Author Victor Thorn found dead of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound
ed note–at this point the info is scant, but the ‘official’ story is that Victor apparently took his own life.
I knew Victor fairly well and in years past had worked with him very closely. It is safe to say that for obvious reasons this development is very painful to learn about, and whether indeed it was a suicide as the ‘official’ explanation states or whether there is something more nefarious involved as it relates to this year’s election and the obvious gigantic struggle taking place between Trump and Clinton, the one piece of wisdom we can take from it is the following–
Those of us who live our lives in the center of the bull’s eye in fighting this fight deal with incredible pressures, disappointments, discouragements, to say nothing of the very real dangers we face every day while doing it. This is something that those out there who merely participate in this ‘movement’ from a passive position, i.e. by reading articles/books written by those operating at the center of the bull’s eye, listening to interviews, etc, simply do not understand. We live our lives with a target painted on our backs and do so while receiving very little support from those who benefit from our work, while at the same time knowing that any moment, the worst can come our way in the form of trumped up criminal charges, violence against us and against our families, to say nothing of the daily task we all face in dealing with the nutters in this ‘movement’ who sit behind their computers all day long and make a difficult and dangerous job all the more so.
However this pans out, our respects to Victor and our condolences for whatever it was he went through that brought him to this point.
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