Tuesday, July 16, 2019

See-Saws And Community Life

Me, Brian Joseph Johns:
Out and about in Regent Park, Toronto
You know, most people probably want what everyone else wants. Peace. Prosperity. Predictability. Comfort. Companionship. Cash. Credit. A little bit of fire under our asses to challenge us to grow in the case we grow too stagnant. In the case where that fire arrives, then most of us want the where with all to acknowledge when we're wrong and the courage to defend when we know we're right. I honestly believe that most of us have that, except for the cash and credit part, but discipline and persistence will bring even those things despite their fleetingness.

One thing that I cannot understand and never could is how someone could take the credit for someone else's effort or work. I mean what would possess someone to concoct a scheme whereby they setup the method and illusions (lies) necessary to take from one person what they have worked long and hard to create?

Piracy is one thing for certain. It is similar but no quite nearly as horrible a thing to do as attempted theft of creative or intellectual property. Piracy hurts content creators for certain and costs the industries from which it thrives a lot of income and opportunity. Nowadays piracy is a very powerful force in society, and is quite capable of protecting itself. A case of one side of society having to give the devil his due. Piracy is a far cry from theft of creative and intellectual property and Piracy pales in comparison to the other, making piracy seem courteous when compared to creative and intellectual property theft. At least they wait until you've created something to steal it rather than stealing the concept before the final product is produced at all.

That's one challenge I deal with frequently. A group of people who attempt to take my efforts from me by implying that I was under their influence when I created whatever it is they're trying to take. Much of the stalking I experience centers around that concept and goal, with the other goal being that stalkers want to burden the people with whom I side with their burden. Quite often that means that stalkers are targeting the members of the Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai communities communities, all of whom I am indebted to and always will be. The same applies to the other communities with which I number myself. The music creators community. The ASMR community (of which I am a dedicated audience member). Youtube content creators. Film and television content producers and broadcasters. Game and entertainment developers and their respective gaming communities. Software application producers.

So today when I went out into the community I was met with a lot of stalking and harassment certainly geared towards an attempt to see-saw my behavior between hot and cold. Love and hate. You probably know the drill. Fortunately I was able to keep my calm and turn the tables, instead of my stalkers turning the Asian community in their garbage bag, I was able to turn the stalkers into my garbage bag. However, that's something with which I very much disagree. I don't believe that anyone should have to take responsibility for what I say or do. Even those who pit themselves as my enemies or the enemies of my friends. I'm just disgusted with the fact that that these people purposely tried to use the Asian community and their garbage bags on account of my loyalty to them, and that they attempted to steal the credit for my creative efforts. I've been working on a few things in a software development sense and recently they've come to very close to fruition.

I'm actually in the middle of field testing one, and about to do the same with the other. Field testing will likely take a month or two. The longer the better as that's the time I use to sculpt the features required in day to day use of an application. If something comes up that would improve the operation of the software or increase its potential, I implement it and add it to the most current field test version. Then I continue my testing until the next requirement emerges. Given enough time, this actually shapes the application and its feature set, all starting from a very basic set of goals for its operation. Also with more time, the application becomes more and more stable up until its initial release. That's how my development process works. Its very different from a lot of other methodologies, such as Lifecycle Development though it remains far less structured as such which can be a drawback. Regardless, it works for me and my turbulent company Shhhh! Digital Media.

So when people in the community attempt to devise the means to steal from me my creative and intellectual work and credit it to someone with whom it has no association, that naturally makes me very tense. It very nearly broke my heart to give up writing The Butterfly Dragon and A Lady's Prerogative but it was necessary with the level of social attacks I experienced.

The same thing happenes with my stories, The Butterfly Dragon and A Lady's Prerogative. I haven't worked on them for three months and going as a result of similar abuse but I'll be damned if I'm going to let a cult completely destroy my livelihood and efforts to earn a living. Luddites? They could be? Regardless they have no right to do this but we seem to be living in the society of post human rights. Where human rights have been thrown completely out the window in favour of gangster colours and religious and racist colour symbolism. I mean, apparently I can't be in a relationship with a Chinese Woman unless I'm a "red brown", or I'm German and I'm a red black and white according to this cult. If on the other hand I'm a "blue brown", I can't be in a relationship with anyone Chinese at all. Similar colour coding rules apply to my prior Korean girlfriend. So what happened to the human rights act and the charter of rights and freedoms?

I mean, read the purpose of the Canadian Human Rights Act. I've clearly highlighted the words associated with my point.

Purpose of Act

Marginal note:Purpose

The purpose of this Act is to extend the laws in Canada to give effect, within the purview of matters coming within the legislative authority of Parliament, to the principle that all individuals should have an opportunity equal with other individuals to make for themselves the lives that they are able and wish to have and to have their needs accommodated, consistent with their duties and obligations as members of society, without being hindered in or prevented from doing so by discriminatory practices based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered.

Colour would not just mean the colour of a person's skin but it would mean any use of colour and its symbolism to denote a justification outside of the law to prevent relations or interactions with members of other cultures on the basis of any of the aforemented practices in the Human Rights Act.

Most stalkers seem to be geared towards tricking their victim into violating the Human Rights Act but in the process they don't realize they're violating it themselves. It seems they're trying to break the citizenship of their victims, perhaps so they can claim that their victim is of another nationality by implication.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights unequivocally states that “everyone has the right to a nationality” and that “no-one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality.”

So what gives? When such violations are in progress, what is someone to do? Call the Police?

Human rights requires that we defend those rights unilaterally for that whole system to work. Instead that system is currently under attack and there is nobody to call but ourselves. We have to take responsibility for defending our rights, hopefully only with words.

I am indebted as I said to the Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai communities of Toronto. Members of those communities helped me onto my feet when I was at my lowest and literally had nothing. Not even a roof over my head. I would still be ad defensive for them regardless of the situation, but this at least ensures that they owe me nothing by my defense of them and their communities, and certainly in prevention of them becoming burden carriers for the rest of society. Citizenship has no such legal conditions and I'd personally be surprised if many land born Canadians could pass the Citizenship test themselves.

I will not apologize for the long winded post I made recently in response to the amount of abuse and harassment I'd experienced over the course of the prior weekend. Nothing I stated could be defined as hate speech as it did not incite any acts of violence but rather brought awareness to the issue and its source.

Likewise, today I said and did what was necessary to protect those for whom I care and deserve the same protection of rights as stated in the Canadian Human Rights Act and the United Nations Universal Declaration Of Human Rights. I will continue to do so unconditionally and without implied debt towards anyone I protect in that manner.

Thank you and I look forward to some new releases soon.

So it looks like this storm that was brewing to hit Toronto today pictured from my balcony eventually died out and wimpered off with barely a peep. Quite picturesque though.

Brian Joseph Johns

200 Sherbourne Street #701
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5A 3Z5



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