Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fuck The New Civility & The Horse It Rode In On

Some people sure do need a lot of words to say "NewAge is bullshit":
Contemporary Western culture’s refusal to judge goes hand-in-hand with its celebration of the therapeutic value of affirmation and boosting self-esteem. This sensibility inexorably leads to the affirmation of individual and group identities, an act which has become something of a sacred duty in recent years. It is this gesture of granting respect-on-demand which constitutes the real insult these days, since it does not actually take people seriously. It is about making people feel good about themselves rather than seriously engaging with them – and that is the real form that patronising ‘intellectual charity’ takes today.
Long story short - this is why the "nice" people ain't so nice, and the so-called assholes are winning the day.

We're keeping it about as real as "real" can get.

If you talk nonsense, we're going to call it "nonsense" and that's the end of it.

You're getting nowhere with us.

2 comments:

  1. The fight you're trying to get in on is pointless, except to sell advertising.

    Your tone here is grandiose.

    You come off like an angry kook tilting at windmills.

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  2. Tariq Ramadan? He's an islamist who pretends to be a bridge-builder.

    This new book of his is nothing more than a a cynical effort to exploit the gullibility of shallow multi-culti Westerners into accepting his terms defining the conflict between the free West and the theocractic fascism of islam.

    He no more believes in mutual "respect" than did the communists and fascists of the last century.

    The best you can hope from him is support for a "moratorium" on the killing of apostates and non-believers.

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