I'm Bram. I often reblog things that I find funny, or artsy. I'll share stuff from my favourite shows or movies. I'm Canadian. I will call you a peach if you're good. The world is made for peaches like me and you and let's keep it that way. Also, I'm starting to write so there may be a bit of that.
You can’t know it happened, you can’t know it didn’t happen. Individual accounts of situations are important and should always be looked at, but in the case where someone must be lying, you never can tell. So why does the internet feel as though they need to race to a decision?
This topic happens to be a trap, you can’t really talk about it without getting shunned by a certain group. Simply put I just think that it’s wrong to jump to the conclusion just because he has done weird things. There are facts present that the Dylan camp are going to purposefully ignore, and that’s not the best way to form an opinion. You can’t form an opinion because you don’t know everything, and you shouldn’t act like you know everything.
Woody Allen is an artist and arguably a genius that makes great films. That’s a subjective fact. He might be a horrible monster, and that needs to be acknowledged. I’m sorry if you believe it, but unless otherwise proven you don’t have to stop watching his films. Separate the art from the man, even if he is a monster. Charles Manson was a murderer but he made weird trippy music that can be enjoyed in a minimal way.
People are allowing their emotions to take over. I just got into a long argument online for my lack of beliefs. I spent the entire weekend investing myself with all the materials present so that I could have a fair and balanced debate, but that got shot down rather fast and abruptly for the very reasons I mention before. These Dylan defenders are in the correct moral mindset, but the amount of hatred for the director is unwarranted. Tumblr is allowing you to see what you want to see from who you choose to follow, so it would make sense that the Dylan Farrow letter would happen to come through their Tumblr filter.
I have empathy for Dylan Farrow. I also have empathy towards Woody Allen. Aspects of his personality and whatever weird things he has done in the past is irrelevant in this case, and could you imagine if the justice system worked that way. “He seems weird so he is definitely guilty and also let’s castrate him too!” It’s okay to have hatred if you are really looking at the facts, but when you say you know everything, who are you to make that call again?
Maybe I don’t understand the concept of being an open book in a huge public forum (like a newspaper). So I have empathy for Dylan Farrow, but people online are telling me that I must have no empathy for anyone for siding neutral. Maybe I have a problem expressing my empathy like Lena Dunham (Hannah lol) apparently (who is also one of the people this post is about).
I think that terrifying Danish movie The Hunt planted this idea in my head that innocent people can be accused of such crimes, and it will ALWAYS be damaging to their reputation, but they aren’t always innocent. I have to acknowledge that as another theory and I cannot possibly make up my mind on that either. Great movie though.
It would be easier to make a decision, but it simply cannot be done without evidence. I will side firmly in the middle, the side that prefers not to think about it, but if you read this whole post, I don’t think I’m convincing at ignoring that Woody Allen may be a monster.
Remember, no one knows everything, which means no one knows anything and that means you don’t know everything and maybe you don’t know anything. I’m sorry for this.