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Jim Burdo
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Posted: 24 April 2024 at 9:33am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Alex di Campi tried claiming an account supporting Piskor was his sock puppet (it wasn't, it continued to post after his death) and used past comments on it to smear him as a racist and homophobe. Ramon Villalobos pressured Jim Rugg into denouncing him, cutting Piskor off from part of his support system at his lowest.
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Dave Kopperman
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Posted: 24 April 2024 at 2:16pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Imagine every single aspect of your life crumbling in the space of a week: professional, personal, financial, etc. And then imagine that there are people publicly attacking you throughout. Let's not further shame him in death by blaming his suicide on weakness of character.  
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 24 April 2024 at 4:28pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Fair enough, everyone has their probably unique breaking point, it could happen to you or to me. Obviously some people found Ed Piskor's.

Bang bang bang, one huge thing taken away after another so quickly, support is the right term for sure, thus he toppled.

It's bad that some might make it left vs. right or female vs. male as it seems nowhere near so simple. Victim vs. persecutor seems up for grabs in some minds but I've felt this pretty deeply (whereas I've been told I lack often lack in sympathy for more existential conspiracies of patriarchies, fight the powers that be, or whatever). Can't help but wish the guy had fought back somehow, but I don't want to blame him for having a breaking point.
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