Monday 31 March 2014

Mainstream Right wing journalism


Some modern Leftist lunacy is noted, described and analyzed in terms of causation - there is an implicit and unspecific appeal - demand, even - that this-time, now, 'we' do something about it (really do something about it).

Perhaps there is a momentary lift of spirits from reading robust and witty polemic; and a flicker of optimism that now 'we' know about it, and understand what is going-on - then 'we' can work together to... well... put a stop to this kind of thing, and do some other and better kind of thing... or something.

Trouble is that there is no we - just a handful of individuals who are recurrently being set-back and demoralized by the repeated recognition that there is no 'we' but only (to all intents and purposes) me.

So yes to analysis and understanding causation - but we, or should I say me - are going to stop pretending there is a we, and stop vaguely-hoping that we will do something about anything.

Witty polemic doth not make a we. 



Thordaddy said...

Some years back, I was adamant with those in the MRM that there is no "men's" movement. There is only man's movement. I'll stand by that.

Adam G. said...

I enjoy witty polemic as an end itself. It's a middlebrow art form.

The Crow said...

The left specializes in being a 'we' as opposed to an individual 'I'. We all agree, we all know, we must stamp out, we need...
The right is generally a little more realistic about one's own importance, which is to say, that one's is not very.