July 20th, 2016

TV - Good Omens: In The Beginning

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If a person uses emotional and/or financial means to manipulate another person into behaving in a way that is beneficial to the manipulator but detrimental to the manipulatee, who is to blame for the repercussions of the behaviour in question?

For instance, if person A wanted to do a job and Person B convinced A not to take on the job, is A to blame for not doing the job or is B to blame for convincing them not to do it? For the purposes of this question, B used every emotional blackmail and financial go-around tactic to convince A that the job would be either unnecessary or bad for them, although in hindsight, A would have done better to have taken on the job but didn't because of B's tactics.

EDITED the mixed up letters (*facepalm*)

A question for the history and/or movie buffs...

**Potential Shutter Island spoilers**

A woman I work with proudly told me yesterday that she finally gets what the movie Shutter Island is really about - it's based on the German occupation of what is now Namibia in the late 19th/early 20th centuries; how this was one of the first genocides in history, how the Germans came and basically wiped out the indigenous population, and how those they didn't kill would have their brains cut open and tested/messed about with/experimented on.... which is the basis of the movie - according to her (or the person who told her).
She also told me that there's a scene in the movie where there are a number of white people lying presumably dead on the ground, and she's convinced that they should have made them black as they supposedly symbolise the Namibian people who were killed???
When she first put this to me I was convinced she was talking about a completely different film, but then she mentioned Leonardo di Caprio and the actual plot of the movie in the same breath.... That said, I'm still not convinced the person who told her wasn't winding her up - she's definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed.  I've been Googling for about half an hour but I can't find anything to back this up!

On a scale of 1 to ridiculously so, how delusional is this theory??   Or is she actually on to something?

She's so sweet, I haven't the heart to tell her she's been fooled, but I think this is nonsense?