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Back-to-school essentials: thought-provoking video from the Sandy Hook families.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nomad, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  2. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    That is powerful.
  3. kittylion

    kittylion Established commenter

  4. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Wow... What sort of a society needs to make films like that, I wonder? :confused:
  5. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I saw that earlier on, on Twitter. Some the the comments,presumably emanating from State-side are really very hard to read.
    In terms of what it seeks to hold dear, it is a really good video.
    The smart kids,the nice kids, the thinking kids-any of them who watch that will never grow up to take an anti-gun stance.
    So this video doesn't just bother me for now, it bothers me for the future too. I could weep at their lack of opportunity to see things differently because of artful mind washing rubbish like this. .
  6. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

  7. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I feel sick. Frightening.
  8. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    The odd thing is, if the education ministries of certain third world countries issued such a film one would probably think "Sad, but par for the course in dangerous underdeveloped places like that."

    God Bless America eh?
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  9. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    Chilling indeed.
    But isn’t the advice not to use mobile phones in such situations as it can give away your hiding place ?
  10. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    There are still a few sick conspiracy theorists in the states who deny Sandy Hook ever happened and think it was some sort of government propaganda exercise to promote gun control.
  11. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    How sad. What happened to only having to worry who could pee up the urinal the highest... at school.

    Once I got over the top and splashed the window ledge the impossible bar had been set.
  12. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I don't understand this. What do you mean?
  13. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I mean I understand the words, but not what you mean in the context of the gun regulation video... you're saying it's a bad video? I thought it was pretty hard hitting and relevant. Why is it brain washing?
  14. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Or have I TOTALLY missed something..?
  15. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    No, I have mixed up my posts-I was writing and the editing two or three posts at the same time yesterday, as you do; thank you for asking or I wouldn't have spotted it. It makes absolutely zero sense!
    What I meant to say at at the end was "normalisation of fear" (or simlar) in stead of "mind washing rubbish"
    (I'll let you guess which thread that was meant for...)

    My point is that the video is driven by fear and these kids are internalising from the get go that it is completely normal. The need to protect themselves will endure as the become older. So many of them will grow up desperate to have their own guns. Vicious circle.
    coffeekid likes this.
  16. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Ah, I did think it was a bit odd! x
  17. lrw22

    lrw22 Established commenter


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