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Internet Troll; we all have seen and heard them and maybe we are one! and SO!

by on February 12, 2013

Is Joan Wheeler one? Is Joan an innocent bystander in the internet world, just telling her story, her view, her perception or she is more?

Joan’s blogs have and are being used to promote hate against her birth family. She buries, deep into her blog, bits of hate, against the birth family. She has also created an entire blog devoted to slander, lies, falsehoods and name-calling of the birth siblings, as well as condemnation of us. She had written a libelous book and promoted it, far and wide, in the internet world, as far back as 2008, perhaps ever earlier. She has enlisted other adoptees and friends, to ‘go get my sisters’ and ‘shut them up’ and ‘defend her’ (I know of 2 male friends of Joan’s, who don’t know us sisters, who non-the-less, have abused us in print, Russ and Brian) and this goes on in many avenues on the internet world. Is Joan a victim of stalking, harassment, and trolls? According to her, she is! She is just a poor angry adoptee who suffers at the hands of her birth siblings! Good Grief!

So is Joan a troll or a victim? Is Joan a bully or that sweet misunderstood adoptee who must get ‘help’ from others to defend her from those nasty horrible birth siblings of hers? Is Joan educating others, doing adoption ‘reform’ or is she browbeating them? Sounds almost like a Cinderella story doesn’t it? Continuing on; does Joan join other angry adoptees and go a ‘ganging’ after anyone who is, in any way, pro-adoption? Yes! We, the birth siblings, don’t care about her or other’s political positions on adoption. We certainly have our opinions and in some cases are in agreement with their views and positions. But, our main and only concern, ’cause’ if you will, is to get Joan Wheeler to stop telling lies about us and our family. And, where ever we find her speaking about our family we will confront her! We are acting in total self-defense since Joan Wheeler published a libelous book and more. Deal with it!

How about Ruth? Gert? Kathy? You know those siblings of Joan’s, that have been ‘named’ by Joan Wheeler, ‘the Three- Sippel-Sisters’; are we victims or trolls?

We are Joan’s birth siblings whom Joan is always saying are stalking and harassing her. We are those siblings that Joan Wheeler says are ‘damaged’ because of her adoption! We, along with every other family member, were the very subjects in Joan’s libelous book, Forbidden Family, which we were able to get pulled from publication. We are those very ‘three Sippel Sisters’ that Joan was ALSO one of, before her adoption, and whom Joan says she was TAKEN AWAY from via adoption and whom Joan HAD, in her life, BUT, then DESTROYED when she was in our midst. We are those, that for over 3 years now, have been defending ourselves against many many other adoptees and friends of Joan Wheeler. We are those that have other ‘hate’ blogs created about us! We are those that Joan Wheeler wishes she could SILENCE but can’t. We are those that show up on internet news sites and counter Joan’s lies. We are those that show up on Twitter, like thousands of others, but are the only ones that are NOT allowed to because Joan believes we are stalking her. We are the ones that Joan screams to the world will NOT LEAVE her alone. We are the SUBJECTS of her, now dead book, and EVERY position she uses AGAINST adoption. Seems to me that that makes us VICTIMS! But are we trolls?

Let’s take a peek…let’s go a…trolling, shall we??

A word or two about Kathy: From the very beginning, after Joan Wheeler’s, now dead libelous book was first published, had very little to say to or about Joan. That infuriates Joan! Joan had attempted to intimidate Kathy in many ways, in the past, in the book, once when Kathy ‘happened’ upon Joan, on the internet and since we birthsiblings found out about the book.

Intimidation does not work on Kathy, or Ruth or Gert, as Joan Wheeler has found out.

Kathy’s blog is here…

The most important contribution that Kathy has given to the entire EXPOSURE of Joan Wheeler’s lies is the very FACT that is was Kathy who UNCOVERED the fact that Joan had written a book about our family, OUTED US INDIVIDUALLY AND AS A FAMILY, and this was by pure chance! As said in many other posts, Kathy was very new to the Internet in 2009. She was searching around looking and learning. She was NOT searching (trolling) for Joan Wheeler! She WAS searching for items about Jewish customs and found a web site called Forbidden Family by ‘halforphan56’ with a picture, commenting on, of all things, Jewish forgiveness! The entire escapade, if I may use that term loosely, is recorded along with documents in this blog post…

The Yom Kippur Affair of Octobr 2009 – Joan Wheeler twists the meaning of Yom Kippur, gets herself in trouble with her bloghost, then blames her birth sisters for her own ignorance. (what else is new?) on July 16, 2012

As one can see it started in October of 2009, a month, BEFORE the book was published; the birth family had NO IDEA that we were about to be outed, used and abused by Joan Wheeler. It was Kathy’s innocent ‘finding’ of Joan, the commenting on the topic of forgiveness, the mention that the book was about to be printed and all sorts of personal family business being discussed to a ‘stranger’, on a public web blog (at that moment Joan did not know it was Kathy) and then Joan’s wrongfully and unsolicited email and further attack upon Kathy and Kathy’s complaint, to Joan’s web host  that resulted in the FACT that we FOUND out that Joan had written the book! I call that PROVIDENCE, it was meant to be!

Those events spawned Ruth’s blog, Refuting a book of lies, which was started December 2009! Ruth and Kathy FOUND the book available on Amazon, purchased copies, sending me one and THAT is HOW we found out that Joan wrote the book. Because, we found out and began to refute it, and her, that Joan Wheeler states and believes that we are stalking and harassing her. She TRIED to get away with it without our knowledge!

