Monday, October 7, 2013

Les Visible.....

......is being less than forthright about a situation and I wish to address it here.

I am the one who had offered to proofread his latest work, as I immediately found a few errors after buying a digital copy from him. My initial foray turned into an offer to complete the work - made by me. I had NO IDEA the extent of the correction needed, but since I had offered I attempted to follow through. I was unable to do so for reasons not really important at the moment but anyone reading my prior posts may have a clue. Let's just say it has been a rough stretch for many, many people I know and I was not immune.

During the course of communications, I expressed some reservations about being able to do so in a timely fashion. I SPECIFICALLY said it may be difficult to take it on at this time as a full-time deal and also made him aware that I have had trouble with time management in the past and had let folks down. I was open about my reservations and encouraged him to find additional help.

I also expressed a NEED to complete this task as it was a good test of my ability to follow through for once with an offer to help him. I had volunteered to do this very same task once before for another of his books and failed completely, so none of this should have been too big a shock really. I appreciated the faith shown in me, and am bummed I was unable to correct my failings of the past. My bad. I suck.

The statement that I made an offer to "professionally" complete this task is an absolute fabrication, as I stated in no uncertain terms that I was in no way a professional proofer or editor. This is simply a lie on his part.

I fully admit that I offered to do this, and that my communication was lacking at times, but anyone reading his work lately saw that Les himself was "going through it". Things have been terrifyingly difficult for the past few weeks. It happens. Sometimes we are not ourselves, but hopefully we recover.

I asked for 1 week to complete the job. The statement that I had "chosen not to inform him that I wasn't going to do it" was true in one sense, but as the week was up today, this informing was to be done this morning. I woke to a message asking about progress and told him then of my regret. I should have sent the message last night as I had intended but did not - not that it would have changed anything The return response was not all that kind and suggested ill intent while making no mention of the work I HAD completed.

What isn't mentioned by Les is that I completed fully 1/3 of the task and submitted the finished work upon completion of each chapter. This was done a couple weeks ago. 1/3 completely done to the best of my ability. I don't regret the time spent doing this as I felt I was helping out a friend. I see now no friendship existed - at least of the kind I would wish to maintain.

What is implied in the commentary about this situation is that there is some nefarious purpose behind it all - that I am somehow part of whatever alleged conspiracy that exists that is "out to get him" or mess with his ability to do what he does. Not true in the least. I'm just a flawed person who is adept at promising things I cannot deliver. Ask my wife. Ask my bandmates. I'm a work in progress and have a long way to go. "Under the government's thumb"? Yeah, right. "Out for personal gain"? I asked for NOTHING in return and made it clear I would accept NO compensation for my effort. None has been forthcoming and beyond a "Thanks!!!" upon submission of each completed chapter there has been no further expression of gratitude for what I DID complete, only words that were filled with innuendo and suggestions of evil intent - never explicitly stated but delivered in that classic "Les Visible" style of sideways snark. Cross him or disagree with something sometime and have a taste for yourself.

Finally, this morning, a few exchanges occurred and it was a parting of ways. I'm so very cool with that after this experience. I see an effort by Les to once again portray himself as a victim while neglecting to mention fully the realities of what happened, or at least accept is as an honest failing. But no, this was to be used as further "evidence" of his continued persecution by evildoers. My attempt at a brief comment in the Origami posting to explain my side was never published, and my request to have the link to my blog at his sites has gone unheeded. It takes all of 2 minutes to do so.

There is a pattern in his world where often any discourse is met with attack. I don't feel I have suffered an attack per se, but have witnessed Les placing his "image" above truth, and I cannot abide that. My simple request to remove the link to this blog has gone unheeded so I will put this up while it exists and predict the linking will be severed post haste. I'm so very OK with that. Just watch how quickly it vanishes...........

If any of his readers feel the need to drop by and take a dump on me for whatever perceived transgressions I am responsible for, so be it. I am at the core grateful, however, that any failings of this book can in NO WAY be placed at my feet. I tried, I failed, I disappointed someone who I though was a friend, but truth has been revealed and for that I am grateful.


