The terrible case of Laila Roth
My own documentary
She never showed her face,
insisting on her anonymity and privacy
to better cultivate her concentration
on her thoughts on writing and communication
and collecting art to share
just for the sake of taste and beauty.
This was taken as a provocation
and misunderstood completely,
so she was repeatedly reported,
blocked, had her account disabled and suspended
and was finally locked out;
and all her protests against violation
of her freedom of expression, thought and privacy
was met by the intolerance of mortal silence.
Finally she was admitted back if only she submitted
an ID and legal evidence of her existence,
as if her output of six years of art and poetry
was not enough. Her argument for not complying
is that facebook has no right to claim her identification
since she never made a legal business of her art and poetry,
made no transactions and used only her right of communication
and of privacy, which facebook violates most blatantly.
That is the awesome challenge of a single woman
against the suppressiveness, autocracy, intolerance
and almost persecution of a private user
only because she is what she is.