But at the same time and at least for now, I don't want to make anybody who can't distinguish between the blog using sham-related facebook material and other material, paranoid.
So, I'll split the difference for now - use the content, but scramble the i.d.
Okay, so this person is saying this almost-23 year old and 24 year old are such good "kids". I believe that, except they're not kids.
Then there's "what you see is what you get" which she knows is a lie.
So in the great tradition of Skate Canada, is this a pre-emptive lie - i.e. - something mega-bogus is afoot? That's been the pattern.
Or is it a defensive flip us off lie. E.g. - these are good kids, so whatever they do is good.
I kind of think that's a big component of how this crowd operates. It's not bad because THEY do it, and they're good people. Ethics depend on who is doing it, not what is being done. Even Tracy Wilson has resorted to that - in the forward to Virtue Moir's book, she said they do things for the "right reasons."
It doesn't work like that Tracy (much as I love Tracy). You are your actions. Being good is behavior, it's choices, it's not a state of being and it really isn't about motives - especially if the "higher good" or "right reason" is self-interest, profit, and/or plain convenience.
What you see is what you get? For real? So this facebook wall is saying when we see Scott and Jessica, that's real? What we saw was what we got (a/k/a the truth) in that photo call overseen by Debbi after the Olympic ice dance final? Always has been, always will be?
Man, the opinion these people have of themselves. Because of who they are, everything they touch - good. Regular ethics are for other people not as special and good. So the rest of us can just fuck off.
I can't wait til the reasons come out, if they even bother, to see how well the reasons match up with the many things they've done, and how often, including Scott's fan facebook set ups. Scott announcing he was shutting down his personal facebook and then not; VM hinting at getting together down the line while playing up the sham at the same time. Oh, and 4CCs 2011. That's another face value event VM and their friends can brag on. And the rift - a centerpiece of their book, and a fabrication.
I realize VM are nice people who are very nice to people's faces, including to fan faces. I am sure they're nice to people who are in their lives.They're also mega liars who both stage and proactively sell lies, set fans up to get spammed by them, and withhold even innocuous photos of themselves for no good faith public relations or sham protection reasons. These are the realities. Scott even made fun of shipper fans right after the Olympics, and Tessa had the habit of gaslighting them - making them think they had VM confused with movie characters. This was such nice behavior.
Does make one wonder about the religious/ethical training of all concerned. And I have to say it reminds me of the popular Canadian past time among some Canadians of insulting Americans as aggressive and rude while bragging on their own wonderful politeness. That behavior is, of course, the opposite of politeness. "We're wonderful and you suck." Yeah, that's very nice. But I read it a LOT. "We in Canada are wonderful and we're not horrible like you sucky Americans." And of course, no irony is perceived when things like that are said.**
So, it's like, Scott and Tessa are wonderful wonderful and all of you who have been sold a bill of goods about them --- aren't.
Is that the deal?
There are a LOT of good people in this world, many of them fans. It's not an entitlement. It doesn't set one apart from the rest of humanity, and it's not unique to Canadians. It's what human beings are supposed to be striving towards - all of us, not just unique figure skaters.
*Friend of VM
**note the phrasing: "SOME" Canadians.
What you see is what you get:
|Is that right.|
|Such good people. You might even say classy. Because this was necessary.|
|I don't know about that, but they make sure we see it, I'll give them that.|