Tuesday, June 24, 2014



Anonymous said...

Well, I can make a brooch...or a terodactyl...or a [cut off]

- "Johnny"

Zachary Bartsch said...

To quote George Harrison, "I think it needs rehearsal."

The first is either written by a sociologist or a far leftist (Both think that it's appropriate to end words in "ation" when there is already a sufficient suffix and real word which would serve the purpose). It is also very metaphoric. It is so metaphoric that the syllogisms are obscured and the logic unclear and absent at many points.

But more to the content: This is what comes from nihilism and rejection of the Subjective Theory of Value. It seems like the author thinks he is being descriptive about his predictions and then prescribing ways to achieve them (No prescription should be necessary for a prediction). Particularly, the author wants/expects the end of all delineation of discrete matter/persons/entities. He labels this "good" and then describes how to expedite it (in a very Marxist fashion - Why attempt to speed up the natural order of things?).

I won't finish the second one. Please tell us why you're doing this to us!

Jeff R. said...

It sounds like something Dennis Hopper's character in Apocalypse Now would write.

Describing capital or capitalism as inhuman is just bunk. I harken back to the wisdom of the late great Frank Zappa: in every language, the first word after "Mama!" that every kid learns to say is "Mine!" A system that doesn't allow ownership, that doesn't allow you to say "Mine!" when you grow up, has -- to put it mildly -- a fatal design flaw.

JorgXMcKie said...

Hoo, boy. Do you often attempt to inflict such pain on your friends/readers?

I once had the misfortune to live in a house that had a guy who invited all his friends from the "Marxist-Humanist Society" to discuss the inane writings of some goofy Marxist woman who wrote, apparently in the 50s. Listening to any of that was not as painful as reading [or trying to] a few paragraphs of this dreck.

Oh. His society members were uniformly from the upper income classes. Didn't have to work. Interesting how that goes.