GNARGNAR - Member
Is it infantile to........
You want to know what's infantile ? I'll tell you. For a start, comments in your hate filled posts such as this little beauty :
"She should be villified, not praised for her lack of taste, decency and intelligence."
Not only is that statement utterly absurd and ridiculous, but it suggests a raging anger typical of an immature mind.
Comments like that one and many more on this thread I would associate with the callous, spiteful, hate and anger filled rantings of the school playground.
Death is always tragic, and not less so when it comes to a young mother in a particuarily unpleasent manner. Smee whilst accepting that "some people may not like her or what she did" understood this. It is after all, the grown-up attitude.
Lack of empathy is imo a sign of an immature character. Children lack the empathy of adults, hence they often appear cruel and uncaring of one another's feelings. As children grow up into mature adults, they become much more able to understand and associate with the personal feelings and sufferings of others. IIRC, judging by your attitude on SillyOldHector's thread where he mentioned his devastation due to the loss of a much loved pet, I reckon you've got quite a bit of growing up to do GNARGNAR.
Furthermore, an inability to understand when it is appropriate and when it is not appropriate to launch into a character assassination of an individual, suggests a lack of social skills and a further sign of immaturity. I would suggest that it is not appropriate to do so on the day of the announcement of the person's death.
Which brings me to the astonishing reaction by some, of Gordon Brown's comments. What Gordon Brown said on hearing of the death before her time, of a young mother who was very much in the public eye, was perfectly in keeping with the socially accepted protocol of a man in his position. I can only assume that those who criticised him did so driven by a pathetic and childish need to have a dig at the the leader of the Labour Party. David Cameron also paid tribute to JG, but presumably because he is leader of the Conservative Party, was spared any such criticism.
And before anyone asks yes, the view from my high horse is indeed stunning - some of you ought to get out of the gutter and have a look.