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What Do The Following People All Have In Common?

Mrs Giggles
Karen Scott
Samhain Publishing
Jane Litte
Smart Bitches
Teddy Pig
Angela James

Do you know, or should I tell you?

OK, I will tell you.

Apparently, all these people have viciously attacked Ann Somerville for no reason whatsoever. So the tale goes.

All these people have treated her unfairly, at every turn. They have disagreed with her, and ranted and raved at her, and basically lost their damned minds. One of these people even had the audacity to ban her from her blog. Yes, you read right, she was BANNED from a blog. Aren’t some people, just plain evil?

You see, Ann is the ultimate seeker of truth and justice, and all those other people are evil Nazis who are determined to destroy her, and those she holds dear to her.

Ann is the ultimate ballsy broad. She tells people like it is, and her opinions are not easily swayed. She is honest to a fault, and thus has been taken advantage of, many a time, by the cretins listed above.

Even her editor has broken bread with the devil, and sided with the Lucifers above.

They have mocked and pilloried her at every turn, and she has bravely endured their verbal battering rams, without complaint. She has always known that she was in the right, and that is all that has ever mattered.

What is the world coming to, when people are so intolerant of a woman who seeks to do nothing but good, and just wants everybody to walk a day in her shoes?

Don’t they realise that she is an example of humanity at its most perfect? Don’t they realise that she speaks for all those victims, who do not have the courage to say how they feel? Don’t they realise that she has bravely stood for all that is good and pure, at no inconsiderable cost to herself, and her well being?

Why do they not see what is so clear to her? Why do they not appreciate her wisdom, and her willingness to stand tall in the face of ever-increasing adversity?

Why does she stand so alone, when she is everything that is good about our world?

My answer?

Sometimes, we have to shut the fuck up, and listen, without prejudice or paranoia.

Sometimes we have to take a chill-pill, because not everything is about us.

Sometimes we have to let other people voice their opinions, even though we think that they are all crazy bastards who don’t know their arse from their elbow.

Sometimes we have to accept, that not everybody will agree with the things that we passionately believe in.

Sometimes we have to accept compliments, and not assume that people who say they admire us, or like us, have ulterior motives.

Sometimes we have to acknowledge, that we do not speak for all.

Sometimes we have to take responsibility for ourselves, and let others take responsibility for themselves.

Sometimes, we have to be willing to take a deep breath, and just stop.

If we can’t manage the above, sometimes, then no matter the arena, life truly becomes a difficult circuit to navigate.

Edited to add:

By the way, none of the accusations are true, (except for the part about her being banned) but let’s not let the truth get in the way of a good old woe-is-me rant for Oprah’s sake.

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