I find the Sisterhood of Transsexual Purity every single bit as messed up as I find the Transgender Borg.
Obsessive Trolls in want of lives. They seem to have nothing better to do than crawl endlessly through everything from the Usenet to mailing list and now through blogs looking for nits to pick. They are like zombies looking for brains to eat and people to draw into their troll world where the endless game of Transwarcraft gives meaning to their pointless and empty existence.
Perish the though that the coiners of WBT might not share their obsessions nor their politics.
We might think that Christan Williams, Autumn Sandeen, Dyssonance and Monica Roberts are too crazy to take seriously, but are they any more fucked up than the trolls of HBS/Classic transsexualdom?
The World of Transwarcraft is kind like George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones books, only without the occasional sexual titillation.
Endless fucking war over the meaning of words that no one really gives a damn about.
I stuck my head up, looked around and saw that most of these wars seem to be perpetuated by a relative handful of people, many of whom seem to be on line for 18 or more hours a day which suggests both a lack of sleep and an addiction to stimulants such as cocaine or meth.
I actually remember when I bottoming out with drinking, how I would binge and go on an Internet tear, lashing out full of rage.
That didn’t improve my life.
An Acquaintance of mine, Andrea James was curious about a bunch of the players in this World of Transwarcraft. When it comes to the awarding of points for honestly claiming their own words the crazies on the Transgender Borg side win hands down. They are out there putting their name on their words and often their pictures. As a result they take the heat.
The Sisters of Transsexual Purity, on the other hand often hide behind aliases. The ones who don’t tend to be far less dogmatic.
Their attacks come off as though they are right wing operators being paid to follow a script.
They are dogmatic in the same way as the Dominionists who are exposed by Southern Poverty Law Center and People for the American Way. They use virtually the same scripts.
They hide behind numerous aliases, create different e-mail accounts and even go so far as to put up dummy blogs with zero posts.
In some ways they are very much like Denise Tree aka Kiira Tirea and others.
Refuse to take their bullshit or call them on it and immediately they slip into ad homenim attacks.
It’s easy to dismiss these people as cranks, failures and nut jobs.
But along with being a general pain in the ass, and annoying they destroy people’s ability to work together for similar purposes even when those purposes aren’t the same.
Lately rather than fighting with people I’ve found myself wondering, Cui bono. Who benefits?
What if these trolls aren’t just attention whores getting their jollies by stirring shit.
What if stirring shit is how they earn a living?
I wonder because I’ve discovered there are people out there who will pay for people to write reviews for businesses. But there is even a darker side there are people who get paid to go on the sites of other business and write negative reviews.
Weird and nasty.
Not to mention extremely boring that people are still pushing the same BS they were pushing ten years ago.