Before this blog existed, there was little insight into the misdeeds of our local government. Highlighting their failures regularly puts me in the hot seat which makes my life, to put it politely, interesting. Today, it touches on some of you that i know.
I refuse to pretend to be anyone but me. Whilst some may, for example, go to church on Sundays (but fail to be moral the other 6 days of the week), i believe in being me, warts and all. If i don’t allow you to see all of me then how could i ever be a valid promoter of truth. I want you to know who i am.
Yet a consistency has being disinformation campaigns against me so that it’s now normal for people who meet me for the first time to walk away with a very different impression. I, like you (i’m sure), don’t like being lied about but accepted that it was inevitable when i chose my course of action as a blogging activist.
Those who have malignantly criticised have yet (not one) to explain why they’re happy to have their taxpayer’s cash wasted or demonstrate how they’ve made efforts to fix the problem. Criticism without input is far too easy. I prefer action. Some eggs have to be broken if there’s to be change…even if they’re my eggs. It may be that i soon give up on this (maybe within a month), lest people start stepping forward (overcoming differences to work on common problems), so that i have a chance to pick my Humpty Dumpty self up.
However, my understanding, acceptance of situation, or uncertain future doesn’t mean that i won’t stand up for myself. The difference, today, is that this involves you too.
Wittingly or unwittingly, many of my subscribers on Love Knysna’s Facebook are ‘Friends’ on several fake Facebook profiles of a man who, in real life, you may know from Thai Kitchen and Find It Knysna – Mark Allan.
I wrote about him in a 5-part blog entitled ‘My Cyberstalker’ after being silent about his abuse and lies for 20 months. After that blog, i kept quiet again, preferring to wait until after the court case to give you the full picture. But note that in November alone he wrote 30 blogs of lies (even uglier than their predecessors) against me. He has threatened violence and even boasted online that he had given my address to Jaco Dercksen, the accommodation fraudster who claimed to be moving to Knysna and threatened twice to hit me after i’d exposed him earlier this year. During this period you’ve been unaware of, i have laid more charges against Mark Allan and have had to, unfortunately, experience, again, the delays in our handicapped justice system. I will tell you more about all of this at a later stage.
A modus operandi of his is to use fake profiles and to ensure that his own face is never online (he’s a coward so i’m calling him out on that). These fake profiles have been used on other websites and, on Facebook, where many of you are his ‘Friends’ there.
I had intended keeping my knowledge on them secret as i further built the case against him but he’s added so many of you as Facebook Friends that i decided to bait his ego last week to see if he’d admit it – he did.
Furthermore, he peddles himself as a web marketer to businesses in Knysna…and uses some of these fake profiles to try increase his SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). If you, like the Friday Market, use his services, then you should be aware that you are part of a falsehood perpetrated against Knysna. It has a ridiculous factor in that he comments on himself using his many profiles. He Friends people i know, and people who are on the Love Knysna Facebook, especially people who have commented, good and bad, and those i’ve have criticised. Once they’ve accepted his Friend request, he then messages them negativism about me.
His Facebook ‘Friends have included known community people such as Kevin Grinaker, Bev van Eck, Alan Winde, Dave Hendry, Nan Raturat, Marike Vreken, Ralph Sparg and hundreds more. I have spoken to some who have said to me that they never knew who he was.
Besides the insidiousness of that, no one should ever accept strangers onto their personal Facebook profiles. Pages and Groups are unfortunately not easy to filter.
His claims to be standing up for the virtues of Lauren Waring, Shaun van Eck, Baden Hall, Dave Hendry and Kevin Grinaker (some of those actually work with him) but, in reality, he’s got a nasty agenda that is not only political disinformation but a projection of the nasty man he is. He is an obsessive who targets people and, in my case, has admitted online that he’s my stalker, suggested i’m a pedophile and that i deserve to be run over and that he’ll take the opportunity to run me into the ground. From his arrogant and hateful demeanour, he has dared/encouraged me to run to the police…just so you know, i walked:)
It also says something about the people who he claims to defend that they’ve done nothing to distance themselves from him so i can only assume that they get some enjoyment from his criminal attempts at giving me a hard time.
I have encountered several people who’ve been hurt by him in the past. One described him as a “rabid dog”. I was warned to keep clear of him but it is my belief that bad people must be stopped lest we become responsible for the people they hurt in the future.
So, although i know the answer, the question to you is, “Are you one of his friends here?”
Or are you on Groups/Pages of his such as www.facebook.com/villagecard?
You can choose the block option by clicking on the setting button that the arrow points to below:
He thinks he’s clever so may take down some of these profiles when he reads this. If he does, keep them in mind as Facebook stores them so as to allow people to restore them at any time with a click of a mouse.
He has said that i’d better be careful as he’ll come at me with profiles that i won’t detect. As he hasn’t stopped in 2 years, i’m sure he will. If a stranger messages you about me, be appreciated if you’d mail me the profile used (male or female, black or white). I can take small consolation in having found at least 10 of his so far and that News24 banned 2 of them as well but will have to be more stringent of others who join my Facebook from now on (e.g. has to be an old profile or i have to know you). As for other websites, i have no control over that – he has hundreds of domain names registered and others such as the Knysna-Plett Herald have been abused previously. I’ll just have to do the best i can, without finances, in court.
More importantly, i can’t let people such as this make my life occupied territory i.e. if they absorb too much of my time, and prevent me from pursuing our baddies in government, then they win by default.
As said previously, i am making this a make or break year. I CANNOT DO THIS ALONE. I’ll give it my all so long as some of you help me through it and we achieve some modicum of success in restoring transparency and justice to Knysna.
It is extremely ironic that Mark Allan, the falsest man i know, said, accusingly, to me, “Have you no shame? You are the great pretender.”