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  1. Some people, in some settings, with some issues. But I find it striking that that's what you'd think this mum was doing. She would legitimately have to be a psychopath (someone who feels no empathy for others and has narcissistic qualities) or otherwise deeply disturbed to be looking at that scenario, and thinking "ooh, bit of attention to be got from this – this is my ticket!" Don't you think that's just a little implausible, not the most charitable way of thinking about her? It would follow that she was then putting on the tears, the frail emotion in her voice was faked, and she wasn't feeling upset about her child in that moment. Because who could put aside all that genuine feeling for a quick fame-seeking moment? (Again, a psychopath could, but it wouldn't be a challenge for them.) I just think none of us would really know what we'd do. I've been in the odd desperate situation and not known what to do. Going to press is sometimes something you consider, and weigh up the pros and cons of. But you can't always know what's right. And maybe we won't know what's right till after the fact. Something to consider is that this video will doubtlessly have put a discussion of bullying and disability on the radar of others in a big way, and that's going to be a good thing in the long run.
  2. I should say: I'm not even sure the mum is doing the right thing. I can't even tell what the right thing to do would be in this case. At the very least, what she does is understandable, and it sounds like it was truly desperate. It also looks like it's had a positive outcome, though we don't know in the long run whether that exposure will be good or bad. She can probably afford therapy for him and for her now though, maybe private tuition too. The issue is with the immediate judgement that she must have been seeking fame or something like that. And that she hadn't exhausted other options, or even begun to try them. It's just so unsympathetic as a way of interpreting the situation.
  3. I think it's pretty hard to imagine what this situation is actually like, to this extreme. A nine-year-old kid saying those kinds of things. Every day. The person you most cherish in your life. Her words and her tone to me communicate enough about her love for him and her deep sadness. To think that she's not doing her job as a mother by consoling and "calming him down" is pretty harsh mate. Do you think a child's regularly avowing the need to kill himself or be stabbed is the sort of thing you can cure with a hug (which he may reject), and soft words to the effect it'll be alright? There's also this assumption that she's doing nothing else to "sort out" the problem; maybe you have info that I don't (I've only watched that video and not read anything).
  4. I’ve noticed that when things like this get shared, there’s a two-part response: 1) condemn the wrongness of what’s documented; 2) condemn the documenting of it. I think it’s part of a larger cultural trend, where we’re so cynical of anything that both has a moral purpose and which amasses a big audience. People are deeply suspicious of anything which has a moral heart to it but which is spoken outwards; there’s this sense it should be private, that anything public is necessarily an attention grab. I don’t really know what the root of that cynicism is, but it’s everywhere in our culture. And it’s here in this thread when thinking about what the mother in that video was doing. I don’t think the people negatively judging her are awful people; I think it just speaks to the power of the cynical mistrust of others, which we all at times feel. So powerful, that you’d not feel her pain in her words, in her voice breaking, in her tears, in the raw feel of desperation. And I just think that’s sad from every angle.
  5. Haha you're being kind. I got spanked here. All agreed
  6. Scratch that, they're in the penultimate screenie
  7. (I see I've not got the physical stats captured; will get those later...)
  8. It's also about competence, the ability to follow basic instructions.
  9. Don't know too much about this specific action. As for XR in general: I think part of their problem is not being centralised, you get various people claiming some specific action as part of the movement, even if most in the movement disagree with it. So it's not ideal from an activism standpoint, because that makes it easier to dismiss them as a whole body. As for digging up Trinity lawn: being someone who is familiar with Oxbridge colleges and their deeply unethical investment portfolios (not to mention the wealth they have accumulated and invested from both slavery and colonial trade), I don't have a massive problem with that on its own. Don't care about Barclays Bank either.
  10. Obviously I don't think YouTube vids are (as a general class) a good way of determining whether a player is good. Think it's a consensus that Adama has had an incredible season so far, not just on YouTube. Just used it as a funny reference point.
  11. The BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51459137 YouTube channels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KPaypHknBQ Konami: "Adama Traore? Who? Nah can't be arsed tbh, looks alright as he is." Not one stat changed. Absolute joke!
  12. Should be about. Have a CMF and a CB ready. Can create another too if desired
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