The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Main > Current Events

Current Events Help understand the world by talking about things happening in it

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-14-2015, 10:10 AM   #16
sexobon
I love it when a plan comes together.
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 9,793
Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
... Please stop being an asshole and blaming the victim. If you cannot experience any empathy for France, then maybe for those of us here who do.
No one has blamed the victim: however, the French own responsibility for failures in their great experiment. They accept that and take it in stride as part of their way of living. Funny that you can't while I can being that there's less culture shock between Britain and France than Britain and the United States.

Don't even flap your crap trap about empathy for France. Masses are being killed around the world all the time and they're not making it to be empathized or eulogized in threads here. This is about you, your remote connection to events, and your overreaction. The French are used to situations like this and can talk about it frankly while many Brits can't. That's where one similarity ends. Can't blame them for being language snobs with such a disparity just across the Channel.

Your request is not favorably considered.

Last edited by sexobon; 11-14-2015 at 10:21 AM. Reason: typo
sexobon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2015, 10:22 AM   #17
infinite monkey
Person who doesn't update the user title
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 13,002
I think many of us feel a great deal of empathy for France right now.

What I don't feel is Geraldo type pain (faux news on in the break room last nigbt) nor do I want to act like it's in my backyard just as I wouldn't feign such if it happened in, say, Pennsylvania or something. Yes, I get it, but please don't tell me all of a sudden it is your next door neighbor.

My empathy is for them.

What I said.

Much love and warm thoughts to the victims.

Eta: I took two years of french in hs and two quarters in college. We're not all philistines over here.

Last edited by infinite monkey; 11-14-2015 at 10:27 AM.
infinite monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2015, 11:00 AM   #18
classicman
barely disguised asshole, keeper of all that is holy.
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 23,401
I was wondering silently how someone professed to know the victims agreed with the immigration plans of their country.
__________________
"like strapping a pillow on a bull in a china shop" Bullitt
classicman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2015, 09:00 PM   #19
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 71,105
Net chatter.
Attached Images
  
__________________
The descent of man ~ Nixon, Friedman, Reagan, Trump.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2015, 09:03 PM   #20
infinite monkey
Person who doesn't update the user title
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 13,002
aww...whut?
infinite monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2015, 11:23 PM   #21
Aliantha
trying hard to be a better person
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 16,493
I think the world should just let Putin take care of Isis. He's bloodthirsty enough, and everyone will be able to have a clear conscience because it's just the bad guys killing the even badder guys.
__________________
Kind words are the music of the world. F. W. Faber
Aliantha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2015, 11:52 PM   #22
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 71,105
Uh, Putin is on their side.
__________________
The descent of man ~ Nixon, Friedman, Reagan, Trump.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 12:05 AM   #23
Aliantha
trying hard to be a better person
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 16,493
I guess that depends which media you listen to.
__________________
Kind words are the music of the world. F. W. Faber
Aliantha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 06:01 AM   #24
Sundae
polaroid of perfection
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 24,185
I don't think you can help how you feel.
I roll my eyes at people who sob when bands break up, who leave shabby garage forecourt flowers on lamp-posts when schoolfriends die (but don't take them away when they rot), who leave toys and cards about angels when little children are killed - which would be better donated to families who are in poverty.

I think they are maudlin and possibly have a low IQ.

But I think that feeling shock and outrage at mass murder in a place you have personally been, and sadness that humanity is not as humane as we like to picture it, is reasonable.

This is not directed at you, Infi, or Sexobon, or anyone else.
And I'm not weeping and wailing all over social media.
The French will roll with this. Their problems with religion/ tolerance/ racism have existed for years. Echoes of a colonial past (ditto UK)

Just hope when the next attack comes it isn't us again.
100% selfish. 100% how I feel.
__________________
Life's hard you know, so strike a pose on a Cadillac
Sundae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 11:27 AM   #25
infinite monkey
Person who doesn't update the user title
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 13,002
You're right. I wasn't thinking when I wrote that.

I think it's my bad response to all the bad things that happen. I am not dealing well with life.

Sorry.
infinite monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 04:04 PM   #26
tw
Read? I only know how to write.
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 11,933
Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Uh, Putin is on their side.
When dice have so many sides, it is called a sphere. Which side of that sphere on you on?
tw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 04:07 PM   #27
tw
Read? I only know how to write.
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 11,933
Quote:
Originally Posted by classicman View Post
I was wondering silently how someone professed to know the victims agreed with the immigration plans of their country.
I was silently wondering how immigration has anything to do with extremism. Since immigration creates stronger and more prosperous nations. And extremism does not.
tw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 07:31 PM   #28
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 20,012
Brief NSFW language. Also, yes I know I'm a sociopath please don't be mad at me it's just how I feel.

Clodfobble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 08:59 PM   #29
sexobon
I love it when a plan comes together.
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 9,793
If we ever get reincarnated at about the same time I'm going to look you up.
sexobon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2015, 10:46 PM   #30
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 20,012
At Mr. Clod's company, there was a COMPANY-WIDE email thread of people tagging on their thoughts and prayers and replying-all every time.

And then a guy replied in French. And then more did, to prove they knew some high school French too. And even now, this email chain is still going on in his and everyone else's inbox, in a language 99% of them can't understand.
Clodfobble is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:19 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.