Symbolic Gestures & General Greif Whoring

#1
Just reading about April Jones, and last night chinese lanterns were realeased into the Sky in her memory, Well wishers lit candles etc.

Personally I feel for Aprils parents, having my own children brings certain things home, but are these symbolic gestures necessary ? I think its a load of ol shite, when did lighting candles do any good apart from when there is power cut!

Chinese lanterns for fuck sake its Wales not the fucking orient.....on sky news on Sunday there was a big presesion through the town, I wonder how many people were there but had no conection with the town or the family.

Big church parade.....! over a thousand people in attendance.....so where was God/Allah when April was abducted then.....to me this is all bollocks....why do Greif Whores think its the thing to do!!

Thank fuck this didnt happen in Liverpool!
 
#3
I prefer the hysterical rabble that infest society when they're mourning someone they never met, to when they're howling for blood or demanding the passing of laws that already exist.
 
#8
I prefer the hysterical rabble that infest society when they're mourning someone they never met, to when they're howling for blood or demanding the passing of laws that already exist.
That line is crossed very easily, I remember when the Bulger Killers went on trial and watching Adults wanting to harm those kids is beyond me!
 
Z

Zarathustra

Guest
#10
The problem is a lot of people live in their little bubbles, and the only contact they have to the "bad" things in this world is when they see it on the news.

Iraq or Afghanistan are too far away, but Wales is just a couple of hours down the motorway.
 
#12
That line is crossed very easily, I remember when the Bulger Killers went on trial and watching Adults wanting to harm those kids is beyond me!
My own personal favourite is when the hue and cry about 'devil dogs' led to the passing of the Dangerous Dogs Act, notoriously the worst-drafted law in history and which left society less, rather than more, protected from savage dogs.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#13
The problem is a lot of people live in their little bubbles, and the only contact they have to the "bad" things in this world is when they see it on the news.

Iraq or Afghanistan are too far away, but Wales is just a couple of hours down the motorway.
And they can complain from the sofa, no doubt nobody managed to turn Jeremy Kyle off.
 
#16
Do you get the travelling grief junkies in the UK as well?

Have noticed over here that whenever there is some horrible murder or whatever then there will invariably be a card with "Warum?" (why?) left at the scene and it is always in the same writing/style.

Mind you now I think about it maybe that is a "Drop the dead donkey" kiddies shoe?
 
#17
I'm sure half of these stunts are to keep the media in the town a little longer. It used to be that the vicar would lead prayers in the local Parish Church and that would be that.

Mind you, could be a career opportunity.


M. Intime Esq. - Mass Grieving Organiser

Let me organise your public gestures.

I'll take the strain out of finding complete strangers to decide what the deceased would have wanted.
 
T

Taffd

Guest
#20
Do you get the travelling grief junkies in the UK as well?

Have noticed over here that whenever there is some horrible murder or whatever then there will invariably be a card with "Warum?" (why?) left at the scene and it is always in the same writing/style.

Mind you now I think about it maybe that is a "Drop the dead donkey" kiddies shoe?
How would anybody know that, without being a travelling grief junkie?
 

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