Monday, July 18, 2011

What's in a name, anyway?

Hi all,

Today I received this comment from Dakota0526 and although I cannot publish the comment as is since the person used my real name, I did want to publish the post, so I am putting it here below, with my name XXX'd out:

Hi XXX, I have to ask; Why don't you go by your real name? I already know it, and your husband's case, along with a few other things, but I don't understand why you wouldn't want everyone else to also know it. I personally have a tough time taking seriously someone who seems afraid to be honest. Something to hide? Something else you don't want people to know? With utmost respect for SOSEN, I can't support you until you come clean. As an author and an advocate for falsely accused people, I dig and research any and all issues. This may not be popular with some folks, but the reason I'm an RSO is because of sheer and utter dishonesty. Lying and dishonesty have made my life very difficult, and I just don't feel like I can trust you unless you're totally honest.

Shaun Webb, author A Motion for Innocence...And Justice for All? and Black Jacks (Volume One)

My initial reaction was one of anger and shock.  I found it astounding that I even needed to explain why I used an alias.  Uh, hello, because I have a CHILD?  Because I want to keep her safe from harm?  We all know that vigilante justice is a very real threat in today's society and children of registered sex offenders get bullied on an ongoing basis.  So far, we have been successful in protecting our daughter, and I happen to believe it is because I have taken these precautions.

I don't know what Dakota0526 AKA Mr. Webb's intentions were in digging for my true identity and the specifics of my husband's case, but if he has done his homework as thoroughly as he suggests, then he has found that I have absolutely nothing to hide except for my identity.  That's it.  Nuttin' else.  If Dakota0526 AKA Mr. Webb chooses to point a finger at me and declare me dishonest then all I can say is, as a good friend would say, "Whenever you point a finger at someone, three more are pointing back at yourself".

I have read Dakota0526 AKA Mr. Webb's book, A Motion for Innocence, and since he does not actually prove his innocence in the text of his book, I took him at his word, which is what he asks the reader to do.  For this reason, I am even more surprised by this post of his.  I mean, c'mon, aren't we in the same fight?  Wouldn't a better use of his time would have been to write letters to legislators instead of searching for my true identity and  harassing me because I didn't use my real name?

If Mr. Webb is so hung up on why I am using an alias, then why does he go by the name "Dakota0526"?  What's that for?

Whatever.  I'm gonna go watch TV now...

1 comment:

  1. Great comeback, Lynn....especially the three fingers back quote. I first heard that in an AA meeting, and have recalled it often since. Keep up the great work, and remember that "those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."