I’ve had an interesting experience during the past 24 hours. I just found out that someone, we’ll call them Person A, who posted on this blog several months ago was not who they represented themselves to be. We’ll call the real person Person B. That is, Person A submitted comments on two postings pretending to be Person B, and due to the negative nature of the comments this affected the relationship I have with Person B, up until yesterday when I found out that Person B had never been to my blog before.
I’m tempted to name names because this isn’t the first negative experience I’ve had with Person A, and in fact I consider Person A to be a criminal who should be locked up to protect society. I’m not saying that in a harsh, bitter, vengeful way, I’m saying that the way I would say it about someone who has 10 DUI’s or who sells crack to kids. I don’t get angry about such things, but I do think these people should be taken off the streets for the safety of those around them. In the case of Person A he (and some cohorts, there’s enough blame to go around) has caused significant financial harm to literally hundreds of people and businesses to the tune of millions of dollars and he has done it apparently without remorse or conscience. To me, that’s the same as stealing millions of dollars, in which case the law would require that a penalty be applied. But I’m less concerned about justice being served than future persons being protected. So you might say “Well what good is it to say all this and not mention who it is you’re talking about?” Well, that’s the thing, I’d like to, but I’m hesitant to name names. We’ll see.