You Deserve Whatever You Get: Hornets' Nest"Why do you provoke them? Why slap the hornets' nest?", you said condescendingly.I don't deserve to have places where I vent on the internet suddenly become the domain of others.I don't deserve to now be afraid that some poorly written poem or crazy story I post on an art site, where I go for cathartic release, to fuel some sick retribution - by a gang of internet bullies who think other people's lives are theirs to play games with - against those I care about.I don't deserve to fear for the safety of my partner and her child because of a comment - pointing out the limited view and/or hypocrisy of an authoritarian - that I made on an internet newspaper site.I've done nothing to deserve having my life invaded and the personal information of those I love exposed to gods only know who.I don't deserve to have my freedom to express myself stripped away like this.
You Deserve Whatever You GetWith a coldness in your voice that cut as deep as the words, you said, "You deserve whatever you get!" I beg to differ.I didn't deserve to have every e-mail address I've ever had hacked in the last year.I didn't deserve to have my phone - that I depend on for calls from work - cloned.I didn't deserve the loss of thousands of dollars of work that stemmed from that cloning.I didn't deserve being labeled unreliable by employment contacts because I didn't answer or return phone calls that I didn't find out until weeks later that I'd missed.I didn't deserve to have my struggling small business crushed in that manner.Nor did I deserve to have hundreds of dollars worth of my equipment stolen because some miscreants decided "It's Adventure Time!".When I disagreed with your heartless statement, I didn't deserve your hateful response, "You always have to be right!" because you know it's a damned lie.I've not deserved the distrust and disrespect that I've been repeatedly shown by so