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I'm told it's brilliant, subtle satire and we just don't understand it. <shrug>

It seems to me and this point that the people who think that have assumptions and axioms I don't share and apparently can't even find. Our universes don't overlap in this area (any more, say, than they do with the beliefs of the religious or the Dawkins Church of Atheism) and the argument is pointless.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Apr 4th, 2016 at 08:22:27 AM EST
I'm told it's brilliant, subtle satire and we just don't understand it. <shrug>

Usually, I get their "superficially" racist/xenophobic humor (I think), as a sort of "meta-humor": ridiculing precisely those attitudes and positions in others.  But this essay does not seem ironic in that way at all.  Which is why I find it hard to understand, confusing, and surprising.

Point n'est besoin d'espérer pour entreprendre, ni de réussir pour persévérer. - Charles le Téméraire

by marco on Wed Apr 6th, 2016 at 01:21:10 AM EST
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