42 comments:

  1. The problem with living in a world consisting of only heroes and villians is that the real world is a bit more complex. That always happens, and the narrative becomes more important than any compassion, or ability to change, and allow others the same grace.

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    1. Yes, when failings make one the "enemy" there is a problem. Thanks for the wise words.

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    2. Les Visible is totally losing it. I don't even read his posts any longer, only the comments.

      His "circle" seems to consist of mostly screwballs and ass-kissers these days.

      They contact him privately to whisper that evil is afoot when they spot an innocent comment and then the fun ensues.

      Wow, today was a good day: he made a complete fool of himself and revealed much. It wasn't pretty OR enlightened, but very enlightening.

      Les Visible is simply bat-shit-crazy. A lunatic. A nutbar.

      Case closed, and it was the nutter himself who closed it.

      http://www.smoking-mirrors.com/2014/01/of-devil-signs-and-singularity-of-force.html

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  2. A repeated, simple request for closure by removing the link to this blog at his sites results in responses like this latest:

    "Don't fucking hassle me you acolyte of the darkness. It will come down when some one who can do it takes over for Sim. All your emails go into the dumpster now spawn of Satan. Waw! I wish the darkness would swallow me. Wah I wish I were dead! Uh oh! He saw through me, better go into defensive mode, better get bitter and nasty now cause my ego got offended. Keep on squirming, I see right through you."

    My words were thus:

    "Please remove the links""

    Time to look in the mirror Les Visible.

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  3. All I want is closure here. I have no wish for any further conflict in my life, and any suggestion of "nastiness" on my part is fabrication.

    No, I was not accused directly of anything - that is not the way Visible operates when dealing with matters in the closer sphere (personal engagement) if it is to be public. No shortage of nastiness in private communications however. How would one interpret a statement like this, addressing the situation we fund ourselves in:

    "For those of you waiting on the actual publication of my latest book,the enemy has been hard at work attempting to keep it out of publication."

    This can only mean one of 2 thing as applied to the proofing issue - either my troubles are the result of "the enemy" somehow affecting my own state, or that I am that enemy. Yet another example of vague statements with just enough wiggle room to allow for deniability.

    There were no "nasty" emails from me. None. Id share them directly if anyone is in doubt about the truth here. Sure, it makes me look pretty pitiful but I don't care - I am right now. I know the truth here and share it freely with no reservations. The notion that Les Visible needs someone else to come in and delete the links to my blog says it all I think. It is utter bullshit, and I even sent a detailed instruction on how to do it. It takes less that 2 minutes to do so on all 3 of his blogs......

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  4. I read where Sim got freaked out. I guess he is gone. The past weeks have been a waste for him. Don't worry, it happens to everyone, eventually.
    I notice the readers come and go. A new one dominates for a while, then disappears. I wonder how many of them are real people.

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    1. Hmm, good points. I had never considered the "false personality" angle beyond what is becoming obvious on the part of the main character.

      Katz? Attorney Katz?

      Thanks for dropping in and sharing your perspective.

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    2. I have wondered that in the past.

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    3. This has now been confirmed as a recent comment by a "reader", not surprisingly critical and asking for elaboration, uses my full name which is not to be found here anywhere. The wording of the fake comment was revealing as well - unmistakably Visible.

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  5. He's probably keeping your link to his site just to spite you, to deny you the closure you seek. His pattern of attacking those who "challenge" him, be it real or imagined, even among people who were loyal to him, goes way back. It surprises me that he even has the dwindling number of supporters left who still post on his blogs.

    That said, I'm sorry this happened to you. I hope you are able to cease any affiliation with Les Visible as soon as possible.

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    1. It would appear that this is all true. I have heard from others with similar stories about the true nature of Les Visible - experiences up-close and personal where one cannot hide behind the veil of a digital false-self. Actions viewed in real-time, where it really counts.

      If this is being done out of spite I feel sorry for this creature. It certainly reveals a pettiness that puts to rest any illusion that he is "working for the Divine", but then gain, we all have failings. Some are just judged more harshly for them.

