After Robin Edgar’s latest ‘Emerson Avenger’ post, repeating once again his overblown ‘charges’ against Reverend Cynthia Cain, we can just picture him like Glenn Close’s famous character:
‘I’m not going to be IGNO-O-O-ORED, UUs!!!’
And just like Michael Douglas, we’re left trying to explain to him: ‘You just don’t get it, do you?’
Sadly, no. Robin Edgar does not ‘get’ how his outlandish behaviour constitutes harassment, or how it differs from the conduct of the UU ministers he obsessively fixates upon.
Cynthia Cain posted a comment on her own blog about the mean-spirited words and actions of certain US Republican leaders. She pretty much left it at that.
Robin Edgar, on the other hand, notoriously doesn’t ‘leave it at that’ when he targets you. No, a single blog post is not enough – he must blog about you constantly. And comment about you on other blogs and Internet forums constantly. And barrage you with emails constantly. And, just for good measure, make a picket sign referring to you, and use it in his ‘peaceful public protests’ constantly.
Do you now see why we are concerned about how far he might be willing to go? Anybody this obsessed, and who feels ignored, to the point of ruining his own life on a hopeless crusade to ruin others, will not stop merely at verbal abuse and harassment.
Most people would have let go and moved on long ago. But not when they are as obsessive, self-centered, rage-filled and ‘entitled’ as Robin Edgar. He’s not going to be ignored.
Perhaps, then, we are doing a service. By not ignoring him, by warning UUs and others about the potential danger of his warped mindset and behaviour, we are diverting him away from a potential escalation to violence.
We can only hope, just as we hope that he will finally get the help he needs.