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vacuous postmodernism in western culture


I'm sick of all this rubbish. Everything which makes western culture great has been stolen by fools. We cannot even communicate anymore.
Postmodern arguement, infantile and peurile as it is, has infected society in every way, particularly education.It can't be just me who is bothered when some else tells them what they're thinking - as if we don't know what we are saying. Ok, so maybe it has it's place in art, cinema, music, or literature, it can be amusing. The problem with it is that it has so many off shoots - post rationalism, post structuralism, deconstruction, and so on, and so on. But that's the problem, it's in a constant state of upheaval, constant revolution, fractured, splintered, shattered, and the process repeated over and over - but you know what I mean. If you don't, then you are one of those people, asking again and again for further explaination until, finally, grammer collapses. Then, with a big, stupid grin on your face, maintain that the lack of understanding is a result of some split dichotomy of congruent social counterpoint, requiring some reconstruction of narrative, or some such rubbish - would you like some funding for that? money which could be spent on medical research, or orphanages? I'm sure you would, you twat. By twat, I mean twat, there is no hidden meaning to be teased out and examined - you're a twat.
All it's reasoning is ad hominem, in that it addresses the speaker , and not the content of what was said. It provides a convenient excuse to avoid engaging in meaningful discussion.
Think of Robert McCloskey:
"I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
This was, and still is, laughed at, but it is not at all that different from some of the cant currently coming from respected academics, or policy makers and reflected in the artwork which is often on show at the Tate, or any exhibition space near you. Damien Hirst's shark was a wonderful statement, a brilliant concept, elegantly succinct and well executed.
I get it, I do, I really do, but enough is enough.
There must be beauty in the world, more than that found in the mind.

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