Me at age 11
care of childhood friend
|Me at 50 years of age.|
Wages should always reflect the rise of the cost of living because that's the money that eventually circulates through the economy by way of consumer spending.
I am the owner and creator of Shhhh! Digital Media at https://www.shhhhdigital.com.
I am the writer of the A Lady's Prerogative series of books, the Butterfly Dragon series of books both of which are a constant work in progress.
Stories From The End too is a work in progress that I often abandon for months at a time only to return to it for a few weeks.
I also develop software and compose music as well as I am a former professional musician and still a keyboardist and piano player much like my Father.
I don't really know anyone in the building or area in which I live and have lived for approximately seven years, though I do engage in friendly conversation from time to time with those of a like mind and spirit.
Social and group stalking seems to be a big problem in the area as is identity theft unfortunately. Don't get me wrong though, there are some great businesses and community members in the area who'd like to see positive growth but unfortunately this abusive social stalking movement seems to be the biggest hurdle for the area and likely much of the city.
There are many voices in the midst of this darkness that shine and perhaps bring forth a new optimism for a better future and brighter social attitude.
None of my stories or books are based upon anyone from the area, and at most some are inspired by people's whose lives I have found personally inspiring from my early past though any similarities between my books and anyone else's life is purely coincidence.
I use my writing to assist in bringing positive attention to the community and the city in general but unfortunately that seems often to backfire on me as a result of abusive stalking. I believe that there is a social movement that literally steals the online identity and content of their victims, separating their online identity from their in person identity so that they may attribute a person's online achievements to other people of their choosing rather than the actual person responsible. In this sense, it is a form of identity theft, and that's exactly of what I've become a victim though it also includes stealing your real life identity as well and often swapping it with that of another person. Its like this cult plays a giant game of musical chairs with people's identities, one in which you have to win in order to retain your own identity. Actually the closest metaphor for this cult is that they're quite like the Borg from Star Trek and their form of identity theft is much like assimilation.
When victimized by such a group, they siphon from your life to the credit of someone else's life, often while giving you the life output of other people that is often very burdensome. Such people even believe that they are swapping your soul or spirit with that of another person and this movement has even gone so far as to regard this as the complete replacement of a person's identity.
It is unfortunate to watch my home city be consumed by such a movement and to see the victims of this cult labeled as complainers or conspiracy buffs or any other label to discredit them.
So regardless of what anyone says or does, nobody is controlling or possessing me. I don't believe any religion or belief system that operates in such a way and never will. I will however keep on writing and doing everything I can to stand in the way of this sort of activity.
My advice to others is that this group exploits the see-saw effect in people. That is they try to push their victims to the extremity of a dualistic paradigm, as being either really good or really bad. Really loving or really hateful. If you do managed to end up on the loving side of the fence, be careful because this cult often makes it a game of competing with truly loving behavior and attitude pitting it against a hateful and abusive attitude as being love. That is a polarity reversal so to speak. So if by the end of the day you've been truly and sincerely loving, that might be remembered as you being hateful and the most hateful people are remembered as being the most loving.
Often this group will single out one (or more) person(s) with whom to setup to diametical opposition in order to pit them against just about everyone.
Be mindful of this sort of thing and if you're a victim of it, try your best not to fall into the see-saw game with them. The see-saw game is whereby they try to get you to react with ever more extreme statements to their statements. This is about polarizing someone to either side of a two sided paradigm so that they can later take the best of you from you. Balance is key in this sort of attack but its very difficult when you're isolated and just about everyone gets involved in it. It is by these means that such an ideology believe they are controlling their victim.
In some cases this cult even believe that they're creating the characters in my books via their activity in this regard which once again is completely nuts. The cult believes that disembodied spirits jump from body to body imbuing the body they inhabit with the qualities possessed by the spirit that suddenly inhabited them. In some cases this cult believe that a single person can accumulate tens of these different spirits, all of which have different aspects to their being and affect the body in which they inhabit accordingly. So in this case the cult believes that the characters from my books come from the body jumping spirits, that the cult members spend most of the waking (and sleeping) hours chasing from body to body via hate and abuse of the people whose bodies they believe are inhabited by them. From my experience, it doesn't seem to matter whether you're a member of their religion or not. I'm not. I'm a Taoist and a Buddhist (albeit one that doesn't believe in collective consciousness). So to me the practice and the ideas of this cult are very unfamiliar and abusive.
Often such groups abuse their victim so aggressively and often that their victim might speak out against the abuse in ways that might broach hate speech. In such a case the cult then transfers the responsibility for that speech to areas where there aren't anti-hate speech laws and in addition to the victim losing their voice against social abuse, they often have to pay for this transfer of the responsibility for their words by giving credit for their positive efforts to the people who carry the weight of their speaking out against social abuse where it broaches hate speech. In this way it is sort of criminal extortion where the extortionists are not being addressed but the victim is losing the credit for their own positive efforts as a result. Even I've made posts which border on or may be very close to hate speech, however I always regard first human rights as defined by the United Nations and Canada's Human Rights laws. Likewise, I'll often speak out in defense of those whose rights are being squashed in this see-saw game. I've even been active for Amnesty International many years in a row for their Write For Rights event and other activism support, much of which I've given up as a result of social abuse. I found that I was doing everything to protect the rights of others yet my rights were never protected by anyone else.
I would advise that others who are victims of such activity to be careful not to be escalated to extremist attitudes by such a cult. I personally believe that this cult is responsible for many of the extremist mass murder attacks that have happened in the prior 20 years, most of which is likely a result of their see-saw methodology. Sort of a form of social radicalism set about by a group who believes they're weeding out those with the capacity for violence and animalistic behavior.
I believe in everyone's right to believe as they choose, but not in anyone's right to force others to believe what they choose for them. Belief is a personal thing and religion is a personal structure and measure of one's own spiritual progress. It is a yardstick by which one should measure themselves and not others. Measuring the progress of society with regard to social interaction and progress is the job of the Constitution, the Human Rights Act and the rule of law of which a local Government that follows the United Nations Human Rights mandate really have the final say through the rule of representation.
So be careful because you can be stalked and abused for years and then suddenly end up being swapped with the identity of a perpetrator of this sort of activity. This cult are notorious for trading identities with their victims and if you go so far as to point that out, they'll even make it appear that you do that same thing to others by taking your worst moments and making them the burden of others despite the fact that you would never do such a thing. I wouldn't but many times I've had it done for my by others, who leave me sounding like a complete hypocrite when I say that I believe that everyone should take and accept responsibility for their own words and actions. For this cult, taking responsibility for someone else's words and actions is a means by which they steal another person's output from them. Their logic is that if they carry the weight of your worst moments, then they should get the credit for your best moments. That's what motivates them to abuse people socially in order to create a reaction from their victim that this cult later on take over the responsibility for from you, so that they may steal something good of your accomplishments. In terms of the law books, this is known as criminal extortion. When it doesn't occur with money, its very difficult to prove legally but the law states doesn't regard that criminal extortion is applicant to money alone. It actually applies to anything that anyone implores of the victim of this crime.
My writing has little to do with these issues though sometimes I might take on a particular aspect of it through fiction in order to educate others if not to show them all sides of the equation.
Stay Safe And Be Well,
Brian Joseph Johns