Against All Odds
When Manipulation Backfires
Recently I made a post. The post was poorly written, disconnected and a little bit emotionally charged. It tried to explain something that was ultimately far too complex to jam into a post I had no patience to write in the first place. Essentially, it attempted to explain a fairly complex social situation I had found myself at the butt of. I am a grown man and don’t throw the word “bully” around too often, but it was essentially what was happening to an almost unbelievable effect. Since posting it, further things had come to light about some of the activities that had been going on for some time now, including real and tangible bullying from somebody I almost accepted into my house and life. Needless to say, that was a massive bullet dodged.
I could practically hear the phone-calls from 2 of the people mentioned in the post trying to curry favour and force somebody to take sides. After all, taking sides is half of the psychological manipulation employed by rat people with rat motivations. Using somebody more popular as a weapon in which to further isolate the intended target, in this instance me, was the final straw. I woke up one morning removed from a Discord I had no business being removed from. This made it all too clear not only to me but to the person being weaponised against me that powers were abused and that the game-set-match these few (not all) bullies thought they’d fixed – was anything but. I do want to make something clear. I know that there are good-hearted and well-intended people in that community – the community this all originated in. The people at fault know who they are. The money guy, the isolation guy (i.e the dude that almost came here) and the hick. The rest have never had beef. Whether they chose to take issue or not now is up to them, but I have it in good faith most of us are fine.
This is where the 3 amigos went wrong. Calling somebody up doesn’t make you best friends IRL. Telling somebody you love them doesn’t make them accept your actions. Putting somebody down then being super nice to everyone else is sometimes see-through. The hick especially does this, the isolation guy knows not to – and employs more sinister tactics. But what none of these guys expected is that all of the manipulation wouldn’t work. What they didn’t expect was that the person they set out to weaponise against me could think for themselves. They underestimated that man. Just when I was supposed to be at the height of my social castration, they
Each and every one of them lost all of their roles within Discord, I was reinstated and they will now be left in a position I could only imagine to utterly…
This was such an unlikely win for the small guy. I sent no screenshots, I never mentioned a name. I didn’t try to make anyone takes sides (unlike the money guy and his cohort). I let these Picasso’s pile up on me like rabid dogs to such a point it became obvious they were trying to screw me.
Sometimes you just have to hang on tight and hope for the best. I’ll admit, I pretended to be on the back-foot to the isolation guy to see if he’d rub it in my face (predictably, he did – he’s not a nice man to say the least). But it all counted for nothing. All of the social castration, “take our side or else” bullshit now means all of these bastards, save the few innocents, can sit and think about their actions for a good time to come. Either that or learn nothing and return to being horrible to anyone that challenges their ideals, like bullying people or harassing woman – as a few of them do daily.
I’d like to extend a thank you to those who did stick up for me in this. I wasn’t sending screenshots and picking up the phone – I knew it’d be too much noise. I also knew the people trying to get sides would be busy doing that themselves (do they even understand how fucked up that actually is in and of itself?). It meant a bunch to me.
A win for what was right, for the small guy….in the face of a team of people who could have easily convinced what they thought was a less intelligent person, then ultimately failed.
And now, I can put this all behind me and let the good times ensue.