but you already know that!).

If you keep up the fight, then you’ll might end up locked up or sectioned (stress can do strange things to a person) for no reason other than you could not let it go (it’s fukced I know!).

My friend who had somewhat similar problem only found his answer once it was put in perspective by a third party he could trust was only in contact with him. A debriefing is exactly what he needed. Like people who experience/witness horrible accidents sometimes need to talk about it before they can process it properly. Again I think the smarter you are, the harder it is to sometimes integrate and accept really negative things that happen in your life (because you look for a reason, try to second guess it all!)

Stupid people have it easy, they are able to accept things more on the face value, and they can’t/don’t look at problems as hard as smart people do.

The only reason I say this is I’ve followed your saga as posted on this site and feel I’d be unable to cope with the pressure and stress. Most of the readers feel for you, last time you disappeared from the site I worried where life was leading you. Its none of my business, but fuck it! I’ve seen what this sort of thing can do to a person!

chester chester 9:31 am 13 May 07

Besides it’s not all bad. Elsewhere, where it’s been discussed at far greater length, my video exploits were greeted with the following words of approval from one of our Benevolent Overlords:

Sweet, stick it to the man!

Honestly, you make me proud.

chester chester 9:18 am 13 May 07

Do I think I could do with some “debriefing” about the whole thing?
Absolutely.
Is it a good idea while various agencies and courts are attempting to rewrite my medical history?
No.
Am I fully conscious of this dilemma to the point that I’ve thought about it at length, realized the inherent problems in continuing the fight, figured out my own strategies for dealing with the stress, and are already employing them? Such as simply switching off from it completely, sometimes for weeks on end?
Of course. Otherwise I’d go nuts. 😀

shauno shauno 9:05 am 13 May 07

Exactly fighting for the next 15 years or more as you say. Why don’t you do yourself and family a favor and give it a rest and just get on and enjoy life.

farq farq 8:35 am 13 May 07

CC: You must get pretty stressed about the whole deal. Have you sought out some support from health professionals? They are pretty good at putting things in perspective. Handy to hear their opinions of you as a third person, especially when others call you crazy (who can be sure if they are sane or not, at least I’m not sure if I’m sane!).

I have a friend who had similar problems to you. He won in the end, but only after he got it all in perspective.

No offense CC. You are obviously a very intelligent person. Too smart to waste your life caught up in this saga. My theory is that the smarter you are, the more you can benefit from help (like a car, high power engines need tune-ups more often, benefit the most from maintenance!)

Hang in there CC! You can do it!

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