Online Harassment Revisited – This Can’t Stand

Sometimes, something happens that can’t be ignored. This is one of those times. I have lived with a lot of guilt over the manipulative behavior of a former friend for about half a year and over time, his behavior only got worse and worse. Last year, he had harassed multiple individuals over a certain period of time. I can’t remember what days it happened on. Afterwards, when others confronted him on his behavior, he came to me, casting himself as a victim of bullying. I did not realize what he had done until he had convinced me to defend him. I believe this happened three times. Needless to say, I eventually grew tired of his dishonest, selfish, entitled attitude and cut ties with him. But the guilt over allowing myself to be manipulated has stayed and I’m not sure how long it will take to completely get over what happened back then. I had attempted multiple times to reason with him and convince him to stop his behavior, but he truly believes that he is above reproach, and that nothing he does on the internet can possibly have any effect in the real world. Now, I have decided to show him just how wrong he really is. I have acquired screenshots of some of the more disturbing things he’s done from a source who wishes to remain anonymous. To respect their wishes, I have edited the screenshots to obscure any mention of their name, albeit in sloppy fashion, I’m aware. But I find it’s very effective. (Warning: Some of the text in these screenshots may prove unnerving. I have used MS Paint to block out the worst examples, while showing what I believe to be necessary.)

Now, I think we can all agree that this is quite serious. These screenshots show just how unstable this person really is. He is advocating violence, even murder, and engaging in blatant sexual harassment. How anyone can ignore this is beyond me.

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