So I got my first death threat in like, January of, 2014? 2015? Honestly it all blurs together. And I’ll have been dealing with this stuff for, gosh, five years now I guess? That’s half a decade.
And I’ve realized a lot over those years but one of the main things is that, people stalking me have a huge emotional investment in it. Which is part of why I don’t waste my time refuting them (which, would be engaging which is a trap, feedback loop, etc.)
Right like, these people are /invested/ in hating me. It’s an emotional thing for them. It’s not logical. And it’s intensely dehumanizing too. It’s the /feelings/ that matter here, not the lack of logic. Because it takes two seconds to figure out that the arguments are bunk.