Hi! This is Xena from Blackbutterfly7/ We Hold These Truths To Be Self Evident. The intent of this blog is to address what happens when cyberharassers take their actions beyond the internet into the personal and private lives of others. It’s not to complain about trolling, or name calling, or insulting on the internet.
I last updated this page in October 2017, and now in February 2018, it’s time for another update. This blog not only shares my personal experience with cyber abuse, but also cases reported in the news and articles for understanding the characteristics of cyber abusers and their methods of operation. Additionally, as laws are introduced, I post them on this blog.
On July 4, 2015, I opened this blog because a woman who holds to White Supremacist ideologies with a history of cyber-stalking, harassment, and threats, opened a blog for the specific purpose of harassment and defamation. When doing so, she misspelled a word in the title of her blog, spelling it “flightattendentfailures.” Seeing the misspelling, I applied for the URL flightattendantfailures and Word Press approved it.
The subject person alleged that I failed flight attendant school. She uses that for ridicule. I have never attended and thus, never failed flight attendant school.
Others picked up on her rumor, including a former writer for We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident. As you will read on posts documenting the history and actions of what I refer to as internet extortionists, you will see that they accuse me of being anywhere from the age of 70 to 80 years old. In my opinion, anyone that age who endeavors to learn to be a flight attendant should be applauded — not ridiculed.
The rumor began in early 2013. It was passed around by those I refer to as internet extortionists. It is my impression that the ridicule they used killed their credibility and ultimately, no one cared/cares.
Don’t bother trying to access flightattendentfailures.wordpress.com. On or about August 17, 2015, that blog was deleted. When she opened it, it was to continue the purpose that began in 2012, which is to defame me in hope of having me delete We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident because it does not support her White Supremacist ideologies.
There are bloggers who hold to White Supremacist ideologies. However, they mind their own business. I’ve not known them to say anything derogatory about bloggers who they disagree with; not known them to harass others because of their race, nor to spread rumors. The subject person however, along with a handful of others, take pleasure in harassment intended to silence their target victims.
The person and her cohorts attack everyone who supports equality for all. They attack those who have identified themselves as White, calling them “White guilt idiots.”
The personal information that I’ve publicly posted about myself includes that I retired in 2009. In their efforts to dox me to embarrass me, the harassers rely on an appellate court’s decision dated in 2012 involving application for unemployment. Since about January 2013, they have claimed that I attempted to defraud taxpayers by not qualifying for unemployment. She not only lies about me being the plaintiff, but she also misrepresents unemployment insurance benefits in Illinois. In their efforts to disparage me, they are disparaging someone else and demonstrating their ignorance of administrative law.
In Illinois, employers pay a “tax” on their overall payroll. No doubt thousands of employers have paid that tax for years without an employee ever being laid off or applying for unemployment insurance. That is what supports the Illinois Department of Employment Security, a state agency that administers unemployment insurance. It is not public assistance paid by taxpayers.
By September 2015, all besides one of in the group of individuals who were carrying out the harassment, stopped. That one individual ceased around March 2017.
Ongoing Course of Conduct of Cyber Abuse
On November 22, 2015, I terminated a writer for my other blog. Immediately on November 23, 2015, he started a smear campaign and emailed me threats and demands that included what I could and could not blog about. He cunningly conveyed the lies he would spread by stating them as facts; and how he would get supporters to turn on me. His reasons for his behavior varied. As his plans failed, he turned his attention to trying to identify my family members and he even spread a false rumor that he found me and them on Facebook. I am not on Facebook.
Beginning about September 2016, Santiago Rodriguez, the subject former writer for We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, knowing what the former harassers did, picked up their banner regurgitating the same false accusations.
To announce the opening of the misspelled blog, a comment was sent to my other blog with “butterflyblood” in the email address. Santiago Rodriguez must have remembered that, because he opened a Twitter account and in the header, posted a picture of a man shooting himself in the head with bloody butterflies coming out of his head.
The comment in his then profile is because people tweet out links to blog posts on this blog. Before I posted one word about Santiago’s harassment, in emails to me, Santiago made it known that he did not want links to this blog tweeted. It appears that he believes that others tweeting out links to posts on this blog is participating in sh*t. He’s never explained how he supported this blog by participating in the comment section but changed his opinion as of November 23, 2015.
I remained silent for months. In February 2016, I broke my silence when a screenshot of work product was tweeted by Soroya Fambro alleging that there are “censors” on my blog to determine the personal information of blog visitors. That post was to dispel that rumor and explain how it came about and could only come from Santiago.
In March 2016, as the above screenshot supports, Santiago opened a new Twitter account and used his profile to intimidate myself and those tweeting links to this blog. “...when you find its too much to handle …” intentionally conveys that his intent is to cause me extreme, unbearable, emotional distress.
Since November 23, 2015, Santiago has circulated rumors to cause others to disassociate with me. For one person, he threatened to use a photo of her minor grandchild on her Facebook page inappropriately unless she disassociated with me. He direct messaged another person on Twitter and claimed “you don’t know who she is” and that they should not support me.
What people do not readily know, is that via emails, Santiago threatened to blackmail me by spreading false rumors and forwarding work-product emails (misrepresenting their purpose), unless I publicly declared that he had not taken over the handle of a popular individual on Twitter after Santiago worked diligently to have him suspended.
Using third-parties on Twitter to do his dirty work, Santiago has them promote his dishonest rumors and launch attacks upon me. For more than a year, he had Soroya Fambro threaten to sue me for defamation, and threaten others who tweeted or retweeted links to this blog with the same.
Santiago has opened and deactivated numerous account on Twitter. He changes handles and opens additional accounts. Currently, he has at least 3 anonymous Twitter accounts that I know of. He makes his accounts known by clicking “like” to something I’ve tweeted, or by tweeting to someone I’ve tweeted to, or by joining in on harassment by others who he has passed false accusations to, to use to harass me.
As one person stops allowing Santiago to exploit them, he moves on to someone else by appealing to their hatred for the man he has a restraining order against, or by alleging that I was behind harassment of them that was conducted by other parties; or that I said something bad about them.
If you are a blogger, administrate a blog, and have been contacted by parties attempting to “out” another blogger, you will want to read this blog to recognize their methods, motivations, and agenda.
Thanks for reading,