MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY ACTIVIST TONI BONES TAKES ON INTERNETS TROLLS!!!!
TKC NOTE: One of our local faves Toni Bones earned national fame in a fight for her property rights last year. And today she sets her sights on correcting Internets trolls. We like this message and felt like we needed to take note given that Toni sent a social media message and suggested we might find it applicable to our bloggy community. Check it:
Toni Bones Talks Trolls
Ah, trolls. Booohooohooo. My feels are hurt!
'cause when coming out as an outspoken anarchist promoting self governance and responsibility to a nation stereo-typically known for being full of fat, dumb, entitled lazy war mongers I had no idea people would lash out at me with the most hateful, slanderous shit they could muster hiding behind their keyboards.
Refusing plea deals is not how I need to garner attention. I do it because it is the right thing to do. There are 3 people, and 3 people only, that I genuinely care what they think of me and my motivations. The amount of lashing out from people supposedly liberty motivated and upset about police brutality over me 'wasting my time' and 'over reacting' is appalling and pathetic. Plea deals fund criminals. Educate yourself. Maybe turn off the TV, I don't know. Not my journey.
So really, am I looking for attention? Or are people so uncomfortable and afraid of actually doing something other than bitch about injustice on the internet that they then feel compelled to lash out at those with the courage to do so?
As for me 'wasting my time', the last time I refused a plea deal it was international news. It did not go viral because I was recycling. It went viral because I refused to submit to my oppressors.
While I am generally pretty upbeat, I can't help but feel a little Tool- Aenema-esque today.
Honestly, I really am not an arrogant person but I'm going to throw this out there any way. I have found that most of the backlash is from men. What's the matter? Intimidated by a woman who makes you think, challenges you to leave your comfort zone and has more balls than you?
I really was tempted to just take the plea deal, to be honest. I want to focus on family, bettering myself and moving. This is hugely inconvenient and I find 0 joy in it. This judge loathes me, I have 3 kids and bluntly, Independence is one of the most corrupt police forces I've encountered. In the end, I went with the moral obligation I felt to not fund this behavior again.
So troll away, cowards. I don't need attention or support to be a good person and govern myself. The reason it rolls off my shoulder is not because I am hugely confident, arrogant or void of emotion. It is because I am doing the right thing- and that means something to a few of us out there.