Monday, August 16, 2010

GZM Organizer Responds to Greg Gutfield

Greg Gutfield proposes to build a bar catering to homosexuals across from the planned Islamic center. The GZM camp's response shoots the irony meter off the scale:
@greggutfeld You're free to open whatever you like. If you won't consider the sensibilities of Muslims, you're not going to build dialog
Uh, huh. Now I have heard effing everything. "Tone deaf," as the phrase has come to be used, doesn't being to describe the lack of self-awareness represented by this remark. But then, I don't believe the author of that statement really is quite so blind. It's just the usual Progressive tactic of "freedom for me but not for thee."

In any case, there's a deeper error here. Why should the goal be to "build dialog"? This two-word phrase reeks of a pair of standard postmodern mistakes.

It suggests there's no such thing as truth (an essential aspect of postmodernism). There are only "narratives." This is especially so, advocates claim, in ethics. No one can know what's right or wrong because those concepts don't have any objective meaning. So, we should all play nice and the best way to do that is to talk a lot, condemning no one and nothing — including even a barbaric religion whose tenets lead to jihad, jizya, and honor killings.

Notice that, despite believing no one can know anything or prove one thing is better than another, postmodernists never hesitate to suggest their views are correct and their recommendations are to be preferred. Those are the contradictions in any skeptical, subjectivist viewpoint and no amount of clever intellectual gyrations will ever erase them.

1 comment:

Ted Amadeus said...

Makes as much sense as the Papistocracy's constant sniveling about a "culture war...Or more accurately, as little.
I say go ahead: Build a gay bar, a strip club and a pork rib joint around the GZM: When the nuke they disguise as an air conditioner on the roof of their "holy place" goes off, it's not going to matter, and might convince the mulleted, Coke-bottle-glassed effeminates that thumbs-upped the mosque to actually THINK for a change, instead of feeeeeel.
Lest we forget, most the people on this planet have lived in poverty and enslavement for millennia because they prefer to make decisions based on emotionalism, not logic: They not only don't think, they utterly and chronically refuse to think, and those rare occasions they do are based on religious/political/emotional excuses to justify immediate gratification.
This mental disorder is the centerpiece of postmodern Progressivism, and the very reason America is losing its liberty.