      Thanks for the kind words and I hope this is resolved soon as well.

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    2. And now confirmed by the following;

      "If he would just shut up for a little while I would remove his link but he's not going to dictate to me."

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    3. Yes, I saw that, as well as the fake comments unmistakably written by him, not only on his blogs, but over at Olive Farmer's blog, too. What a sad little man.

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  6. Yes, it is me. I mentioned that one time, and nobody ever forgot it. I was stupid to share that fact. I didn't know then, what I know now. I was trying to get people to name names.....been after the perps of 911 since the fateful day....lost several friends that day. they like to blame groups and faceless people. I like to arrest criminals and these criminals have gotten away with it...chaps me still. but, now we are in more serious times. this is what I was afraid would happen. we wrote a bigger check than our mouthpiece/leadership could handle. the whole thing is going to come crashing down. maybe then, we can get back to interdependence and localized self sufficiency.

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    1. I recalled this mainly due to the flack that resulted from the disclosure - no judgement here, just recalling the odd response to your sharing your choice of profession. I fully agree with all you say here and hope to be part of the return to a true "community" instead of the cutthroat competitive model we have been told is our natural state as humans. The law of nature shows cooperation, not conflict, to be the norm.

      Best of luck to you in your work, Katz, and thanks again for dropping in.

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  7. One word - Ketamine does not add value to the human soul. It is not a teacher plant or of ceremonial value. Well posted Z - and thank you for offering something for nothing. If more of us did more often than the world would be a better place.

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    1. I have come to see clearly that serving our creator/self is best done through direct actions for others, and have attempted to do so locally. Sitting around banging on a keyboard is NOT the most efficient was to affect change. Being present in other's lives and sharing your love with them seems a more expedient means to help reduce the suffering of our fellows.

      Confronting them with our own "truths" and using their response to being "given" this information as some sort of litmus test is ego-driven and NOT helpful. How often do we see the statement along the lines of "I tried to wake them up, but they are just stupid sheep and deserve what is coming"? More justification for seeing people as "the other" and a tool of division. We're ALL in this together and ALL of us have flaws and weaknesses. Forgiveness and unconditional love, or at least acceptance, is what will bring forth a sustainable model for human survival.

      Thank you for your words, Su. Thank you for everything you have given me without expectation or judgement.

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  8. Good morning. Did you see this youtube about the new trend called "Make a Homeless Person Smile"? I thot you would like this one:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=494748280602313

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    1. I appreciate the actions portrayed in that vid for sure, but had to cringe slightly at the fact that their deeds were being filmed and then made public. Having worked for many years in homeless shelters, one of the most difficult challenges faced by those in that state is the loss of dignity and this seemed a trespass against that notion, but maybe the potential good outweighs my own discomfort here.

      Science shows some amazing things happening within our physical structure when even just witnessing acts of kindness. In that regard the work was likely inspirational and hopefully inspiring. No shortage of souls in need of the direct application of unconditional love and kindness. Thanks for sharing.

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    2. These kids are trying to start a trend, all by themselves. I can see your point, as far as privacy is concerned. I doubt they even thot about that. What is cool to me is that it is working, and spreading internationally. That shows you that two poor kids in the city can still make a difference. If we planted fruit and nut trees instead of ornamentals, and crops instead of lawn, and put together alternate power, we could be free.

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  9. Hello Zoner....in Visibles own words...you treat me good, I treat you better...you treat me bad, I disappear ....that's all you want to do.... onelove

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    1. Just words. The actions don't match however. And yes, that is all I want to do - disappear from this entanglement, but it is still not yet happening.

      Thanks for dropping in.

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  10. I attempted another communication today requesting a simple severing of ties in the form of removal of my presence from his blogs, but was again met with hostility and obstinance. The reply was thus:

    "I'm not reading your emails. I told you that and I am a man of my word, unlike yourself. Basically this comes down to you not being in a position to order me around or tell me what to do. Once this penetrates into your slacker mind, perhaps you will be able to pull back on your massively inflated ego which has zero justification for being any size at all. I don't like being pushed around and people who attempt this, like yourself will find me immovable. Do you think I care if you are on my blog roll? I don't think that has crossed my mind once since the day I put you there.

