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Someone, Stylo, not you.

FFS, I was continuing, punnishly, with figures of speech which could be misinterpreted.
Didn't I get those right?
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@KiP: I wasn't pointing at anyone, I was doing some wordplay.

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@KiP: I wasn't pointing at anyone, I was doing some wordplay.

Here's the origins:
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Yes, I know, I thought maybe I had them wrong. Don't worry, I'm just being an idiot
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and now for something completely different

Leftwing Breitbart? Chapo Trap House is strong new voice in resistance to Trump

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...wing-breitbart
Thanks Stub King. I read the Guardian article and also the link within to the Frankfurt School with interest. More power to Chapo Trap House.

That link goes to The Headquaters of Neo-Maxism, Samuel Freedman in The New York Review of Books, March 2017 issue, reviewing three books on leading lights of the Frankfurt School.

The last paragraph,

'Recent developments suggest, however, that the Frankfurt School’s critique may have a new timeliness. The recent presidential election used authoritarian tactics of misrepresentation and manipulation of belief addressed to people who were particularly susceptible to such methods; it resulted in the near-complete victory of a political party that now combines a libertarian program of the privatization (if not elimination) of many public functions and dominance by concentrated capitalist wealth; and it put into office a president who is deliberately divisive and has authoritarian inclinations, no apparent respect for truth or for democratic institutions, and little comprehension of or concern for the public good. However distant the Frankfurt School’s indictment of capitalism’s alliance with authoritarianism once seemed, its criticisms are not irrelevant now as we face increasing nativism, unthinking trust in a demagogue and in economic power, as well as antipathy to science and reasoned argument, and eagerness to embrace a regime of disinformation and manipulation.'

It seems the Frankfurt School failed to identify atheism as a tool for thinking, feminism and the imperative on challenging patriarchy, and also sexuality and prejudice, but I don't really know that.

The full article. This is informative on leftist analysis, much of which I agree with, not their highbrow dogma against proletarian music, although I share their contempt for the strictly commercial, as did Frank Zappa.

The full article. This is informative on leftist analysis. Recommended.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017...s-neo-marxism/
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