Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Community Safety Cyber Bullying Covert Bullying Anti-Social Vigilantism Ignominy by Covert Bullying Defamation Racism Facebook Social Media "The Madness of Hyper-Vigilance" Hyper-Vigilantism Social Exclusion Appropriate Attitudes towards Men Sexism Gender Equality Rule of Law Due Process Gender-Equal Application of the Law Rule of Law IS One Size Fits All Respect of One Person for Another

"We will not walk in fear of one another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine"

Ed Murrow 

The Madness of Hyper-Vigilance: 

Anti-Social Vigilantism/ Covert Bullying
reminds me of this scene from the movie The Front (1976) Directed by Martin Ritt:

"I'm innocent! I never joined anything. A terrible mistake has been made"

"I sympathise, unfortunately I can only help people who are willing to make a clean breast of what they've done"

"But I haven't done anything"

"That's why I can't help you"

Hollywood Actor protesting his being placed on the black-list as a Communist
during the Senator Joe McCarthy Communist witch-hunts in 1950's America

Previously in Melbourne if one had done something wrong one could redeem oneself, and if one hadn’t done anything wrong, one could feel confident one would not be deemed a “social undesirable.”

Now in this hyper-vigilant era one can be denounced by a vigilante spreading lies and rumours and be denied a forum to refute the rumours.

In other words, if you haven’t done anything wrong, 

you can’t redeem your social reputation!

Guilty until proven innocent
by vigilantes!

Pete Dowe

"Rule of law, equal application of the law, due process, respect of one person for another are necessary for a peaceful productive society" 

Malcolm Fraser

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