Friday, January 19, 2018

Which Is a Better Candidate for an Episode of Electric Dreams?


A story about an alternate reality in which The New York Times actually pays David Brooks --  the guy who dumped his wife and the mother of his children for his much younger assistant -- to write a "Hugs Not Drugs!" column lamenting "advanced thinkers across the West" for taking the "enchantment" out of sex?
For this reason, cultures all around the world have treated emotional touching as something apart. The Greeks labeled the drive to touch with the word “eros,” and they meant something vaster and deeper than just sexual pleasure...

The Abrahamic religions also treat sex as something sacred and beautiful when enveloped in loving and covenantal protections, and as something disordered and potentially peace-destroying when not...
Or a story about an alternate reality in which NY Magazine pays America's most ludicrous gay Catholic Tory hermit True Conservative, Andrew Sullivan, to write about why New York is a shithole  --
I tried living in New York City for a year and a half and found it intolerable: sunless, overcrowded, rude, incompetent, ugly, massively overpriced, deeply parochial and insular, and an endless assault course of hassle and attitude. 
-- and then go on to use using his magic gay Catholic Tory hermit True Conservative powers to x-ray the souls of "left-feminists" so he can mansplain to them why they are to blame for Trump winning the election --
I think this issue was an under-acknowledged cause for Clinton’s failure. At some point, Democrats and liberals are going to have to decide if they want to “problematize” half the voting population. 
-- because they just don't understand fucking, gender and culture?
I know this must be a pain in the neck for most women. But it’s who we are. It’s a blessing and a curse. It’s called being male, this strange creature, covered in hair, pinioned between morality and hormones, governed by two brains, one above and one below. We can and should be restrained, tamed, kept under control. But nature will not be eradicated. And when left-feminism denies nature’s power, ignores testosterone, and sees all this behavior as a function entirely of structural patriarchal oppression, it is going to overreach. It is going to misunderstand. And it is going to alienate a lot of people.
Actually a Philip K. Dick story about a massive coordinated sustained alien hallucinogenic attack on our cultural nervous system which would create a reality in which twits like this are paid to drizzle words into a page would probably be amazing.

If we weren't, y'know, living it already
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dinthebeast said...

"But it’s who we are."

And this almost goes without saying, but take that "we", you immature little fuck, and slather it with testosterone before you stick it in your eye.

-Doug in Oakland

bowtiejack said...

Hey, I live in NY! And I'm loving it.
People are actually pretty nice and the subway takes me anywhere I want to go without the hassle of traffic and other drivers.
OMG! Could Sully be projecting?
Knowing he doesn't live here anymore just made it even better.

". . . massively overpriced. . .?!"
You can find a deal on EVERYTHING (except housing, he's right about that).
Think I'll run out and hit the discount stores to celebrate. [highly recommended for you visitors: Century 21 and Lot Less]

trgahan said...

"But nature will not be eradicated....when left-feminism denies nature’s power...."

Fuck hell. Depressing that in 2018 we still have assholes paid to pretend the stereotypical ca. 1960 Madmen White Male is some kind of default, testosterone caused natural setting with it's tacit conclusion that NOT acting like that/agreeing with the feminist critique means you're not a true man.

How lazy and dishonest is this self admitted incurious shut in?

Frank said...

Is he describing a man, or a bear?

Oh. Right.

Lit3Bolt said...

"It is going to overreach. It is going to misunderstand. And it is going to alienate a lot of people."

Sounds like an apologist for a Borgia Pope, Josef Stalin, and Donald Trump. Excelsior, Andrew Fucking Sullivan.

John M. Hall said...

These two a**holes think the behavior of men shouldn't have to face any adjustment with progression of the times. In their mind the Mad Men universe or maybe The Handmaid's Tale are somehow not a perversion but a preference.

Stop paying these people money to pollute everyone with their BS, NYT and NYMag.

Enheduanna Pax said...

wow he got paid to write "boyz will be boyz." Unfckinbelievable.

jim said...

Bobo Brooks explaining eros is the semantic equivalent of appendicitis.

Sullivan is now a human placeholder for a dead status quo - the one asleep at its post when the current status quo smothered it with a Trumpy Bear doll. Pining for the days of kinder gentler adventurism & mass-murder for profit will always be a lucrative pastime. said...

The whole NY Times political desk is just "both siding, but it's the Democrats fault" for the current mess. What a shitty paper.

Isaac Segal said...

I love this line by Drew Magary, over at "Deadspin."

"Every day I remain aghast that the New York Times pays good money for David Brooks to fart into a jar."