In my last posting, I talked about my error of thinking Elizabeth at Notes From the T-Side might have gotten over her little snit about the Colorado high school case. Among other aspects of all that, I wondered how long it would be before the nasty stalker, "Diane" Lask would pop back up. Well, it didn't take that long….
As he tends to do, this person, who I used to refer to as an "idiot troll" back in the waning days of my regular involvement on Usenet, made another round of nasty, and quite false, claims.
The funny part in all of this, is how this whole episode seems to sum up a lot that is wrong with how both transsexuals and those who make up the quite separate "transgender community" tend to act out online.
As I have pointed out, there is often a tendency of some to elevate themselves to a sort of self-aggrandized status as a "pioneer" of sorts. Suzan Cooke has made an online career of this sort of silliness, and Elizabeth has adopted the same sort of approach. The story is always the same. They were an early transitioner. They had no doubts, no insecurities, their transition was flawless, and anyone who does not agree with their every infallible pronouncement is, at best, suspect.
And they tend to surround themselves with a bunch of sycophants who provide a chorus of ego strokes that allows them to hide some very obvious insecurities. I will give Elizabeth credit for one thing…she tends to not be as inclined to censorship as Cooke, who apparently can't deal with disagreement at all. And, so far, Elizabeth has resisted the urge to completely abandon all principles and pledge her troth to Mr. "Cristan" Williams and the transgender extremists.
The truly funny part is, for a group, including Elizabeth herself, who seem to be inclined to question others intelligence, they seem to have seriously impaired reading comprehension. My final words there, albeit a bit garbled when my fingers slipped and I missed what the spell checker produced, were "I should have gone with my first instinct and ignored you. I won't make that mistake again."
That after ignoring quite a bit of drivel that preceded the post I responded to. But, both Elizabeth, and several in her sycophant chorus, chimed in like fools, to suggest I should go elsewhere. Hmmm, now perhaps they are simply posturing like childish fools, trying to boost their own egos, by telling themselves that they "bested" me. When, as I said, I don't post there again, they can tell themselves that it was their doing.
But, back to Lask, and his latest round of garbage. This is the classic example of what people like Elizabeth surround themselves with. Lask postures about how he is a "A true TS misidentified by JJ." Actually, Lask, as I have pointed out, turns out to have never had SRS. For quite some time, Lask hid behind a claim of his surgery having "failed." Of course when one considers that Lask also used to brag about his great successes as a well paid programmer (including claiming to have owned a Corvette) one also has to wonder why Lask never had corrective surgery. Now, Lask simply hides behind fake names, and anonymous remailers to lash out at imagined enemies.
Lask likes to make a big deal out of some poorly chosen words I put on a website I threw together back when having a vanity web site was "the thing." (Now, that would be having a blog instead.) The funny part is, Lask not only strongly identified as a transvestite at one time, he was a very active member of a group originally known as Educational TV Channel, which morphed into Transgender San Francisco, or more commonly, TGSF. Yes, Mr, "true transsexual" was an active member of a transvestite social group. And he wants to accuse others of being autogynephilic. Even funnier, Lask likes to parrot Michael Bailey, and point out that I am a "techie." Well, Lask spent years as a programmer and as a very active transvestite. Hmmm….
Lask, along with a few others, is the reason there are parts of my past I simply don't disclose. Yes, that leads to, as some claim, my backstory lacking "consistency." And if someone wants to attempt to exploit that, that is certainly their privilege. Lask's backstory lacks quite a bit of veracity, but Lask sticks to simple lies, leaving out major details such as his military career (he certainly was NOT an early transitioner) and his involvement with a transvestite social club. But hey, some people are just very skilled liars. That is typical of what psychologists would label a "sociopath."