What I would like to do to cyber-criminals would me make seem like a crazed savage.
When I was done torturing them, they would keel over dead.
Victims. I was thinking of writing about victims. There are so many kinds. At one time or another, everyone is a victim of something.
Here’s the list I can think of, in no particular order and there are many more:
.Victims of circumstance
.Victims of disaster (many kinds)
.Victims of birth
.Victims of war
.Victim of plagiarism
Victims of abuse (many kinds)
.Victims of poverty
.Victims of bad judgment
.Victims of prejudice (so many kinds)
Victims of disease
.Victims of accident
. Victims of lies.
.Victims of scandal (not their own making)
.Victims of government (political victims)
.Victims of crime (so, so many types)
“Don’t be a victim”, they say. “Inform yourself”, “Assert yourself”, “Rise above”, etc etc
Easy to say.
What I had been thinking was that I have been allowing myself to be victimized by an indifferent healthcare system. Considering the various ways it has failed me, I got myself into rather a funk yesterday, wondering where I could find the energy to battle through to finding myself an answer that I could live with.
The situation I find myself in is not ideal, certainly, but were I to consider myself a victim, I only need to remember just how many real victims exist in this disordered and dysfunctional world. How could I dare to feel sorry for myself?
Then I found that once more some evil swine has somehow obtained a credit card number of mine and begun to use it. They have been phishing for some time and I carefully ignored them, but apparently they found a side entrance. Or whatever.
People who are desperate do desperate things and these are certainly desperate times.
But cyber-crime is the occupation of a particularly low form of human being.
May they rot in hell.
It’s not the small amount of money they tried to steal this time. I’d gladly give the amount to anyone in need. It’s the enormous waste of time involved, the inconvenience, the stress. I daresay everyone has experience with this, one way or another, and I know everything you are supposed to do to safeguard your information. But these low-life’s are far cleverer than the likes of me.
There is something quite a lot worse, of course, identity theft.
So far, I’ve not been a victim of that.
Who wants to be another Smith?
Sorry to have you looking at unhappy pictures, but I think it is a good time to remember the many millions on our planet who are in really dire straits.