I thank you for the comments concerning this post. I agree that someone shouldn't cower in regards to an "unidentified antagonist". My question is when does the antagonism evolve into a real threat?
Dogs who bark loudly seldom bite.
People should care less about what others think or fantasize about, even though some of them are disturbed enough to /speak out/ their fantasies publically. I feel sorry for them.
Fear of death is deeply rooted in us humans. It is funny how some cultures frown upon even mentioning death, as if not admitting that death exists would erase the fact that it's inevitable. Some nut with a loose tongue says some WORDS and people tremble in fear. Right now, somebody who posted threats is having an orgasm because people with psychological issues are fueled by the reacting emotions of their victim.
Antagonism becomes a threat when it becomes personal. Personal on the level on detailing one's life patterns, employment, family, etc... When the antagonist can detail these things in writing or verbally, it becomes real. Each of us will respond in ways we consider appropriate, although others will disagree. That's when the government and law officials should intervene.
And after reviewing the site linked on the original post, a few commentors regarded this as a gender attack. Well maybe so but a threat is a threat. And it's documented that any gender can pose a threat. We should all remember the blogosphere's reaction to threats made against Jeff Goldstein's child. And of course the ever continuing saga of sue/counter sue. I spent a few minutes and found these links. I did find a few links with updates to this saga but unfortunately they have been removed.
Threats do exist in real life and in the virtual world of cyber. We must all develop thick skin to endure these hardships. My only question is when does the government take seriously the victims rights? If someone hacks a website today, are they prosecuted the same as someone who firebombs your house? Or a media building?
As I once told an antagonist, "You can beat the crap out of me today, but you had better be ready tomorrow. I'll be back tomorrow and the next day and the day after that...until I get it right. So unless you want to see me daily, I'd suggest you back the fluck off!" It worked.