This is in response to “John”, who left a comment on my posting “Bring him to justice – more media questions”. There were certain things in that comment that made me doubt the authenticity of it, so I consigned it to “trash” rather than approve it. At one point, he asks me if I’m one of the victims.
That question tells me two things about “John”. First that he didn’t bother reading the entire posting. And second, he’s an idiot. A positive HIV diagnosis truly is a life-changing event. It has taken years for some of these people to rebuild their lives after receiving this devastating news. If you followed the link I included in “Bring him to justice – a victim speaks”, you’ll note they used a pseudonym and the lady’s face and voice were altered. Many, if not all, people affected do not tell anyone except loved ones of their condition. Since that is my real name on this profile, why on earth would “John” even ask if I’m one of the victims. If I were, and I used my real name, I would no doubt find myself ostracized very quickly.
“John” also mentions there is family and children involved and they don’t need to see this all over the internet and television. First off “John”, I have a relatively small readership. If you really wanted to have an affect on the publicity surrounding this, why didn’t you go after Global – they’re the ones who had the interview and most of the coverage. But I suppose you think a little blogger would be an easier target to bully. Guess what dude? I don’t bully, nor will I be bullied.
Now, at no time in any of the “Bring him to justice” series do I mention George Flowers’s marital status or whether there are children involved. Oh, I know there are children and I also know his wife’s name, but this series is about getting George Flowers, aka “Mr Flowas” off the streets, not his family. As for his children (and I know this will sound heartless) honestly, I don’t care. Before you start calling me the biggest bitch of all time for saying that, let me continue. As I wrote (“John”, take note of this) I know several people who dated George Flowers, some of whom have since tested positive. At the moment, to my knowledge, these people are HIV positive. Should that develop into AIDS, what is called “serial conversion”, I will have the choice of watching my friends die of this horrible disease or abandoning my friends right at the time they will need friends most.
George Flowers has been charged with 11 counts of aggravated sexual assault. Here’s the link to the Public Safety Alert issued October 3, 2012: http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/24672.pdf. Read it for yourself. Should any of his victims develop AIDS, I sincerely hope the Toronto Police Service upgrades those charges to first degree murder, for he will have killed them. His children having to live with the stigma of their father being a murderer seems a far lesser evil than me watching my friends die because of George Flowers. I want him off the streets before he infects and kills more women.
“John” also asked why it took Public Health 15 years to act. Good question “John” and I’m sure the lawyers will be certain to ask that when the lawsuits get to court. Yes, I understand some of the victims are suing Public Health. Don’t know exactly what the reasons will be, but to my mind, dereliction of duty or some similar charge will be paramount among the list in the suit. (Oct 5 1:15pm – to clarify, I’m sure that if there aren’t lawsuits filed, there will be an inquiry into what went wrong at Public Health. C.)
“John”, if you felt you could elicit an apology from me by invoking George Flowers’s family, you’re out of luck. If you thought you could get a retraction of some sort from me with your comment well, that ain’t gonna happen. The messages of support and thanks I’ve received from his victims and friends of his victims far outweigh comments and messages like yours. Look at it this way “John” (and I hope this doesn’t sound as if I’m trying to elevate myself) I’m speaking for the victims, for those who want this out there but for various reasons, such as personal privacy and safety, don’t want to do it themselves. I’m acting as their voice. “John”, if you want to dispute my postings, set up your own blogsite and go to it.