Sometimes it’s the little things, isn’t it?
In the grand scheme of things, the “Conscious Living Being” known as Drifloud is sublimely unimportant. For nearly four years, he has occupied a dank and dismal corner of Twitter, from whence he spews forth some of the most hateful and vicious falsehoods we’ve seen.
Three years ago almost to the day, we were successful in having Drifloud’s Twitter account suspended. (This was back in the days when we believed that Drifloud was one of Abraham Christie’s sock accounts; we’ve since learned that this is untrue, but that’s a whole other story.)
Predictably, Drifloud reacted with barely coherent rage, and fired off one of his typically over-the-top ultra-verbose emails to the “boss at Twitter”, accusing them of being complicit in the Grand Cover-up of the horrid crimes of the “genitally identified” criminals, yadda yadda yadda, kazoo kazoo.
He cc’d this email to pretty much everybody in Hampstead and much of the Greater London area, and a kindly soul forwarded it to us.
Twitter caved and reinstated his account, but Drippy’s victory was brief. We sent another complaint, and down it went again.
However, a few days later Drippy tried again, threatening Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey with all sorts of terrible consequences—such as “I will keep writing you these ludicrously overblown histrionic emails and furthermore I will hold my breath until you give me my account back and apologise” (slightly paraphrased for brevity).
We assumed—wrongly—that this would cut no ice with Twitter. To our immense disappointment, on 7 February his account was reinstated. Every last lying, harassing, accusatory tweet was back online, and this time Twitter seemed impervious to our attempts to have it removed.
That is why we were so delighted to discover that once again, the “conscious living being known as Drifloud” is off the air.
Yesterday, his Twitter account looked like this.
We are quite certain that the Drippy One won’t take this further insult lying down, and given Twitter’s waffling last time, we’re not fully confident that the account will remain where it belongs, consigned to the sewage pit of history.
However, considering that it’s taken three years for Twitter to concede that perhaps they ought to stop Drippy from harassing innocent folk, we’re willing to enjoy the moment while we can.
We’ll let you know how it goes.