    Anyway, feel free to send all the emails you want and I'll feel free to toss them out. It's your time that's being wasted. You won't waste mine again. Sooner or later you will realize what a prima donna punk you are being and the necessary shame will arrive. I've done nothing to you but you have exposed yourself by your behavior in relation to a minor little incident. How quickly you turned.I definitely would not want a friend like you. I'm embarrassed for you.

    I hope you find your way. Our communication is at an end.

    \V"

    Well, it is obvious that this is an exercise in futility, trying to convince the great and noble Les Visible to just simply do the right thing. What has emerged on this end is the realization that while it may indeed be a minor thing in the grand scheme, NO thing can be done unless it is the will of Visible and I guess I'm pissing in the wind expecting an adult and honorable resolution.

    So be it. The statement " Do you think I care if you are on my blog roll? I don't think that has crossed my mind once since the day I put you there." further highlights the false nature of what is presented by his online facade. Why put a list entitled "Visible reads" up when the messages and works there are not even worthy of a second thought? Well, it was made clear to me when this action occurred that I was being done a tremendous favor by this happening. I never asked for such a "gift" - ever. How does this benefit me? There is no monetization happening here at my blog. I write for no motive other than as a release of ideas that need expression and if my words resonate with others that is a fine reward, but I'm not doing this to try and change anyone's mind or drum up support for a cause or my pocketbook. I ask for no donations, give no advice, and don't solicit drugs from any readers who happen by here.

    I am seeing a pattern here and it is quite ironic. Statements suggesting that those that would criticize are doing so out of jealousy of his "success" have a familiar ring, as do constant, paranoid rantings about being persecuted. The claims of being somehow a "special friend" of the Divine don't go unnoticed, and certainly the reliance on the charity of others for one's very subsistence bears a striking similarity to an entity which is frequently, nay, DAILY called out as the very core of all evil in this world. It is almost a perfect reflection.

    Being called a "slacker" is pretty funny too, as Les has no idea what occupies my days - only that I didn't complete a task for him free of charge. He has NO FUCKING CLUE what has transpired here, and yet when things didn't go his way had no problem openly mocking my pain.

    Being chastised by Les Visible for having an overblown ego is almost hilarious, considering he just got done Googling himself and wound up pouncing on a blog post made over 2 years ago - then publishing his missive to the blog owner on his very own page to show his "smack down" off like some sort of trophy!

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  11. All of this coming from a man who is the perfect model of the eternal teenager, laying about in a stupor railing against the injustices of "the man" while constantly wondering why he hasn't "made it" and only able to find fault in the "other", never the self. "Basically this comes down to you not being in a position to order me around or tell me what to do." sounds like nothing more than a petulant child.

    I speak in general terms here - not in relation to any particular happening or action, but as an observation of a pattern that should have revealed the truth behind the fraud that is "Les Visible". I'm sorry it took so long to "get it", and suppose that all things do in fact happen "for the purpose of demonstration". Live and hopefully learn I guess.

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  12. Zoner; I know exactly what you mean 10,40 &10.41 pm.

    My biggest regret is making a donation in the past, helping to enable that type of panhandler lifestyle.

    Silly really as I have a keen interest in Psychology and should know better.

    I was taken in by his stylish use of words initially; but anyone who uses logic and critical analysis, will 'get it' at some point; hence the high turnover of followers.

    I left a couple of comments at Olive Farmer too by the way; I also have no personal axe to grind; just stating an opinion based on repeatable observation.

    The vitriol within his reactions to the slightest criticism at his site, takes my breath away and is most always completely uncalled for.

    Pernicious behaviorism indeed.



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  13. The repeated requests being characterized as "nasty emails" and the notion that I have "gone ballistic" - patently false. I'm sure that would suit the narrative of the victim and reinforce the notion of superiority, but I have simply been asking for closure and even use the word "please" in each case. The only vitriol being dished out is readily observable in the direct quotes above.

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  14. Wow, posting comments under false names and then responding - I really feel sorry for this man.

