Cyber Bullets 2


Cyber Bullets are being slung left and right by cyber bullies and those who should know better but aren’t acting any better than the other dogs in the pack.  Reputations destroyed instantly.  Rumors spread swiftly.  Corrections processed a bit more slowly.  Where’s the fail safe policy?  If a bullet of destruction can be pressed in an instant, it is no wonder that I fear annihilation.


Cyber Bullets

It won’t be the best shot…

(but a bullet is still a bullet after all).

It won’t be accurate…

(so I’ll live on after the hit)

But fire away they will…

(They = the real media, and the pretenders, the establishment, the bureaucrats, the liars, the haters – gleeful in starting or spreading the pox.)

Dinging…

(manipulating)

Damaging…

(But not, this time, destroying).

Deceivers (Andrew Breibart)

Amateurs (Fox News and others of that ilk).

What’s gossip?

What’s news?

Are facts checked ever?

Step on Ms. Shirley Sherrod (and the other before you and that will come after you)
Stand strong.

Truth…justice…freedom playmates still.
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me…until they do.

 


The lyrics from Hit Me with Your Best Shot come to mind and seem apropos.

Hit Me with Your Best Shot (Written by Eddie Schwartz, Recorded by Pat Benatar, 1979, Crimes of Passion album)

Well you’re a real tough cookie with a long history
Of breaking little hearts, like the one in me
That’s O.K., lets see how you do it
Put up your dukes, let’s get down to it!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Why Don’t You Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Fire Away!

You come on with your come-ons, you don’t fight fair
That’s O.K., see if I care!
Knock me down, it’s all in vain
I’ll get right back on my feet again!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Why Don’t You Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Fire Away!

Well you’re a real tough cookie with a long history
Of breaking little hearts, like the one in me
Before I put another notch in my lipstick case
You better make sure you put me in my place

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Come On, Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Fire Away!

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Why Don’t You Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
Fire Away!


About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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2 thoughts on “Cyber Bullets

  • Jim

    When I heard that Shirley Sherrod was suing, I wanted to find a way to contact her and cheer her on…I hope that guy gets convicted of slander or defamation of character or whatever the legal term is for lying about people. I hope his punishment is creative and useful…maybe make him work as a community organizer for a while. Such a jackass, pisses me off.