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Sunday, April 29, 2012

How Do You Get Paid For Talking Gibberish?

You become a postmodernist. It is a fantastic career for people who will never be much good at anything.

It is very much an economic market for practitioners without any clearly defined services built in the clouds and funded by taxpayers.

Pull the plug on the funding, the entire field of postmodernism would pop like a soap bubble overnight.

As we moved away from agriculture and herding, there were going to be more and more people who simply survived on chicanery and flim-flam alone. When that group got organized and was no longer simply camp followers stripping rings off dead bodies, they occupied academia and created the madcap, lunatic world of postmodernists. It's a show about nothing.

Here is why you should be worried. More and more people have moved into this whacky world outside of reality for income even as the real world was drying up economically. There are now millions upon millions of subversives subsisting purely on hot air and drivel and they are quite capable of steering nations into political situations that will always lead to war. These kinds of Pied Pipers can keep the natives spellbound as they dance off a cliff into the sea.

7 comments:

**** ***** said...

the modern liberal arts degree. a background in science, art, literature, music, sports and.....2 years of classes in a field of study.

and you graduate with no discernible actual f'ing skills.

theepilgrim said...

and here's an example of the complete opposite:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKbj3ZDmvdU

This guy immediately struck me as having a lot of the typical Neanderthal character traits

-obsessively focused
-haunted look in the eyes
-concerned more with actual evidence than "peer review"
-does the bulk of his research in solitude
-a deeply rooted fascination with nature and animals

And add to the list a high tolerance for pain. At around the 4 minute mark he voluntarily takes dozens of fireant stings without so much as a flinch or complaint.

Considering the number of bone fractures on the average neanderthal skeleton, I think it's safe to say that these people did not shy away from pain in the slightest. Now compare that to sapiens, who make avoiding pain at all costs the priority of their existence.

If you were to design a slave race, you would want it to be very responsive to pain; you would want just the sound of your whip cracking to be enough to keep the slaves focused on whatever menial tasks were assigned to them.

It must have been infuriating for the "gods" when they would repeatedly lash Enkidu with everything they had, only to see him stand his ground with a look on his face somewhere between defiance and bemusement.

JimBob said...

And a helluva big debt. lol

JimBob said...

"and you graduate with no discernible actual f'ing skills"

And a monster debt. lol

Texas Arcane said...

Even in the story of Jacob and Esau we see encapsulated the infuriating "indifference" of Esau to things that are very important to Jacob. These qualities do not make for obedience and compliance. Slaves must be willing to respond to pain, preference, status, hierarchies, compulsions, conformity. Esau seemed so "meh" to these things. He would never be an effective slave and thus ultimately unfit for any part in the social hierarchy that controls large masses of people.

Texas Arcane said...

Edmund O. Wilson is one of my favorite authors of all time, by the way.

When a true genius appears amongst you, all idiots will be allied against him. Wilson's opposition from that fraud Gould says it all.

Ghostwriter said...

"As we moved away from agriculture and herding, there were going to be more and more people who simply survived on chicanery and flim-flam alone. When that group got organized and was no longer simply camp followers stripping rings off dead bodies, they occupied academia and created the madcap, lunatic world of postmodernists. It's a show about nothing" I have not read a better summary of such people before: D great. They are not only very common here too, but for a microcountry like mine they are especially harmful. The good thing about the possible "Apocalypse" is that they will have to come down from the ivorycastle in the sky, all the way down. Probably.

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