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by chittani
Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Roger Pincham's Retirement Video
Replies: 28
Views: 22773

Well, I would happily rephrase that as "who I believe have been very active on this website". I am not suggesting, of course, that you have been attacking anyone physically, and I don't have any idea whether you were one of those involved in Pincham-bothering. But you knew exactly what I m...
by chittani
Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Roger Pincham's Retirement Video
Replies: 28
Views: 22773

Daska is being disingenuous. As it happens I agree with what Tom says about Pincham's lack of leadership back in the day. A friend of mine put it well, "one of the most damning things in the Inquiry Report was where it described the Governors as 'MacLaren's men'". My point is not that he d...
by chittani
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: A reality check
Replies: 19
Views: 11470

A reality check

Let us agree that at the time of the publication of The Secret Cult in the mid-80s, its authors made many good points. The SES was, if not a cult, then certainly cult-like in its behaviour. Members were encouraged to see themselves as special and on the path of Truth, and to regard their membership ...
by chittani
Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Roger Pincham's Retirement Video
Replies: 28
Views: 22773

Matthew wrote: Did I miss something? I don't remember anything like that happening in the video... I had to go and rewatch it because I don't remember anything like that either. It is insinuated in the video that Pincham was/is the Fat Controller. Other than that the tone of the video is quite sarc...
by chittani
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Roger Pincham's Retirement Video
Replies: 28
Views: 22773

I am advised by reliable sources that Pincham had proposed and wanted to stay on as an "advisor" after his "retirement" but they have since decided not to go ahead with this plan. This just further show the lack of integrity of these people and that these changes are simply mano...
by chittani
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The truth about the 'Reconciliation Process'
Replies: 46
Views: 42853

Concerned Mum, The School is not a single mind, but speaking for myself the point I was trying to make was that this is not finished business - people need to talk to each other. Who is making this 'party line'? The problem is mistrust, which means that anything someone says is immediately interpret...
by chittani
Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The truth about the 'Reconciliation Process'
Replies: 46
Views: 42853

Concerned Mum There is quite a lot of denial of humanity and decency actually - that is why the two sides are so wary of each other. Unfortunately there is only a certain amount that can be done by activism and 'De Nile' - people need to sit down and talk to each other, however unhappy they are abou...
by chittani
Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Inheritence and wills: SES source of wealth
Replies: 16
Views: 10995

My experience has been the same as Merry. A couple of years ago the new Treasurer of the School spoke to a gathering about charitable donations and bequests. Obviously his job is to raise money, and in the politest possible way that was what he was doing, but he admitted that such donations had &quo...
by chittani
Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The truth about the 'Reconciliation Process'
Replies: 46
Views: 42853

Hello, Someone has pointed out that I've been quoted on here. I was a bit concerned, but when I read what RobMac posted I have to say I am entirely happy with every word I said. It is what I've said to various people in the School before, and I will keep saying it until it gets addressed. Still, Rob...
by chittani
Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES blog / bulletin board
Replies: 9
Views: 10025

Abel, In response to your opening post, I wouldn't want to give the impression that this is "approved" by the leadership of the SES. I suppose it is the difference between a personal liking for something and an official stamp of approval. The blog doesn't have any official status and that'...
by chittani
Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES blog / bulletin board
Replies: 9
Views: 10025

Hi FT You would be really welcome. The regular members are from a wide spread of ages and views and, as you might have seen from the blog, we do not represent a united front or a single position. It's an evolving situation and I hope it continues in that way. By the way, with reference to your earli...
by chittani
Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES blog / bulletin board
Replies: 9
Views: 10025

Ahem

Hello everyone, Kevin here. I was a tad concerned when someone told me that this had been posted here, but what you've all written makes me feel better about it. My own belief has always been that the vast majority of the people on here are just trying to move on, and to effect positive change in th...
by chittani
Thu May 25, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: An apology from the SES
Replies: 19
Views: 18022

Nice one, thats a very positive and helpful remark. I prefer genuine honest anger to snide put downs such as that. Leon, It's not a put down. All I'm saying is that this is a place where "genuine honest anger" is often the way. And I realise that being who I am, I'm sometimes going to get it in the...
by chittani
Thu May 25, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: An apology from the SES
Replies: 19
Views: 18022

Bonsai, I totally agree with you. Personally I went to a sink school in a sink estate (80% unemployment ... nice) with kids who were coming in covered in bruises every morning. Out of my year only 2 out of 250 got to 3rd level education. So I have strong feelings about that, just as you do. Nothing ...
by chittani
Thu May 25, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: An apology from the SES
Replies: 19
Views: 18022

Several angry responses ... I would have thought that this is cause for celebration. To my ears, it's a humble and unreserved apology, has no implications for further actions, and so can be welcomed unreservedly. Its praise of the schools is needed because otherwise it could be thought that all ex-p...

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