Tuesday, January 21, 2003

What is it that's good about "diversity."

It displaces the concept of organic community rooted in boring old things like shared culture, language, affinity, and family, and replaces it with pseudo-community, in which all members have nothing in common except their re-engineering as economic units of production and consumption. Government's attention-getting stunts and the corpocracy's imposition of frenzied economic activity meanwhile, are proposed as a fair trade for the suppression of authentic culture, tradition, memory, and the family's privileged zone of privacy and moral sovereignty.

Sounds like fun, dunnit?

-Romulus, on Free Republic

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Wednesday, January 08, 2003

"Interestingly, recent biological works on Stopes perhaps confirms a Stopes whose real motives as a sexologist were more personal than scientific." From this essay on Muriel Spark's _The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie_.

Tuesday, January 07, 2003

Stumbled across JK Huysmans today, the decadent writer. An interesting article on him.