Who is Costas Menidis?

Abalinx 14 March 2018 Peter Adamis

What is so special about Costas Menidis? Absolutely nothing. Then readers will wonder why I am bothering to write about this character in the first place. Well I have been waiting for 30 days to get out of Fabians Jail to write this story and expose the bastard.

This character is a fake profile as far as I am concerned and he has cost me some good friends on social media. Friends that I thought had a sense of justice, understood the meaning of fair play and never to kick a bloke when he is down. 

But no, these friends took a dislike to this Menidis character who put them to flight and shamed them because they were unable to match their wits against his superb communication skills.

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During a robust debate some 30 days ago, Menidis pops up on the screen and began to support a bloke called Savvas Grigoropoulos against three other gentlemen who should have known better. Mind you Savvas may have had it coming to him for his posts which others found offensive only because they disagreed with his ideology and philosophy of life as well his spiritual point of view.

Now I have no problem with such characters as I advise them that although I support freedom of expression I do on occasion advise the individual that his posts are not to appear on my wall and/or I block him or one of us removes each other from being friends or sharing the same groups. No harm done and we move on like gentlemen so to speak. However in this case, my three alleged good friends went on the attack and left poor old Savvas hanging out to dry.  Enter Costas Menidis.

Costas Menidis tore them to shreds using language that was in English and in Greek. I must admit looking back on the conversation, (I had recorded it for “quality and training purposes”), I realised that this Menidis character was not who I thought it was and therefore was intrigued.  Originally I wrote in his defence as I thought it was a Menidis that I once knew of many years ago. However Menidis became volatile and even attacked me, which subsequently led me to expose the Menidis who I thought it was.  But it was not the Menidis that I knew of old and I soon realised far too late that someone had hijacked the old man’s profile and was effectively using his language skills most effectively.

In the meantime, my alleged three friends, blocked me on Facebook, and I assume, probably were responsible for unduly reporting me to Facebook and a suspension of some 30 days for contravening Facebook Community Standards which in my opinion is a load of absolute hyperbole bordering on Big Brother and mirroring an Orwellian form of society.  On the other hand, I can also believe that it may have been the fake profile Costas Menidis who reported me to Fabian the jailor and in jail for a lengthy sentence. Once blocked I was forced to access my other two profile which are not pseudonyms as I gave made it publicly clear that it is I who is the individual behind the two profiles.  These two profiles enable me to administer the various group of which I administer.

During all of this upheaval, I found that Peter Kalla another good friend had also been targeted, along with a chap who goes under the nom de gurre of Costa D’ Love and his two friends called George Vasil or George Vasill depending on which name you selected. Three other chaps by the name of Petros Kosmopoulos, George Tsitsis and Peter Vlahos appeared to take exception to the stand I took and/or with each other and like wolves attempted to attack their prey not realising that it had long gone. They then set upon each other and soon were at each others throats blaming each other and pointing the finger at who was at fault, while in the meantime the real culprit Costas Menidis had wisely disappeared from the scene.  These online wolves or social media predators would do well to remember that there are bigger predators out there in the real world. All these chaps are normally pretty decent blokes and one can have a robust discussion at the best of times.  

Well, all that I can say is that since I have been a guest of Fabian the jailer, I have lost track of some friends as they don’t appear to be writing or if they are then I have been excluded.  Not a problem, no skin off my nose, it’s just a pity that is all. I must thank them all because they assisted me in having a greater understanding of Fabian the jailor and his fetish with artificial intelligent algorithms which are designed to identify alleged acts of expression that are not compatible with Face Book community standards.

As for this Costas Menidis character, I have since found out that the character behind the profile has indeed hijacked a real person’s identity and using it effectively as a kind of Online Robin Hood or Joan of Arc type of hero or heroine to come to the aid of the weak, the helpless and those who are not computer savvy. The Costas Menidis that I knew of or assumed that I knew was an old man who it appears has since passed on.  However to make the yarn even more ridiculous, I since found out that within Melbourne resides another Costas Menidis who has a brother and is alive and well. Apparently this Costas Menidis is a very much younger man having been brought up here in Australia. If all of the above is said to be true, will the real Menidis please stand up and make known his real personality and character. You have had your fun at the expense of others.

In conclusion, I have made a decision to unblock all those who have transgressed in the past and see if they are going to behave on social media. Again, it is no skin off my nose and I could not care what they do as long as I am left alone to carry on doing what I like doing, writing. I am not interested on who is the fastest gun in the West, who is the best writer in the East, who is the strongest bastard in the North and who know it all in the South. I just want to be left alone to complete my writing tasks in peace.

There are many Costas Menidis out there in “la la land” all waiting to pounce on someone who may trip occasionally and needs help to get back into line, but we can do without the incessant blocking and reporting of individuals who act upon the slightest of constructive r destructive criticism and use Fabian the jailor as their persona online body guard.  Get a life people.

Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Social Media Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum.  He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News.  He holds a Bachelor   of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), and Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Website: abalinx.com Contact via Email: abalinx@gmail.com or via Mobile: 0481 342 79

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