Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

I’m still coming across people who insist the riot was orchestrated by anarchists. I find this a very odd premise that I thought had already been debunked. My curiousity about gauging people’s thoughts has led me to solicit young people’s opinions and hear their interpretations on what took place and on the question of rage and the urge to participate overall in the entire hockey playoffs. I also had an interesting chat with a friend who teaches in a High School who had a neurological perspective that in such a circumstance the brain of such young men especially needs a shock and instruction to divert them. I found his thinking plausible and asked him to explain to me how he deals with this in his teaching practice. He gave me examples on involving individuals and diverting them and tasking them with things to do.

I’ve also been reading on violence and how it can relate to being “visible” without necessarily having anything further to say beyond I am here.  I noted the other night in the video footage a certain repetition, not only was there definate I am here, but sometimes I am back. Or I am here again.

 

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