Recent news has revealed a hoax involving a male American blogger pretending to be lesbian citizen of Syria suffering under abuse. Although this is primarily an art blog, the harm that some bloggers do, along with all the other pranksters that put other people’s lives and welfare in jeopardy, cannot go unchallenged. News sources have cited family members defending this “genius.” Misguided love and loyalty, fear and shame cover too many crimes committed by people who claim to be answerable only to God and their own conscience. The law struggles to keep up with the creativity of punks who, when you ask the reasoning behind their crimes, respond half with lies and half with gibberish.
There are too many people in this world who need real protection. They live in all countries, not just Syria, and jerks like this undermine the safety of the oppressed and eventually everyone else. All blogs promote the blogger or the blogger’s product. My blog is no different. What this man has destroyed will be revealed as time goes by and if he is lucky, only he will be hurt and his blog fade into obscurity.
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