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Inane Blathering  (Topics: 596 - Posts: 4,017)
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Y'know what always bugs and puzzles me?
Posted by Egil Sep 25, 2009, 17:08
Conservatives feeling proud of features of Western society which came about as the result of struggles their forebears opposed, and whose continuance they still oppose. I'm writing this as a result of yet another TOP thread about how superior our culture is because Afghans oppress their women, but there are myriad ways in which it also crops up. How can one say "our culture is better because women have rights" in one breath and "I hate those feminazis" in the next?


Posted by Sunjumper Sep 26, 2009, 01:01
I feel your pain.
I always risk my eyes falling out of my head because of the rappid rolling when ever I read how the Islamic religion is one that is built on violence and hatred. As if Christianity had a track record that was even a tiny bit better.
There are several exapmes where a utter lack of understanding of anything that has happened in the past is quite evident.

And it is indeed bitterly amusing how the conservatives have twisted the spirit of the founders of their movements in the strangest of ways.
German fraterneties are cesspools of the most vile forms of conservatism, but back in they day they werefounded by rebelious students that want to have a united Germany and later were pushing towards democracy. Quite clearly being the left-wing nut jobs of the days of yore.


sigh...


Posted by Igelkotten Oct 2, 2009, 15:31
Ah. Them.

The wandervögel et al were not really leftist of any persuasion, but their insistence on Germanic unity meant that they ended up being solidly on the wrong side of the authorities, but for the wrong reasons, so to say. Clear as mud, and all that.

Carduus and I had one of those moments a while ago when I tried to explain to her what the difference was between a pflichtschlagende and a fakultativ schlagende burschenschaft was.

It took me quite some time to convince her that no, I was not joking. She then expressed her doubts regarding the sanity of a large part of the german economic anf political elite, to which I could only concur.

And can someone explain to me why a bunch of german-nationalistic-romantics more or less develop their own language, full of expressions in french and latin, and spelling almost everything possible with a "c"? Shouldn't they go in for more of a altgermanisches robust "Klub des Konservative Kirschwasser-Kotzern" instead? Though their need to codify everything into extremely thick rulesets does feel quite a bit like the stereotypical german, including the statutes for binding these rules in sturdy volumes and then beer-spill-proof them with special book bindings.


Posted by Sunjumper Oct 3, 2009, 00:36
People who in their toilts have specialised receptacles for puking are beyond understanding...


Posted by Igelkotten Oct 3, 2009, 09:09
Puking, pauken, whatever, it all still builds character...


Posted by Solomon Oct 8, 2009, 22:10
Quoted from: Egil

Conservatives feeling proud of features of Western society which came about as the result of struggles their forebears opposed, and whose continuance they still oppose. I'm writing this as a result of yet another TOP thread about how superior our culture is because Afghans oppress their women, but there are myriad ways in which it also crops up. How can one say "our culture is better because women have rights" in one breath and "I hate those feminazis" in the next?


I hear ya. On a similar note, I I always feel the unmistakeable pang of SAN loss, like I've been shifted to a Lovecraftian universe where the laws of human logic no longer apply, whenever I hear a conservative pundit one claim the following:
- We're going to lose the edge to China, and if that happens we'll be forced to work longer hours, slash salaries and curb workers' rights. In order to prevent that we need to work longer hours, slash salaries and curb workers' rights.
- Muslims want to destroy religious freedom in our country. The obvious solution is to abolish religious freedom in our country.


Posted by Igelkotten Oct 9, 2009, 19:12
Quoted from: Solomon

Quoted from: Egil

Conservatives feeling proud of features of Western society which came about as the result of struggles their forebears opposed, and whose continuance they still oppose. I'm writing this as a result of yet another TOP thread about how superior our culture is because Afghans oppress their women, but there are myriad ways in which it also crops up. How can one say "our culture is better because women have rights" in one breath and "I hate those feminazis" in the next?


I hear ya. On a similar note, I I always feel the unmistakeable pang of SAN loss, like I've been shifted to a Lovecraftian universe where the laws of human logic no longer apply, whenever I hear a conservative pundit one claim the following:
- We're going to lose the edge to China, and if that happens we'll be forced to work longer hours, slash salaries and curb workers' rights. In order to prevent that we need to work longer hours, slash salaries and curb workers' rights.
- Muslims want to destroy religious freedom in our country. The obvious solution is to abolish religious freedom in our country.


You only say that beacuse you hate our freedom. [ooh]

Meanwhile, considering today's announcement of who will be the recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, I wonder if someone has slipped some sort of mind-altering substance in the drinking waters of Oslo. I mean, essentially giving him the peace prize for being a bit optimistic and humane in his speeches... OK, it's not Kissinger or Roosevelt, but still... [roll]


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