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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:59 PM

19. Whistleblower protection is more than just shielding their identity.

And I've been in similar shoes in a high-level government position when I had to make some difficult choices when I saw things I found troubling. Not as drastic as this, but enough to understand the precarious choice this person is facing. And, based on that experience - as well as personal knowledge about even more painful choices people I know had to make - I have little patience for people who choose the easiest course: rather than deal with the consequences of leaving and speaking out, they stay, continuing to reap all of the benefits that come with the position, but "speak out" from their positions of comfort and anonymity - while trying to wrap themselves in a cloak of righteousness because they anonymously complain about what's happening around them.

And while I know it's not easy to open themselves up to death threats and other harassment, there are plenty of people who are doing just that AND it's likely that Anonymous has been complicit in creating and perpetuating the toxic environment they're now supposedly hiding from.

Sorry. I'm not impressed

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