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The LIVEJOURNAL ABUSE TEAM is a semi-anonymous group of paid staff and volunteers who exist to make sure that LiveJournal contains as much abuse as possible. It has the minor purpose of performing the minimum necessary under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to keep LiveJournal's corporate ownership from being sued or prosecuted. However, like many Satanically-inspired groups, it has a more important secondary purpose, in this case to create the illusion that there is a mechanism within LiveJournal for redress of grievances.
Made up of members or friends of members of hate-communities (the precise overlap is difficult to discern due to the enforced anonymity), the Abuse Team's Standard Operating Procedure is to respond to complaints of abuse with pompous lectures about freedom of speech in an attempt to make victims feel as if by complaining they are promoting censorship, creating guilt about having complained. The larger goal, however, is to foment feelings of frustration and rage in victims so that they will either internalize them and take them out on themselves (thereby providing ongoing angst and self-damage -- cutting, anorexia, various addictive behaviors -- for which LiveJournal members are best known to the general public), or, better still, commit acts of violence against their tormentors, thereby tattering the fabric of society further than it already is in order to help justify the harsh crime control measures necessary to the modern Republican State.
One of the Abuse Team's proudest accomplishments in this regard is the dot_communities meme, a seemingly never-ending series of communities expressly designed for the purpose of abuse. This successful-beyond-all-estimations meme has so far insured that the goals of the Abuse Team have been met every year since the meme was created, and based on current projections is expected to continue with this success into the foreseeable future.