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Anewmeanewname Wed 05-Nov-14 14:28:59

There are so, so many things that disturb me about this - but the (exposed as a fake) Goldman Sachs Elevator blogger has had his opinions on the Hong Kong tragedy published here

Is this really an acceptable response, on any level? AIBU to think that the GSE is as vile as the psychopath he's being paid to write about?

firesidechat Wed 05-Nov-14 17:03:33

If it's vile why post it on here and give it more exposure.

PS - haven't looked at link.

LadyLuck10 Wed 05-Nov-14 17:37:51

You really think this blogger is as vile as the psychopathconfused get a reality check, the only vile person here is the killer and his actions. Many have an opinion on this, not even close as being vile as the killer.

Anewmeanewname Wed 05-Nov-14 17:44:19

It's just the whole jokey, boys-will-be-boys type tone of the piece, as though the murderer's behaviour were somehow quite normal & understandable within the context of HK and BoAML.

Reading it left me unsettled, I've complained to the publication about it. Just wondered whether I was overreacting - perfectly willing to be told that I am.

It's a Business Insider link, BTW.

sparechange Wed 05-Nov-14 17:58:33

Have you read the article?
He is saying that the entire 'system' around the way expat bankers are treated and expected to act in Hong Kong means this was a timebomb waiting to happen.
He isn't condoning what went on, just pointing out some of the circumstances that mean it isn't entirely surprising when you look at the lifestyles these people lead.

Rainbunny Wed 05-Nov-14 18:31:01

I haven't actually read the link you posted tbh. I don't know whether this guy is psychopathic/sociopathic etc... It almost seems to me like he is someone who had gone deeply off the rails at in his life. He went from being a high-achieving and presumably hard-working sporty Cambridge student to a bloated wasted - looking murderer. Some people, when exposed to an environment of excess wealth, easy drugs, alcohol and sex for sale will not handle it. I wonder if he is "all there" actually at this point. I don't know, maybe he is a psychopath and he secretly tortured animals as a child, it just doesn't seem like he started his life out this way. This is no excuse for he has done but I do know the environment he was in can be dangerous for people with addictive issues. I used to live in that part of the world. To say it is a permissive environment is an understatement, and practically consequence free most of the time since the police don't want anything to do with the expat crowd.

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