The “forbidden question” is usually the thing that should demand our attention the most, because it is deemed “forbidden” for a reason. Criminals, perverts, con artists and all sorts of depraved people have a few things in common, and one of them is that they do not want, under any circumstances, for an open, no-holds-barred examination of what they are doing.
Food and drink flow generously; fireworks set the skies alight; rousing songs are played at teeth rattling volume; speeches are given by officials; it is the time when U.S. citizens celebrate their ancestors’ political secession from Britain: “Independence Day,” July 4th.
At least that is the ostensible reason for all the ruckus.
I totally disagree with the notion that the people who are laboring, who are creating the products, moving the products and providing the sheer sweat driving the economy are doing so only because they are too “mediocre” to be the managers of others. Many people simply want to earn a living doing something that they love to do, or have invested years of training learning to do. And no one should disparage them. No one has basis to disparage them: they are the foundation of the entire system…
I have discovered that you have to be 27 years old to buy paper here in the Land of the Free. Seriously.
I went in to buy some rolling papers for the loose tobacco I have at home. I strolled up to the counter, greeted the clerk with a grin and said “good mornin’…
Tucker’s assertion that religious fundamentalism is “another obvious form” of Brutalism is going to get many people hammering on the keyboard, spittle peppering their monitor in between howls of indignation. The space beneath the essay is already full of comments accusing Tucker of being a “purist,” a “fraud,” and “disruptive.”
But methinks they doth protest too much.