    No one would know my full name unless I shared it via email. The use of "that guy" by "Nick" and certain other poorly-disguised wordings does nothing to hide the fact that he is posting as fake readers - to what end I'm not sure, but it isn't hard to guess really.

    We'll see what happens as a result of me choosing to "just shut up for a little while" I guess. "A little while" is undefined here. so I'll let it rest for a few days and hopefully that is enough. I will expect you to keep your end of the bargain however, Visible, being a "man of your word" and all........

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    1. I think I warned you of this? He, or "they".
      He keeps the link bc he likes to see what people say about him. He likes to dwell on negative, as well. Also, he may be using this blog to some end.

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  15. One disadvantage of having an easily recognizable writing style is that it is. well, easily recognizable........

    'Nuff said.

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    1. I would enjoy reading what you have to say, no doubt.....I have figured out quite a bit, already.
      I can only guess at the facts of the matter.
      I have several theories....

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    2. I have received and responded to your email. As far as Katz, I have no direct contact beyond the visit here, so that will have to be initiated by him/her (sorry, I don't recall).

      It is revealing, the number of personal accounts I have gotten via email and here. Not at all what I expected and kinda freaky in a way. I just wanted my closure.........

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    3. I would also like to hear/read what you have to share, as I have several theories, as well...

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  17. Listen there is a page on Facebook called Skeletor love, that is what you get from Les Visible, the guy is lost in a subjectively subjective prison, and probably has to keep up his writing just to stay alive because he's feeding on your souls. Fuck all that.

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    1. Thanks for your input and your fine coarse expression. Yeah, fuck all that indeed. I don't do Facebook so that will have to remain a mystery to me, but I have taken a trip through your pages and am intrigued by what is there. I only wish I had the mental processing power to figure out what I'm reading!

      All my best to you.

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  18. There is a link on the web, address is below, That, Zoner is Les Visible Love..See it for what it is and move on if it strikes You. http://amberleroux.com/2013/09/06/skeletor-affirmations-funny-friday/

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  19. Skeletor is Love http://skeletorislove.tumblr.com/

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  20. I guess I finally get my closure. Thanks, Visible, for at least honoring your word to me. I'll not soon forget this happening and am grateful for all that has been revealed through the process. You'll not see me or hear from me again - that is a promise.

    Thanks to all of you that commented here, and especially those who contacted me privately to share your own Visible experiences. I feel somewhat foolish and deeply blessed at the same time. Deepest gratitude and Love to All.........

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    1. I knew he would remove it, after I stated that he was leaving it there so that he could come here and read what people say about him.
      LOL! So predictable.
      Peace Out.

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  21. I believe there are "watchers" keeping an eye out for those who become too entangled in the Visible "trap." They were here for you now, just as they showed up, perhaps a bit too late, earlier this year for someone else who traveled far too see him, and was emotionally devastated by how it all went down.

    Don't feel foolish, look at it as a valuable lesson learned, and consider yourself lucky to have gotten away before more damage was done.

    My deepest gratitude goes to you for having the courage to ask for closure, and for the "watchers," if you are reading this, to show up on Zoner's behalf.

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  22. Yup. Watchers .. a wonderful description. All that is left is to disconnect completely. It is necessary.

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  23. WOW! I'm a random person in Hawaii and I had been reading Les Visible's blog for less than a year- Seemed interesting.. I also enjoyed the writing style and some of the subject matter.. So yesterday i decided to post a question about the "devil horn" looking hand gesture he's doing in all of his photos. He totally freaked out on me! I was really upset and tried to stand up for myself and explain that i was just curious because a bunch of politicians and creepy people like that do that same gesture and wanted to know what it meant to him, and wow. He got really really nasty. I'm a young woman in Hawaii, and i'm a bit sensitive. I cried he actually scared me! He even said he was going to come to the islands and even said the name of the one i'm on! He accused me of being an agent or something! FREAKY! Well, reading your story has put the issue to rest for me- so THANK YOU! If you wanted to know more about it, feel free to email- hezzaree@yahoo.com

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