Great line and very appropriate with GorTechie’s Enigma post.. Y’all know where standeth the Œcumenical Volgi. But really, is anyone really surprised at all this “subtext” insanity? I mean, for God’s sake, the last two generations or so of students in the humanities (especially the English departments whence cometh journalists) have been taught that this is what informed analysis is: hunting down secretive motives that boil down to a will to power and usually closely tied to race, “gender,” and class.
Behold the fruits of the baby-boomers’ dodging the draft and hiding out in grad schools, and adopting wholesale semi-understood French literary movements!* Young journalists and politicos who think that this word-game bullshit actually relates to reality!
I don’t know if we’re on the Road to Ruin, but we’re sure as hell passing through Moronburgh, population: us.
*See, e.g., Camille Paglia’s “Junk Bonds and Corporate Raiders: Academe in the Hour of the Wolf,” Arion (Spring 1991), pp. 139-212.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.