Was Kathy a internet troll? Was Ruth a internet troll? Who were they trolling for? What where they trolling for? They had NO IDEA what Joan Wheeler was up too! But once they and I did learn the truth for certain we TOOK ACTION. Both Kathy and Ruth have had blogs LONG before I did! I wrote and send my posts to Ruth via email.

Now about myself: I was on the ‘internet’ in it’s very early days! 1990 version of American on Line. What a nightmare! Even on specific topic boards, or chat lines, one would find them; the cowboys, the assholes, the bullies, the intolerant, the master know-it-all, the dominate, the sufferer, the joker, the intimidator, the proselytizer, the condemner, the show-off, the educator, the idiot, the user and the usee…how many more? plenty!

I also have been a co-moderator of a ‘in-house’, by subscription only, ‘list’ for several years, until I ‘retired’, in 2002, from all my active work in the field of lore instructor for religious studies of the Germanic Heathen Reawakening Movement, specifically Anglo-Saxon Theodish Belief. That was a life-time ago!

In recent years, 2010 to the present, I have had to get reacquainted with and relearn all about the various Internet ‘social media’ that’s out there. The only reason I have done so is because of self-defense and defense of family members and honor!

Perhaps that may be foreign concept for some to grasp, or, perhaps not. Doesn’t matter, I do not have to explain myself to anyone, outside of my family members, dead or alive, that have been maligned, slander and libeled and otherwise harmed by, a blood relative, placed into adoption, who once found, by blood relatives, destroyed every relationship and then wrote a libelous hate book and still speaks, on the internet, lies and hate against KIN.

So I had gotten to wondering about this ‘troll-ing’ business. Personally I really dislike ‘social media’; what passes for ‘social dialogue’. There’s an awful lot of just plain rude, crude and disgusting people out there that use words, pictures and such that just are plain insulting to one’s intelligence and integrity. You know, opinions are like assholes; everyone has one!

So, in the interest of being fair-minded lets see if Gert (me) Ruth and Kathy (my sisters) and/or Joan (our blood sister placed into adoption), who hates adoption and us for speaking against her lies…oh excuse me, Joan’s ‘view, perspective’ of OUR LIVES, are guilt of being a troll!

We will now look at some definitions of ‘troll‘ and attempt to indicate which of us are one! The definition is indicated by # and in italics.  My comments are indicated by >>>

#A person whose sole purpose in life is to seek out people to argue with on the internet over extremely trivial issues. Such arguments can happen on blogs, Facebook, Myspace and a host of others.

>>>here I believe the interesting key word is ‘trivial‘…in our cases, that of the liar (Joan) and the defenders (birthsiblings), ‘trivial’ does not come into the picture. I would substitute ‘trivial’ with ‘adoption’ for adoption is Joan’s cause and what she uses to ‘defame’ us birthsiblings. So Joan is a TROLL because she seeks out people to argue with over ADOPTION issues and uses that as a springbroad to discuss personal family business. Ruth and Gert have no issue with adoption and RARELY comment on or about adoption per se on any adoption sites etc. Kathy has never commented anywhere, outside of our own blogs, about adoption.

Joan Wheeler fits this definition of a TROLL. Read her for yourself.

#An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.

>>>Kathy has never done anything of this nature. Ruth and Gert are NOT on any internet places UNLESS Joan Wheeler is there and speaking AGAINST us and family! We rarely engage others, unless provoked and attacked for expressing our own, view, perceptive, truth, anger and outrage at being slander by Joan Wheeler! If Joan Wheeler can do that, so can we. We speak in self-defense, we share information, post controversial and inflammatory statements; just like everyone else on whatever media we are on. We do not attempt to silence anyone nor make complaints about anyone, but are in fact called names for defending ourselves. We have been subjected to complaints about our ‘truths’ by Joan Wheeler because she does not want us to speak.

Joan Wheeler fits this definition of a TROLL, as well! Read her for yourself.

#A person who feeds off the anger of others as he enrages them over the internet.

>>>Kathy has never done anything of this nature. The only person(s) that enrage Ruth and Gert are Joan Wheeler and her various henchmen, who abuse and slander us. We do not ‘feed’ off that anger, instead, we set the record straight with putting truth to the many lies and fabrications that Joan and her henchmen tell.

Joan Wheeler fits this definition of a TROLL, as well! Read her for yourself.

#Someone who is really hard to talk with, because of his/her intention to annoy others in the internet. Usually found in large forums or mailing lists.

>>>Kathy has never done anything of this nature. Ruth and Gert are not hard to talk with, we just will NOT be bullied or abused or silenced in telling our truth about our own lives that Joan Wheeler lies about!

Joan Wheeler fits this definition of a TROLL, as well! Read her for yourself.

If you have a different opinion by all means present it, in a non-abusive manner.

And now for an UPDATE, MARCH 2016, as older posts are being seen I’m updating with links to my second blog and a Facebook page wherein I expose AGAIN the lies, fabrications and hate that Joan M Wheeler says about me and family. After the first book was pulled from publication by the publisher, May 2011, she has ‘self-published’ another ‘revised’ version. In this ‘version’ called ‘duped by adoption’ she has increased her exploitation by including PICTURES and REAL NAMES and much more personal information violating again the families. Joan has no decency NOR shame. There is NOTHING in this book for adoption reform. She is totally against adoption and her two families. To learn more see…



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