Friday, July 02, 2010

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"The Age of the Demon"

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We are governed by infantile Alvy Singers convinced the Universe is expanding or something, so we might as well give up and submit to the Cosmic Will.


Marxists used to claim they believed in History, that is both the past and the future. In fact the current crowd of anarchic nihilists believe in neither. In fairness to him Engels had contempt for people like that.

What can these people offer? Not even anything beyond immediate gratification by pleasure. Once a boy would offer a girl the moon and the stars and a future. Now they can't even offer breakfast. Why does anyone put up with it?

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We now are experiencing the blowback from how an American communist and her child experienced The Year of Living Dangerously.

We persist as a nation in our romantic delusions that we are not in the Age of the Demons but still in The Year of the Cat.

4 comments:

Pascal Fervor said...

Why does anyone put up with it?

So many have been cowed, it is hard to build a supportive bloc.

What success have you had on that score? For all your commentary at BC, you rarely respond even on your own blog. Maybe what you need is a troll? Mine spouts so much nonsense he makes it easy to respond.

If I don't hear from you otherwise, I'll nudge him over here.

LifeoftheMind said...

Thank you for commenting. I get so little traffic here that most of the comments are from Chinese porn that I delete. Sorry if scrubbing that is disappointing to anyone, it might attract more viewers than my thoughts. While I welcome a comment my expectation is that people will comment on the thread that I draw most of my comments from. On a few occasions I post something original here and I do have a few threads based on newspaper or other sources.

Your offer of a troll is generous but I shall decline. You remind me of the story of the Western town so small they lacked a town drunk. So they imported one from someplace richer like Abiline that had plenty to spare, in the hope that would help to put them on the map.

Who do we both know who might be feeling lonely and in need of their own troglodyte guest?

Pascal Fervor said...

Okay, here's my most important question again: how many ways do you know of that enable you to build a supporting bloc? I know it's not easy. I don't buy the herding cats metaphor. I do recognize the reluctance of hierarchy to permit boat rocking.

This relates to my discussion at BC: A bloc is the kind of thing Charles needs at any congregation he's at. Without it, in a den run by unchallenged Leftists, his presence only ads to the rotters credibility while detracting from his own.

I am reluctant to respond like that at BC because it is rare Charles and I are on the same page, and I don't want to jinx it. Look -- I'm being PC. Ugh.
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As for the directing of my troll to the other lonely party's place. LOL
If it's who I think you mean, the two have already met -- and get along!

However, should they disagree -- and my troll seems attracted to being able to do that -- my troll couldn't keep up. She's no dummy.

Pascal Fervor said...

Okay, here's my most important question again: how many ways do you know of that enable you to build a supporting bloc? I know it's not easy. I don't buy the herding cats metaphor. I do recognize the reluctance of hierarchy to permit boat rocking.

This relates to my discussion at BC: A bloc is the kind of thing Charles needs at any congregation he's at. Without it, in a den run by unchallenged Leftists, his presence only ads to the rotters credibility while detracting from his own.

I am reluctant to respond like that at BC because it is rare Charles and I are on the same page, and I don't want to jinx it. Look -- I'm being PC. Ugh.
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As for the directing of my troll to the other lonely party's place. LOL
If it's who I think you mean, the two have already met -- and get along!

However, should they disagree -- and my troll seems attracted to being able to do that -- my troll couldn't keep up. She's no dummy.