There is an individual I've purposefully kept from blogging about. She's an angry person with and agenda. Not so much an "agenda" as, an AGENDA. About everything. All the time. She puts people in categories and gives them a layer of personality believing that is all they are or will ever be. Lately this person seems to be feeling a bit left out of stuff. As a result, she blogs and eviscerates her prey. Remember the snake post, that's her.
I don't care for her style and I actually feel rather sad for her most of the time, but as clever and manipulative as she is, there are some things she cannot do. She cannot foresee the rise and fall of companies. She cannot rebuild bridges with employers she's crashed and burned. She cannot call in locusts or boils or make the hair fall off your cat. She's only human after all.
My point, writing community, is that deciding someone isn't worth your time and energy does not mean you also have to flay them. It doesn't mean you call them "witch" and stack wood beneath their feet fueled with rash accusations that cannot be proved.
To my friends who have been badly burned by the venom this woman spews, I understand the pain. You give her more power than she deserves and by doing so, you breathe life into the dying embers of her hatred. Just let her burn out. She's harmless now.